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 the Cavaliers’ games against Florida State and Maryland last week.
It is the fourth time this season Scott has been honored, setting the Virginia record for most awards in a season. He surpasses the previous record of three awards in a season, held by Barry Parkhill (1971-72), Ralph Sampson (1982-83), Bryant Stith (1989-90) and Norman Nolan (1997-98).
Scott’s four awards led the conference this season.
Scott posted a pair of double-doubles last week, raising his career total to 33, nine this season. In the 63-60 loss to No. 22 Florida State on Thursday, Scott scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. In the Cavaliers’ 75-72 overtime victory on Sunday at Maryland, Scott scored a career-high 35 points and had 11 rebounds. His 35 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 in 2008. Scott’s 63 points last week were the most by a Virginia player in consecutive games since J.R. Reynolds had 69 points in consecutive games in 2007 (40 vs. Wake Forest, 29 at NC State).
For the season, Scott is averaging 17.9 points and 8.3 rebounds a game, ranking second in the ACC in scoring and T-5th in rebounding. Scott is shooting a league-best 57.3 percent (200-349) from the field, including 31.6 percent (6-19) from 3-point range, and 81.4 percent (131-161) from the free-throw line.
Duke’s Austin Rivers was named ACC Rookie of the Week.