Mike Scott (basketball)

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Mike Scott
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Scott (middle) with the Atlanta Hawks in April 2015
No. 30 – Washington Wizards
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-07-16) July 16, 1988 (age 29)
Chesapeake, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school Deep Creek (Chesapeake, Virginia)
Hargrave Military Academy
(Chatham, Virginia)
College Virginia (2007–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
20122017 Atlanta Hawks
2012–2013 Bakersfield Jam
2016 Delaware 87ers
2016–2017 Long Island Nets
2017–present Washington Wizards
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

James Michael Scott (born July 16, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Virginia Cavaliers under Tony Bennett.

High school career

Scott played his high school career at Deep Creek High School and then prepped for a year at Hargrave Military Academy.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scott was listed as the No. 33 power forward and the No. 115 player in the nation in 2007.[1]

College career

After a solid first three years in which he led the team in rebounding as a sophomore and junior, Scott appeared poised for a breakout year in 2010–11. He began the year averaging 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds in the team's first ten games. But Scott's season ended early as he suffered an ankle injury and underwent season-ending surgery.[2]

Due to his injury, Scott was granted a medical redshirt and a fifth year of eligibility. He was one of the top players in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in 2011–12, averaging 18.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game and led the ACC in field goal percentage at .563. He led the Cavaliers to a 22-10 record and their first NCAA tournament berth in five years, losing to Florida in the round of 64. Scott received conference recognition as the second-leading vote getter for the All-ACC team and national recognition as an All-American by the Sporting News (third team) and the Associated Press (Honorable Mention).

Scott finished his Virginia career with 1,538 points and is the third leading rebounder in Cavalier history with 944.[3]

Professional career

Atlanta Hawks (2012–2017)

On June 28, 2012, Scott was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the 43rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.[4] He later joined the Hawks for the 2012 NBA Summer League.[5] On September 6, he signed with the Hawks.[6] On December 1, he was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.[7] He was recalled by the Hawks on December 11,[8] reassigned on March 1,[9] and recalled again on March 6.[10] Scott appeared in 40 games for the Hawks as a rookie in 2012–13, averaging 4.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.[11]

On February 22, 2014, Scott scored a career-high 30 points in a 107–98 win over the New York Knicks.[12] He became a primary scoring option off the bench for the Hawks in 2013–14,[13] averaging a career-high 9.6 points per game on the season.[14]

On August 26, 2014, Scott re-signed with the Hawks.[15] On March 14, 2015, he was ruled out indefinitely after suffering a left toe injury against the Denver Nuggets on March 11.[16] He missed 11 games with the injury, returning to action on April 4 against the Brooklyn Nets.[17] On April 8, he tied his season-high of 20 points in another win over the Nets.[18][19]

On December 26, 2015, Scott scored a season-high 18 points in a 117–98 win over the New York Knicks.[20]

On October 31, 2016, Scott was ruled out for four weeks while undergoing a series of non-surgical procedures for his left knee soreness.[21] During the 2016–17 season, he had multiple assignments to the Delaware 87ers and Long Island Nets of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule.[22]

On February 23, 2017, Scott was traded, along with the rights to Cenk Akyol and cash considerations, to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a top-55 protected 2017 second-round pick.[23] However, he was waived by the Suns the following day.[24]

Washington Wizards (2017–present)

On July 9, 2017, Scott signed with the Washington Wizards.[25]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Atlanta 40 1 9.4 .476 .000 .768 2.8 .3 .1 .1 4.6
2013–14 Atlanta 80 6 18.5 .479 .310 .780 3.6 .9 .4 .1 9.6
2014–15 Atlanta 68 0 16.5 .444 .344 .792 2.9 1.1 .4 .0 7.8
2015–16 Atlanta 75 0 15.3 .468 .392 .794 2.7 1.0 .3 .2 6.2
2016–17 Atlanta 18 0 10.8 .293 .148 .875 2.1 .9 .2 .2 2.5
Career 281 7 15.4 .460 .336 .786 3.0 .9 .3 .1 7.1

