Mike Scott (basketball)

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Mike Scott
Mike Scott, Richaun Holmes (cropped 2).jpg
Scott with the Wizards in February 2018
No. 30 – Los Angeles Clippers
PositionPower forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1988-07-16) July 16, 1988 (age 30)
Chesapeake, Virginia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High schoolDeep Creek (Chesapeake, Virginia)
Hargrave Military Academy
(Chatham, Virginia)
CollegeVirginia (2007–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career2012–present
Career history
20122017Atlanta Hawks
2012–2013Bakersfield Jam
2016Delaware 87ers
2016–2017Long Island Nets
2017–2018Washington Wizards
2018–presentLos Angeles Clippers
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 Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Virginia Cavaliers under Tony Bennett.

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]

Scott with Virginia in February 2012

After a solid first three years in which he led the Virginia Cavaliers 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, but lost 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 (2012–2017)[edit]

Scott with the Hawks in April 2015

On June 28, 2012, Scott was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 43rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.[4] On September 6, 2012, he signed with the Hawks.[5] On December 1, 2012, he was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.[6] He was recalled by the Hawks on December 11,[7] reassigned on March 1,[8] and recalled again on March 6.[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 three days earlier.[14] He missed 11 games with the injury, returning to action on April 4 against the Brooklyn Nets.[15]

After getting arrested in July 2015 for drug possession, many believed Scott would be cut by the Hawks.[16] With his legal process still pending, Atlanta chose to keep Scott on the roster for the 2015–16 season.[16] He shot a career-best 3-point percentage during the year, reaching as high as 40.9%.[16]

On October 31, 2016, Scott was ruled out for four weeks while undergoing a series of non-surgical procedures for his left knee soreness.[17] During the 2016–17 season, he had three assignments to the NBA Development League, two with the Long Island Nets and one with the Delaware 87ers.[18]

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.[19] He was waived by the Suns the following day.[20]

Washington Wizards (2017–2018)[edit]

On July 9, 2017, Scott signed with the Washington Wizards.[21]

Los Angeles Clippers (2018–present)[edit]

On July 9, 2018, Scott signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.[22]

NBA career statistics[edit]

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[edit]

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
2017–18 Washington 76 1 18.5 .527 .405 .658 3.3 1.1 .3 .1 8.8
Career 357 8 16.0 .476 .351 .762 3.0 .9 .3 .1 7.4

Playoffs[edit]

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
2018 Washington 6 0 21.0 .634 .636 1.000 3.5 .7 .3 .2 10.8
Career 38 0 16.4 .478 .341 .833 3.3 .5 .3 .1 6.8

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.[23] Scott was facing a possible 25-year prison sentence for his drug charges.[24] 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.[25]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "ATLANTA HAWKS SIGN SECOND ROUND DRAFT PICK MIKE SCOTT". NBA.com. September 6, 2012. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "HAWKS ASSIGN JENKINS AND SCOTT TO BAKERSFIELD JAM". NBA.com. December 1, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2012.
  7. ^ "HAWKS RECALL SCOTT FROM BAKERSFIELD JAM". NBA.com. December 11, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Hawks recall Mike Scott from D-League". InsideHoops.com. March 6, 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
  10. ^ Henry, George (February 22, 2014). "Scott scores career high 30 as Hawks beat Knicks". NBA.com. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  11. ^ McGee, Adam (June 19, 2014). "Atlanta Hawks: Mike Scott 2013-14 Season Review". HoopsHabit.com. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  12. ^ "Mike Scott 2013-14 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  13. ^ "Hawks Re-Sign Mike Scott". NBA.com. August 26, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  14. ^ "Hawks: Forward Mike Scott has fractured toe". NBA.com. March 14, 2015. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  15. ^ Odum, Charles (April 4, 2015). "Millsap hurt as Hawks rout Nets, tie team mark with 57th win". NBA.com. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
  16. ^ a b c Rowland, Brad (February 4, 2016). "Mike Scott enjoying nice season following off-court turmoil". peachtreehoops.com. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  17. ^ "Mike Scott To Miss 4 Weeks For Knee Procedures". NBA.com. October 31, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  18. ^ "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  19. ^ "Phoenix Suns Acquire Mike Scott From Atlanta". NBA.com. February 23, 2017. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
  20. ^ "Suns Sign Price, Waive Scott, Sullinger". NBA.com. February 24, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  21. ^ "Wizards Sign Mike Scott". MonumentalSportsnetwork.com. July 9, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  22. ^ "Press Release: L.A. Clippers Sign Forward Mike Scott". NBA.com. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  23. ^ "Hawks' Mike Scott arrested on drug charges". NBA.com. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  24. ^ Vivlamore, Chris (August 12, 2015). "Atlanta Hawks' Mike Scott faces up to 25 years on drug charges". AJC.com. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  25. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (May 2, 2017). "Georgia court clears Mike Scott of felony drug charges". Yahoo.com. Retrieved May 2, 2017.

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