Hard-working guard who impressed coaching staff this preseason with his diligent approach to the game ... mature player who provides leadership to young teammates ... will give the Black Knights depth at point guard ... continues to develop his skills as he adapts to head coach Jim Crews' system ... willing to do anything to help the team ... good ball handling skills, and a tenacious defender ... shooting touch continues to improve.
As a freshman: spent the year with the junior varsity program.
High School: played basketball for head coach Phil Grant at Brawley Union High in Brawley, Calif. ... averaged 12.0 ppg., 4.0 rpg. and 5.0 apg. as a senior ... also starred for the swim team ... was named all-league on the hardwood ... earned the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award and the U.S. Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete Award as a senior.
Personal: given name is Scott Patrick Pace ... born June 3, 1979 ... parents' names are Patrick and Kathryn Pace ... attended Brigham Young prior to enrolling at West Point ... served a two-year church mission in Cordoba, Argentina ... brother, Rick, is also a cadet, but is presently serving on a mission in Panama ... major is undeclared.