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Prospect Profile

Mike Scott

  • Full Name: Mike Scott
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-8 / 237
  • Birthdate: April 16, 1988
  • College: Virginia
Atlanta Hawks Round 2: Pick 43
 

Strengths:
*Physical
*Great rebounder
*Competes
*Can score in the post and face up

Weaknesses:
*Doesn’t have prototypical NBA size

NBA projection:
Scott will need to impress in individual workouts to work his way into the draft. He’s not the greatest athlete and he’s undersized for a power forward, but other players fitting that description have found their way into the NBA and forged decent careers. Scott is a versatile scorer, loves to rebound and has a high motor, so even if he gets to an NBA team via free agency, he’ll compete for a roster spot.

2011-12 Season:
Scott put together his best season, earning various All-America honors and being chosen first-team All-ACC. He led the ACC in field-goal percentage and was second in scoring, fifth in rebounding and seventh in free-throw percentage.

Key statistics:
18.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.1 tpg, 0.7 spg, 0.5 bpg, 31.2 mpg, .563 FG, .300 3PT, .808 FT

Cool statistic:
Scott was chosen the ACC’s player of the week four times this season, the most in school history. Even Ralph Sampson (1982-83) earned league POW honors just three times in a season.

Reminds me of:
Paul Millsap

What Insiders Say:
Virginia coach Tony Bennett
“He's carried us all year. He's had a terrific year and there wasn't a lot of help for him, but I think he will remember this senior year as a special one, as I will.”

What Outsiders Say:
George Mason coach Paul Hewitt
“Mike Scott is, to me, the key to the whole thing because they can play through him. He only got three shots tonight, but it didn't seem to affect his effort. He continued to play and be a very big part of what they were doing."

Miami coach Jim Larranaga
"Mike Scott is a handful. He's having a great year. His ability to score both on the block and from the perimeter puts a lot of pressure on opponents' defenses and opens up a lot of things for their guard play.”
 

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch.

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