Garnett Francio Scott,Jr. was born on October 30, 2001 to Garnett Scott Sr. and Marteina Watson Scott. Nett, as he was affectionately called, was the second oldest of four brothers—the four ‘Gs’ as they dubbed themselves. Nett and his family lived in Silver Spring, Maryland. He attended Lee Middle School and Northwood High School where he was looking forward to starting his senior year in September. He dreamed of completing his studies at the University of Maryland in College Park.
In his short life, Nett has accomplished far more than one would have imagined and while doing so, has exceeded and shattered barriers some say he would never achieve. During his time at Lee Middle School, he was a champion of environmental protection and was a devoted member of the Recycle Club. His love and passion for basketball was evident in his role as Impact Coach to kids at Weller Road Elementary School. Within the past year, that is where he spent much of his time helping future basketball stars to hone and refine their skills.
Each summer, Nett spent a considerable amount of time at Camp Heartbeat, which is a summer camp for kids with heart conditions. This year he completed the Counselor in Training (CIT) milestone set forth by the institution. His summers also involved completing summer program at NOAH, an extension of the Heart of Tabiatha. During the school year, he devoted his time and focus to the Young Lions Investment Group which is an after school program designed to strengthen the minds, bodies and bank accounts of young men.
Despite a busy life and an arduous schedule, he still found time to enjoy fun times playing video games and basketball with his brothers, cousins, and friends. He was a big fan of the Baltimore Ravens and unbeknownst to many, Nett had a deep passion for music. He was an exceptional singer and rapper and spent his free time writing and recording rhymes with his friend Khalil.
Nett’s achievements are notable through his many honors and awards. In 2011, he won the President’s Award for Excellence in Education. In 2012, he earned Certificates of Completion in the Impact Winter Basketball Program as well as the Achievement for Academic Excellence. In the 2013/2014 school year, he achieved First Quarter Honor Roll and earned Outstanding Volunteer Service. In 2014, he received the Outstanding Leader award at Camp Heartbeat and in 2015, he pocketed the Certificate of Achievement for Academic Excellence as well as the Adolescent Male Empowerment Network (AMEN) Program Award for December. In 2016, he accomplished the Young Lion Investment Group Veteran Award for October.
Nett is survived by his parents, Garnett and Marteina Scott, his three brothers, Gairy A. Palmer, II, Garrett Scott, and Grant Scott, his great-uncle and great-aunt, David and Eva Lyn Shepherd, his maternal grandfather Martin V. Wallace (Yvonne), and his godmother, Janet Williams. Nett is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Jane L. Watson, and his paternal grandparents Arthur and Shelza Scott. He left behind a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as his best friends Khalil Gray, Khalil Abdul-Wakeel, Justin Chin, Justin Castro, Alton Alexander and Dorien Weaver.