Scott Machado Biography
Source: Iona website
June 6, 2012
Fourth-year point guard was named to the All-MAAC First Team and MAAC All-Tournament team for his performance as a junior and to the Preseason All-MAAC First Team prior to this season... Was also named CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major All-American, NABC All-District Second Team in 2010-11 and CollegeInsider.com Postseason All-Tournament Team... Earned MAAC Rookie of the Year honors in 2009... Became the second player in school history (Marvin McCullough) to record 100 or more assists in his first three seasons at Iona... Set the school single-season record with 281 assists as a junior and the rookie record with 150 assists in 2008-09... Enters his senior year just five assists shy of Iona's all-time career record (Rory Grimes, 558)... Started all but one contest last year and was one of four players to appear in all 37 games in 2010-11... Recorded 28 games with 10 or more points, and four with 20 or more including a career-high 28 points vs. Richmond on Nov. 18... No. 2 on the Gaels and eighth in the MAAC at 13.2 ppg, led the MAAC and No. 2 in the nation with 7.6 assists per game... His 281 total assists were the most in NCAA Division I last season... Ranks No. 3 on the team with 143 rebounds (3.9/g)... Controls the game without having to score... Tremendous passer with a great understanding of the game... Pure point guard that looks to get his teammates involved... Was a freshman on current Iona head coach Tim Cluess’ varsity squad at St. Mary’s HS in Manhasset, NY in 2004-05 before Cluess departure to Suffolk CC.
Started at point guard for Danny Hurley’s St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, NJ and helped his team to a No. 2 national ranking with a 24-1 record as a senior... The finish was the best in school history... Averaged 12 points and eight assists per game... St. Benedict’s was ranked No. 1 in New Jersey by the Newark Star-Ledger and was also ranked No. 2 in the nation by USA Today... As a junior, he was a standout for St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset, NY where he played with former teammate and North Carolina standout Danny Green. Played his freshman season at St. Mary's under current Iona head coach Tim Cluess.