Scott Bamforth

Scott Douglas Bamforth (born August 12, 1989) is an American-Kosovan professional basketball player for Le Mans Sarthe of the LNB Pro A.

Scott Bamforth
Scott Bamforth.jpg
No. 4 – Le Mans Sarthe
PositionShooting guard
LeagueLNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1989-08-12) August 12, 1989 (age 31)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
NationalityAmerican / Kosovan
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolDel Norte
(Albuquerque, New Mexico)
College
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2014Sevilla
2014–2015UCAM Murcia
2015–2016Sevilla
2016–2017Bilbao Basket
2017–2019Dinamo Sassari
2019–2020Budućnost
2020–presentLe Mans Sarthe
Career highlights and awards
  • FIBA Europe Cup champion (2019)
  • 2× First-team All-Big Sky (2011, 2013)
  • Second-team All-Big Sky (2012)
  • Big Sky Newcomer of the Year (2011)

Standing at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), he plays at the shooting guard position. He played college basketball at Western Nebraska CC and Weber State.

High school and college careerEdit

Bamforth attended and played for Del Norte High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was named first-team all-state twice, as well as the New Mexico High School Player of the Year in 2007. He left Del Norte as the school's all-time leading scorer.[1]

Bamforth committed to Western Nebraska Community College and averaged 18 points per game his first season (2008–09). He was named to the 2009-10 NJCAA Preseason All-America Third Team, but broke his arm before the first game, and decided to transfer to Weber State before the season began.[1]

Bamforth played in 99 games overall for the Weber State Wildcats, with career averages of 13.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He finished 11th in scoring in school history. He earned All-Conference honors each season, and set a school record with 259 career made 3-pointers,[2] as well as the single-season record of 103.[3] Both records were previously owned by Damian Lillard.

In March 2013, he was named to the Weber State Men's Basketball 50th Anniversary Team, as one of the school's best 50 players in its history.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Bamforth signed with Spanish team Baloncesto Sevilla in August 2013.[5] He averaged 10.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in 37 games.

In August 2014, Bamforth signed with UCAM Murcia on a one-year contract,[6] and went on to average 8.9 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in 29 games.

Bamforth rejected an offer from Baloncesto Fuenlabrada,[7] and instead returned to Baloncesto Sevilla in August 2015 on a two-year contract.[8]

He signed for Le Mans Sarthe Basket (French Jeep Elite) for a one-year contract on June 22, 2020.[9]

The Basketball Tournament (TBT) (2016–present)Edit

In the summers of 2016 and 2017, Bamforth played in The Basketball Tournament on ESPN for The Wasatch Front (Weber State Alumni). He competed for the $2 million prize in 2017, and for The Wasatch Front, he scored 27 points in their first round loss to Team Challenge ALS 97-81. [10]

Personal lifeEdit

His wife, Kendra, had his first son in November 2011. They named him Kingzton. However, Kendrea was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, which required an emergency C section 34 weeks into the pregnancy. When Kingzton was born, he stopped breathing and turned blue. Doctors had to resuscitate the newborn.

"I thought they both pretty much were going to die because that's what they told me from the start could happen. It seemed like forever," he later said. They both survived, and in the following game against Northern New Mexico, he made five three-pointers and then made seven in a career-best 28 point performance against Utah State four days after that.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Peterson, Anne (March 26, 2013). "Weber State's Scott Bamforth overcomes tough times to break Damian Lillard's 3-point mark". Fox News. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  2. ^ Jensen, Marc (June 23, 2013). "Marc's Remarks: 3-pointer, the new layup". The Signpost. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  3. ^ Garside, Brandon (June 12, 2014). "Former Wildcat Bamforth continues playing overseas". Standard-Examiner. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "Weber State Men's Basketball 50th Anniversary Team" (PDF) (Press release). Weber State Athletics. March 9, 2013. Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  5. ^ Bedía Diaz, Gonzalo (August 10, 2013). "Cajasol Sevilla: oficial el francotirador Scott Bamforth y a punto Marcos Mata". Solobasket (in Spanish). Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  6. ^ "El UCAM ficha al escolta estadounidense Scott Bamforth, del Cajasol Sevilla". La Información (in Spanish). August 5, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  7. ^ "Bamforth rechaza la oferta del Fuenlabrada. ¿Seguirá en la Liga Endesa?". Gigantes del Basket (in Spanish). August 6, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  8. ^ "Tras Scott Bamforth, tal vez una gran sorpresa: Nachbar". El Decano Deportivo (in Spanish). August 17, 2015. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "Scott Bamforth firma in Francia con Le Mans". Sportando (in Italian). June 22, 2020. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  10. ^ "Bracket | The Basketball Tournament". www.thetournament.com. Retrieved 2018-02-27.

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