NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – There was no sophomore slump for Mike Scott. The 6-foot-8 forward who played at Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake and later at the University of Virginia just finished his second season with the Atlanta Hawks and improved his numbers from his rookie season.
Scott averaged 9.6 points a night over the regular season, 9.4 points in the playoffs, and provided maybe the highlight of the entire playoffs with a one-handed, thunderous throw-down against the top-seeded Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Scott was back in Hampton Roads over the weekend, playing in the 7 Cities Pro-Am at Maury High School in Norfolk, still working, still trying to better his game for the future. “Even in the NBA, I’m still under the radar for the most part and that’s the way I like it,” said scott at Maury High School on Sunday.
Scott maybe serves as an example to other aspiring professionals, like his former Cavaliers teammate Jontel Evans, who played opposite Scott in the Pro-Am. Evans, a former standout at Bethel High School in Hampton, just signed a contract to play in Slovakia.
Brandon Britt, a product of Atlantic Shores Christian School in Chesapeake, just finished his career at the College of William and Mary, and is still trying to be picked up by a European club.
Du’Vaughn Maxwell, who was known to throw down the hammer a few times while he played at Hampton University, will leave for the Dominican Republic on Wednesday. He’ll play in a Summer league there, and also hopes to play professionally in Europe.