Mike Scott: The Road Warrior?

Friday, October 11, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson

Second year forward Mike Scott is just simply getting better with time.

It would appear that way anyway after he built off of a strong finish to the regular season as a rookie last year with a very good Summer League and a solid start to the preseason this year.

After recording just two double-figure games through the third week of March last year, Scott had five such games in the seasons final three weeks, including a career-high 23 points in the regular season finale at Madison Square Garden.  He also scored 22 points in San Antonio, 19 in Boston and 17 in Philadelphia during that stretch.

After capping the regular season strong, he went to Summer League in Las Vegas and led the Hawks in scoring with 18.6 PPG on 46 percent shooting from the field and a mesmerizing 91 percent from the free throw line over the five-game stretch.

Now he comes into the preseason and leads Atlanta in scoring, averaging 16 points through the two games, one in Miami and one in Asheville.  So we have to ask – Does Mike Scott love playing on the road?

It seems like no venue has faced the second-year man out of Virginia lately.  He’s shooting 67 percent from the field and from beyond the three point line this preseason.  He emphasized at media day that as an undersized power forward, he knew the three-point shot was something he had to work on to stretch defenses.  He hit a few in Summer League, but the high percentage this preseason is what’s probably most encouraging because it means he’s taking quality threes and not just threes for the sake of taking them..

And no, he hasn’t missed a free throw yet.

Coach Bud said that he has spent as much if not more time in the gym as any guy on the team this fall, and it’s certainly paying off for him.  As of right now, I see him getting significant minutes with the second unit, likely playing the small forward or power forward position.  But at the rate he’s improving, the ceiling is very high.  Especially on the road (But seriously, his numbers on the road are pretty good lately).

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