UVa's Mike Scott Named Third-Team All-America by Sporting News
CHARLOTTESVILLE- Virginia senior forward Mike Scott (Chesapeake, Va.) is a third-team All-America selection for the 2011-12 season by Sporting News. It is the first All-America recognition Scott has received.
The 6-8 Scott, who earned first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors this season, is averaging 17.9 points and 8.3 rebounds a game, while shooting 57.3 percent (200-349) from the field and 81.4 percent (131-161) from the free-throw line. He ranks first among ACC players in field goal percentage, second in scoring, tied for fifth in rebounding and fifth in free throw percentage.
Scott also leads all active ACC players in career points scored (1,500) and rebounds (928). He is the 33rd player in ACC history to record 1,500 career points and 900 career rebounds.
Scott has been named the ACC Player of the Week four times this 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.