Scott’s Passing And More From The VT Win

Mike Scott

Thanks to two double-doubles and an outstanding performance on the road in Blacksburg on Sunday, Virginia’s Mike Scott received recognition as the ACC Player of the Week. Against Virginia Tech, Scott posted 21 points and 13 rebounds to help the Hoos start 1-0 in conference play. Just as important as his scoring and glass work, however, has been Scott’s passing ability.

Scott received credit for just 2 assists at VT, but his decision-making, floor vision, and accuracy with passes off of the block have been a key storyline to date this season. Teams, including Virginia Tech, have sent double teams at Scott or have tried to help on moves toward the rim and he has made them pay with the correct read and correct pass frequently this season. Scott’s passing ability always has been a strong suit in his game, but the biggest difference this season is that the receivers on the other end of those passes are consistently making teams pay.