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Melvin Scott Enters Coaching Ranks

Former UNC shooting guard Melvin Scott has begun his coaching career. On Tuesday it was announced that Scott was named the Director of Basketball Operations at Tennessee Tech University. Part of the UNC's 2005 National Championship team, Scott played four years at North Carolina. He averaged 6.8 points and 1.6 assists in mostly a reserve guard role.

Former UNC basketball player Melvin Scott trying to rebuild after rape charges dropped

After months of proclaiming his innocence, Melvin Scott no longer faces legal issues after the second degree rape charges against Scott were dropped Wednesday. "First of all I thanked God, I called my family – it was a relief," said Scott. "I lost my home, I was homeless for about 3 months," said Scott. "I lost all my income, my jobs, the toughest part was what my family is going through."

Rape charges against former UNC basketball player Melvin Scott dropped

Rape charges against former UNC basketball player Melvin Scott have been dropped. Scott was charged late last year with second degree rape in an alleged incident involving a female acquaintance who according to police was "mentally incapacitated and physically helpless."

Former UNC basketball player Melvin Scott charged with second-degree rape

Former UNC basketball player Melvin Scott is facing charges of second-degree rape. Scott, 32, was arrested on Friday in Durham and is in the county jail under $500,000 bond. According to police, the alleged incident happened Aug. 20 and involved a female acquaintance. Scott was a member of the 2005 national championship team.

Today In NCAA History: UNC 63, Air Force 52

The night before they played Air Force in the first round of the NCAA tournament in 2004, North Carolina's players shaved their heads in solidarity-a way to show, idea-man Melvin Scott later said, "that we're together and focused." Competing in their first NCAA tournament game in three years, the sixth-seeded Tar Heels needed that togetherness and focus to rally to a 63-52 victory.

Lucas: He's Alright

In the same way that you remember the Tar Heels couldn't have won the Villanova game in 2005 without Melvin Scott's key minutes at point guard in relief of Raymond Felton, you're going to remember that it was Reggie Bullock who made every play against the Bobcats. Every single time, Bullock was there.

Lucas: UNC Basketball Mailbag

Conventional wisdom says every team has to survive an unexpected challenge somewhere on the way to a national title. The '82 team barely defeated James Madison. The '93 team needed overtime to beat Cincinnati. And the '05 squad, as Jamie said, needed clutch free throws from Melvin Scott to beat Villanova.

Legendary ACC Team No. 9: 2005 North Carolina

Perhaps no ACC team that claimed a national championship ever had to endure what the seniors and juniors at North Carolina did prior to its title run. Terrorized by Matt Doherty until his dismissal in 2003, the senior class of Melvin Scott, Jawad Williams and Jackie Manuel had developed such a thick layer of toughness that they were primed for a run in 2005.

UNC in familiar footsteps?

Before the NCAA tournament began, former North Carolina guard Melvin Scott was arguing a point with Tar Heels sophomore Ty Lawson. "Dude," Scott said he told Lawson, "You guys are so much deeper than we were." Such conversations are common for Lawson and teammates on the top-seeded North Carolina team that will meet Washington State in the East Regional semifinals at Bobcats Arena at 7:27 p.m. today.

Quentin Thomas came through for UNC this season

As a freshman, Quentin Thomas saw the senior class of Jawad Williams, Melvin Scott and Jackie Manuel, who all endured an 8-20 fresh-man campaign, end their college careers with a national title. With the Tar Heels among a crowded field of contenders for this season’s crown, the thought of a similar ending has crossed his mind.

Byron Sanders Named To All-ACC Academic Team

North Carolina forward Byron Sanders, a senior in 2005-06, was named to the 2006 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men's Basketball Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. Sanders also was named to the team in 2003-04 as a sophomore. In 2004-05, former Tar Heel Melvin Scott earned a spot on the squad.

Tar Heel Pros News & Notes

This week's update on former Tar Heel hoopsters ... includes the latest on Ademola Okulaja, Steve Bucknall, Jawad Williams, Shammond Williams, Melvin Scott and Nikki Teasley.

Lucas: UNC Basketball Mailbag Jan. 17

This year's team is somewhat devoid of quality nicknames. You might catch a player or two calling Wes Miller "Chico," but you'd have to ask Jackie Manuel about the origin of that one. Manuel, incidentally, was known as "Swayze" for much of his Carolina career, while classmate Melvin Scott was known almost exclusively as Pelle. In most cases players have an entirely different set of nicknames for each other than the ones used most often by fans.

Melvin Scott Named to All-ACC Academic Team

Former Tar Heel guard Melvin Scott was named to the 2004-05 All-ACC Academic Basketball Team Wednesday. Scott earned his UNC degree in African Studies in May 2005, averaged 5.1 points per game as a senior in 2004-05, played in all 27 games and made seven starts. He finished third on the team with 45 three-point field goals and shot 35.7 percent from behind the arc.

Jackie Manuel, Melvin Scott Eyeing Pro Hoops Careers

UNC graduates and members of the 2005 NCAA Champion men's basketball team, Jackie Manuel and Melvin Scott, still have their eyes on professional basketball careers, but they are currently spending time with members of next year's team and lending support to Carolina Pros, Inc., now located at 214 W. Franklin Street.

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