College - North Carolina
ABA Team: Virginia (1970-71 to 1971-72)
2-Time All-American at North Carolina; ABA Co-Rookie of the Year in 1970-71 (with Dan Issel); Led ABA in Scoring and set the All-Time ABA Record for Scoring Average in 1971-72 (34.6 ppg); ABA All-Time Season Leader in Scoring Attempts in a Season with 2,302 in 1971-72; 2-Time ABA All-Star; 2Time Member of ABA All-Pro Team
From Jim O'Brien'sComplete Handbook of Pro Basketball:
So very talented . . . Sometimes surly, always slick . . . Doesn't shy from controversy or 7-foot centers . . . Can do it all with slender 6-6 frame . . . Among the ABA scoring leaders from the outset of 1970-71 season, Scott shared Rookie-of-Year honors with Dan Issel . . . In poll of players by The Sporting News he was named 1970-71 Rookie-of-Year . . . "He has the ability to reach super-star status," says Dean Smith, his college coach at North Carolina. "I would compare him in all-around ability to Oscar Robertson. I think, in fact, he can become another Robertson" . . . Finished 5th in scoring in 1970-71 with 27.1 ppg average, and fourth in assists assists with 5.6 a game . . . too big for most guards and too fast for most forwards . . . Pete Carry of Sports Illustrated felt he "displayed more tangible assets than any other rookie in either professional league." . . . His speed and jumping ability more than offset slender physique, made him a rarity among All-Americas - a player who's even more productive as pro rookie than he was in college . . . Became dissatisfied with Norfolk, Va. and skipped out on Squires, Dr. J, and ABA scoring championship late in 1971-72 season . . . Joined NBA Phoenix Suns for remainder of 1971-72 season . . . "He's a competitor," said ex-coach Al Bianchi, before Scott jumped leagues, "and I'm convinced that most of all he wants to win. I always know when Charlie's happy. That's when he's talking and bitching the most."