James Michael Scott was born in Chesapeake, Virginia. He has two brothers: Antonn Scott and Derrick Mackall. Mike Scott attended and played basketball at Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. He then spent a year at Hargrave Military Academy, where he was a teammate of fellow NBA player Jordan Crawford. Since joining the NBA, Scott has made positive contributions both on and off the court. In 2019, he donated $15,000 to the Point Breeze Youth Development Basketball League, a program that teaches Philadelphia-area youth both basketball and life skills. Scott also hosts an annual free basketball camp at his alma mater Deep Creek High School. Learn more about Scott by following him on Twitter (@mikescott) and on Instagram (@mikescottva).