Today we’d like to introduce you to Malachi Scott.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I was born in Coffeyville, Kansas to an abusive dad and single mom. Then got put in the foster system because my mom couldn’t take care of me when I was 3. Moved from an abusive home to another home in Compton, CA when I was 5. That is where I battled the abusive household, gang life, mental instability, and pressure.
I played football since I was 5 to help with my anger issues but then stopped when I was in the 10th grade where I met Metta World Peace and Kevin Anderson who helped me take basketball seriously. I started when I was in the 11th grade and my skills soared since then. I lost many of my friends every year since I was 5 and it was hard losing them.
They pushed me to be better and I ended up getting my first HBCU scholarship to Voorhees University for basketball. I also transferred to Golden State Prep after a month to give me a gap year to work on my basketball skills more thoroughly with the help of a big time prep school program. This gives me a chance to showcase my talents with a different perspective with a college coach. I give back to the foster kids and speak to them as well as juvenile delinquents. I also have 1 older brother and 2 younger sisters. I am now a SAG Eligible actor, athlete, model, and a basketball play with many NCAA Division 1 and NCAA Division 2 interests. My dream is to play at a D1 HBCU and make it to the NBA from an HBCU.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It has not been smooth. A lot of my friends have been killed. I grew up without my biological parents and lost my only male role model in middle school. I was in abusive households my whole life until I turned 18. I survived the gang life around me where I was pressed and chased a lot. I was able to use hope as my resource to keep pushing every day.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I specialize in acting, athletics, music, and mentoring. I am known for always putting others before me and being selfless. I’m most proud of the kids I’ve helped and have seen them progress positively. I am set apart from others because I’m focused on the present while working on my future. I’ve had this mindset since I was younger and some say I’m wise beyond my years.
We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you.
It has always been different and went many ways. I’ve had bad luck my whole life or I see it as I’m the only one that can handle my situation. So I look to good luck to always happen no matter how long I wish I know that something good will come if I’m patient. Good luck is real and it may last for a while or a short time but it will always be there. Your lucky to even wake up every day.
- Instagram: @theemalachiscott
- Twitter: @themalachiscott
- Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCQXQdJHyzpeferHu6eL5PSw
Andre Winn, Theresa Price, and Anthony Scott