Mike Scott Named ACC Player of the Week
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia senior forward Mike Scott has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday. Scott was honored for his play in a pair of Cavalier victories last week as Virginia extended its winning streak to 12 consecutive games and improved to 14-1 on the season.
It is the third time this season Scott has been honored, tying the Virginia record for most awards in a season. He joins Barry Parkhill (1971-72), Ralph Sampson (1982-83), Bryant Stith (1989-90) and Norman Nolan (1997-98) as the only Cavaliers to be named ACC Player of the Week three times in a season.
Scott scored a game-high 23 points and had a team-high eight rebounds in Virginia’s 52-51 win over Miami in the ACC opener on Jan. 7 at John Paul Jones Arena. It was the fourth 20-point game of the season for the Chesapeake, Va., native. Earlier in the week, Scott had 12 points and a team-high nine rebounds in Virginia’s 57-52 win at LSU on Jan. 2.
For the season, Scott is averaging 16.5 points and 8.9 rebounds a game, ranking fourth in the ACC in rebounding and fifth in scoring. He is the only player in the conference to rank in the top five in both scoring and rebounding. Scott is shooting a league-best 59.6 percent (87-146) from the field, including 37.5 percent (3-8) from 3-point range, and 79.5 percent (70-88) from the free-throw line.
Maryland’s Alex Len was named ACC Rookie of the Week.