Scott Named First Team All-ACC

On Monday night, Tony Bennett's weekly radio program became the "Mike Scott Show."

Virginia's fifth-year forward joined his head coach and the "Voice of the Cavaliers" Dave Koehn for the latest edition of "Coach's Corner." Scott answered questions, signed autographs, and posed for photos with fans at Wild Wing Cafe in Charlottesville.

Not surprisingly, Monday afternoon's news that Scott had been voted first team All-ACC was a popular topic.

I'm just very grateful, very thankful to be a part of those great players in the ACC," Scott said. "I just want to keep this thing going, and hopefully get some more wins."

Scott finished the regular season second in the ACC in scoring (17.9 ppg), tied for fifth in rebounding (8.3 rpg), and first in field goal percentage (57.3 percent). He finished second in the All-ACC voting behing unanimous selection Tyler Zeller of North Carolina.

Two other Tar Heels, John Henson and Harrison Barnes, and Duke freshman Austin Rivers rounded out the All-ACC first team.

Earlier Monday, his coach credited Scott's strong season to the fifth-year senior's hard work.

"If you'd come watch one of our practices, he's there early working on his, he's got his routine. He's there after," Bennett said. "And he's just honed a certain skill. And he's certainly, he and Sammy have desperately wanted to make a push, and leave a good mark here."

Scott was also named the conference's player of the week for a school-record fourth time this season on Monday, a day after scoring a career-high 35 points in the Cavaliers' season-ending 75-72 win at Maryland. The win clinched a first round bye in the first round of this week's ACC Tournament.

"I think the year off -- the physical maturity, the health in his ankle, the mental maturity, just in terms of sitting out and watching, being a leader. All those things have really come together," Bennett said. "And so, to see it on this steady of a basis, or this consistent, that's what's been impressive to me."

During his radio appearance, Scott shrugged off questions about not being a unanimous choice -- "Everyone's entitled to their own vote," he said -- and afterward, a question about Tuesday's ACC Player of the Year announcement broad a broad smile to his face.

"I just want to keep winning," he said with a laugh. "If we keep winning, I think that will speak for itself."


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