Mike Scott Repeats as ACC Player of the Week
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia senior forward Mike Scott has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, conference officials announced on Monday. Scott was honored for his play in the Cavaliers’ 83-77 win at Seattle on Dec. 21.
Scott scored a career-high 33 points on 12-14 shooting from the field and 9-11 from the free-throw line in the win over the Redhawks at KeyArena. The Chesapeake, Va., native also grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds and had two assists and one block.
Scott’s 33 points are the most in a game by an ACC player this season and the most by a Cavalier since Sean Singletary had 41 points at Miami on Mar. 1, 2008. He is the first ACC player to have at least 33 points and at least 14 rebounds in a game since Florida State’s Al Thornton (37 pts, 15 rebs) at Duke on Feb. 4, 2006.
The double-double at Seattle was Scott’s fifth of the season and the 29th of his career.
The previous week Scott was named ACC Player of the Week after a 17-point, 13-rebound performance in Virginia’s 67-54 win at Oregon on Dec. 18.
Scott becomes just the second Cavalier to earn consecutive ACC Player of the Week awards in the past 20 years, joining Singletary (Jan. 2, 2007 and Jan. 8, 2007). Bryant Stith earned the award in consecutive weeks in January of 1990.
For the season, Scott is averaging 17.1 points and 9.9 rebounds a game, ranking third in the ACC in rebounding and fourth in scoring. He is shooting 63.3 percent (62-98) from the field, including 50.0 percent (3-6) from 3-point range, and 80.3 percent (61-76) from the free-throw line.
Duke’s Quinn Cook was named ACC Rookie of the Week.