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Mike Scott Selected by the Atlanta Hawks in 2012 NBA Draft
Cavalier forward was the 43rd overall selection
NEWARK, N.J. – Former Virginia standout Mike Scott was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft on Thursday night. Scott was the 43rd overall pick of the draft.
Scott is the first Virginia player selected in the NBA Draft since Sean Singletary in 2008. Singletary was a second-round selection (42nd overall pick) by the Sacramento Kings that year.
This season, the 6-8 Scott earned third-team All-America honors from Sporting News, Basketball Times and NetScouts Basketball, fourth-team All-America honors from College Sports Madness and honorable mention All-America recognition from The Associated Press.
A 2012 first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, Scott has also earned all-district honors from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
The Chesapeake, Va., native averaged 18.0 points and 8.3 rebounds a game for the 2011-12 season, while shooting 56.3 percent (215-382) from the field and 80.8 percent (139-172) from the free-throw line. He ranked first among ACC players in field goal percentage, second in scoring, fifth in rebounding and seventh in free throw percentage.
Scott was honored as the ACC Player of the Week a league-high four times during the 2011-12 season. He is the first Virginia player to earn the honor four times in one season. Barry Parkhill (1971-72), Ralph Sampson (1982-83), Bryant Stith (1989-90) and Norman Nolan (1997-98) all were named ACC Player of the Week three times in a season.
Scott finished his Virginia career ranking third in rebounds (944), third in double-doubles (34) and 16th in points scored (1,538) on UVa's all-time lists.
Actually, Atlanta Hawks selected by Mike Scott in the 2012 NBA draft.
I could never pick a favorite NBA team, so I waited until this day. I'll be watching a lot of Hawks games this year.
Same with me, Ryan. I said before the draft that I would adopt whatever team drafted Mike as my team. It worked out pretty nice considering my dad works in Atlanta and it's almost a 2nd home.
Someone help me out, since I do not watch the NBA. is Atlanta a good spot for Scott? Do you think he will have a chance to make the team and contribute? He seems like a great young man, and though I do not like the NBA, I'll be rooting for him.
Before the draft they only had josh smith on roster at power forward an ivan Johnson with an expiring contract. They have expressed a lot of interest in moving smith though, if they did they'd probably look for size and move horford back to his true spot at 4. In either case as of right now it seems as though Scott should be able to earn some minutes. But the summer league will be big as it is for most rookies. I think if he can show out there he'll see time on the floor for atl.
Edit: I did some research and apparently their GM drafted Scott to replace Ivan Johnson as the back up PF, at the very least going into to camp. Hopefully he can lock it up.
This post was edited by Ryan091 22 months ago
I think it's a good fit. Not a dysfunctional franchise, team is pretty good right now but in need of quality depth, the frontcourt isn't packed to the gills with other bodies. The Hawks definitely need some scoring punch off the bench, which I think will be Mike's specialty at this level. Good pick by the Hawks, nice fit for Mike Scott.
Thanks Ryan and Kendall!
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