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Scott Anthony Padgett (born April 19, 1976) is a retired American professional basketball player. He played for the NBA's Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets, New Jersey Nets, and Memphis Grizzlies.

Padgett was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He played basketball at St. Xavier High School in Louisville, and while he was not regarded as a great college prospect, he was recruited by head coach Rick Pitino and committed to play college basketball for the University of Kentucky.

Padgett saw limited playing time during his freshman season (1994-95) on a roster that included future NBA players Tony Delk, Rodrick Rhodes, Walter McCarty, Jeff Sheppard, Mark Pope and Antoine Walker. Padgett averaged 2.0 points per game and 1.2 rebounds per game while appearing in 14 games. He also had academic problems and was not eligible to play during the following year. While Kentucky won a national championship, Padgett was out of school, working for a lawn service.

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