Mike Scott (basketball)

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Mike Scott
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Scott (middle) with the Atlanta Hawks in April 2015
No. 32 – Atlanta Hawks
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-07-16) July 16, 1988 (age 28)
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
2012–present Atlanta Hawks
2012–2013 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

James Michael "Mike" Scott (born July 16, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Virginia.

High school career[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Atlanta Hawks (2012–present)[edit]

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

On February 22, 2014, Scott scored a career-high 30 points in a 107–98 win over the New York Knicks.[10] He became a primary scoring option off the bench for the Hawks in 2013–14,[11] averaging a career-high 9.6 points per game on the season.[12]

On August 26, 2014, Scott re-signed with the Hawks.[13] On March 14, 2015, he was ruled out indefinitely after suffering a left toe injury against the Denver Nuggets on March 11.[14] He missed 11 games with the injury, returning to action on April 4 against the Brooklyn Nets.[15] On April 8, he tied his season-high of 20 points in another win over the Nets.[16]

On December 26, 2015, Scott scored a season-high 18 points in a 117–98 win over the New York Knicks.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

  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[edit]

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
Career 188 7 15.9 .466 .326 .781 3.2 .9 .3 .1 7.9


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
Career 22 0 15.1 .383 .241 .773 3.2 .4 .3 .0 5.9

Personal life[edit]

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.[18] Scott is facing a possible 25-year prison sentence for his drug charges.[19]


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