ATLANTA HAWKS SIGN SECOND ROUND DRAFT PICK MIKE SCOTT

ATLANTA, September 6, 2012 - The Atlanta Hawks have signed rookie forward Mike Scott to a contract, according to President of Basketball Operations/GM Danny Ferry.  Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. Scott was selected by Atlanta in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft. 

The 6’8 forward earned First Team All-ACC honors as a senior at Virginia after averaging 18.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg and 1.2 apg (.563 FG%, .808 FT%).  He ranks third in school history in rebounds (944) and double-doubles (34), while finishing 16th in points scored (1,538).

Scott was born July 16, 1988 in Chesapeake, Virginia, and attended Deep Creek High School.  He will wear number 32.

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