Mike Scott is a former NBA player who last played for the Philadelphia 76ers. Being naturally adept in basketball, Scott joined the basketball team in Deep Creek High School, before prepping at Hargrave Military Academy. Even during his high school days, he was considered the 33rd best power forward and a four-star recruit by Rivals.com.
During college, Scott joined the Virginia Cavaliers for the first 3 years. He also had recorded an average of 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds, however, he ended up getting an ankle injury before the season ended. Because of his ankle injury, Scott was granted by the Virginia Cavaliers a medical redshirt and still being eligible to play basketball in his 5th year. In 2011-12, he became one of the most sought players in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He also had an average of 18.0 points with 8.3 rebounds per game. He also received recognition, such as Third Team All-American and Honorable Mention Team All-American by the Sporting News and Associated Press, respectively.
Scott pursued basketball when he joined the 2012 NBA Draft, and he was the 43rd overall pick by the Atlanta Hawks and he eventually signed with them. He was also assigned to the Bakersfield Jam, yet was recalled by the Hawks days later.
In March 2015, he incurred an injury, which made him missed 11 games. He only went back to action in April 2015 against the Nets. Unfortunately, he was arrested for drug possession. Even though many people have speculated that the Hawks might drop him, still they chose to keep Scott while his case is still pending.
Following his stint with the Hawks, he then signed a one-year contract with the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Clippers. In February 2019, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Wilson Chandler, Landry Shamet, and Mike Muscala. In June 2021, he resigned with the Sixers for a two-year contract extension worth $9.8 million.
2012 All-ACC First Team2012 All-American Third Team