One of the most well-known athletes in the history of the Flint Hill School was at the Oakton campus Dec. 16. For two reasons.
A 1987 graduate of the private high school, now-Atlanta resident Dennis Scott returned for a ceremony to retire his basketball jersey No. 24 for a second time. He also was there for the four-team boys high-school hoop tournament named in his honor and held at Flint Hill on Dec. 16 and 17.
The event was called the Flint Hill Classic Dennis Scott Shooter’s Paradise and included host Flint Hill and Mount Vernon of Georgia, in which Scott’s son is a member of that squad.
Scott, who went on to enjoy standout basketball careers in college for Georgia Tech and for various teams in the NBA, played for then Flint Hill Prep when the team’s nickname was the Falcons. His number was retired as a Falcon. Somehow, that information was forgotten or not transferred when the school later reorganized to be called Flint Hill School and the nickname changed to the Huskies.
As Huskies, other players have worn No. 24 over the years, but no longer after this season, according to current Flint Hill head coach Rico Reed.