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Atlanta 4 0 5.0 .500 .000 .750 1.8 .3 .0 .0 3.3
2014 Atlanta 7 0 20.9 .365 .323 .714 2.6 .4 .1 .0 9.4
2015 Atlanta 11 0 15.6 .382 .154 1.000 4.2 .5 .5 .0 4.5
2016 Atlanta 10 0 16.1 .625 .500 .875 3.2 .5 .3 .3 6.5
Career 32 0 15.6 .440 .297 .800 3.2 .4 .3 .1 6.1

Personal life

On July 30, 2015, Scott and his brother, Antonn, were arrested for drug charges after 35.2 grams of marijuana and 10.9 grams of MDMA were found in a SUV driven by Antonn. The vehicle originally had been stopped for following too closely in Banks County, Georgia on Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta; the vehicle failed to yield for about two miles, with speeds reaching 98 mph, before it finally pulled over.[26] Scott was facing a possible 25-year prison sentence for his drug charges.[27] On May 2, 2017, a Georgia superior court issued a ruling to suppress all evidence and dismiss the felony drug case against Scott and his brother, largely based upon testimony and evidence that suggested a pattern of racial profiling by law enforcement in the county.[28]

References

  1. ^ "Mike Scott Recruiting Profile". Rivals.com. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ Yanda, Steve (January 10, 2011). "Mike Scott to miss remainder of season due to ankle injury". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mike Scott Bio". VirginiaSports.com. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ "HAWKS SELECT JOHN JENKINS AND MIKE SCOTT IN 2012 NBA DRAFT". NBA.com. June 28, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  5. ^ "2012 HAWKS ROOKIE CAMP AND SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER". NBA.com. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  6. ^ "ATLANTA HAWKS SIGN SECOND ROUND DRAFT PICK MIKE SCOTT". NBA.com. September 6, 2012. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "HAWKS ASSIGN JENKINS AND SCOTT TO BAKERSFIELD JAM". NBA.com. December 1, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ "HAWKS RECALL SCOTT FROM BAKERSFIELD JAM". NBA.com. December 11, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Atlanta Hawks Re-Assign Mike Scott to NBA D-League Affiliate Bakersfield Jam". NBA.com. March 1, 2013. Archived from the original on March 29, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Hawks recall Mike Scott from D-League". InsideHoops.com. March 6, 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Mike Scott 2012-13 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  12. ^ Henry, George (February 22, 2014). "Scott scores career high 30 as Hawks beat Knicks". NBA.com. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ McGee, Adam (June 19, 2014). "Atlanta Hawks: Mike Scott 2013-14 Season Review". HoopsHabit.com. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Mike Scott 2013-14 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Hawks Re-Sign Mike Scott". NBA.com. August 26, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Hawks: Forward Mike Scott has fractured toe". NBA.com. March 14, 2015. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  17. ^ Odum, Charles (April 4, 2015). "Millsap hurt as Hawks rout Nets, tie team mark with 57th win". NBA.com. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  18. ^ Mahoney, Brian (April 8, 2015). "Horford's dunk helps Hawks edge Nets, 114-111". NBA.com. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Mike Scott 2014-15 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  20. ^ Henry, George (December 27, 2015). "Millsap, Horford lead Hawks in big surge past Knicks". NBA.com. Retrieved December 27, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Mike Scott To Miss 4 Weeks For Knee Procedures". NBA.com. October 31, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  22. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Phoenix Suns Acquire Mike Scott From Atlanta". NBA.com. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Suns Sign Price, Waive Scott, Sullinger". NBA.com. February 24, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Wizards Sign Mike Scott". MonumentalSportsnetwork.com. July 9, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Hawks' Mike Scott arrested on drug charges". NBA.com. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  27. ^ Vivlamore, Chris (August 12, 2015). "Atlanta Hawks’ Mike Scott faces up to 25 years on drug charges". AJC.com. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 
  28. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (May 2, 2017). "Georgia court clears Mike Scott of felony drug charges". Yahoo.com. Retrieved May 2, 2017. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
  • Mike Scott at virginiasports.com
  • Mike Scott on Twitter
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