Mike Scott: NBA, Family & Personal Life

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James Michael Scott, known as Mike Scott, is an American professional basketball player. Scott is a veteran player with over ten years of playing experience on the court.

Scott was drafted into NBA in 2012 by Atlanta Hawks, and from then, there has been no stopping him on the court and showcasing excellent game skills and performances. 

Mike Scott
Mike Scott (Source: Ballersbrands.com)

There is much more information to learn about the player and his journey to becoming a professional basketball player. Please read the full article below to know more about his personal and professional life.

Now let us look into some quick facts related to him.

Quick Facts

Full Name James Michael Scott
Birth Date July 16, 1988
Birth Place Chesapeake, Virginia
Age 35 years old
Known As Mike Scott
Religion Christian
Nationality American
  • Deep Creek 
  • Hargrave Military Academy
  • Virginia
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name Michael Scott
Mother’s Name Lisa Mackall
Siblings Antonn Scott and Derrick Mackall
Height 6’7″ (2.01 m)
Weight 237 lb (108 kg)
Build Athletic
Shoe Size N/A
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
League NBA
Active Years 2012 – present
Marital Status Engaged
Spouse Mommyess
Children Jeremiah and Nori
Profession Basketball Player
Position Power forward 
Currently Playing For Not active
Net Worth $10 million
Salary $5,275,211
NBA Draft 2012 Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Awards and Achievements
  • 2012- Third-team All-American 
  • 2012- First-team All-ACC 
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch  Cards
Last Update May 2024

Mike Scott: Early Life, Family & Education

On July 16, 1988, Scott was born in Chesapeake, Virginia, to Michael Scott and Lisa Mackall. He has two younger brothers, Antonn Scott and Derrick Mackall. Scott’s ethnicity belongs to Afro-American society as his parents were from Africa.

Scott’s father, Michael, was an officer in marine services and worked in marine for nearly two decades. Scoot has a good relationship with his parents. And they were always supportive of his passion for basketball from a young age.

Scott developed his passion from his childhood days as he used to play basketball in his elementary school.

Scot(In middle at back) with his elementary school basketball team
Scott (in the middle at the back) with his elementary school basketball team (Source: NBA)

The athlete attended Deep creek school in Virginia and later went to Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham, Virginia, for his high school studies. Scott was active as a basketball player during his high school days.

After graduating from high school, Scott went to the University of Virginia for his college studies. He played college basketball during his college days and sharpened his skills to be a professional basketball player.

Mike Scott: Age, Height & Weight

Scott is 35 years old. He has an amazing physique at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) and weighs around 237 lb (108 kg).

To maintain such an athletic figure, he has to go through a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet. A player needs to have the specific discipline for exercises and meals to maintain a healthy body and move with ease on the court.

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Many basketball players have some form of body art and tattoos engraved on their bodies. They like to get inked with different shapes like quotes, pictures, or art forms, and Scott is also one of them. He has both his arms covered with tattoos.

It seems like the player has some liking towards emojis as both his arms are engraved with the emoticons like a smiley face, devil face, and fire. He also has engraved a tattoo of a basketball on his right arm. 

Scott flaunting his tattoos
Scott flaunting his tattoos (Source: NBCSports.com)

Scott has all these emojis over his arms and goes up to his neck. The reason behind such tattoos on his body is not revealed yet.

Mike Scott: Drug Case

On July 30, 2015, Scott was arrested for the charge of carrying marijuana and MDMA in an SUV with his brother Antonn Scott. He and his brother admitted to the possession of drugs.

The authority reported 35.3 grams of marijuana and 10.9 grams of MDMA in the vehicle. Antonn drove the car, and Scott was in the passenger seat. The speed of the vehicle was 98mph, and the police reported that they had to chase for over two miles before finally, the SUV pulled over.

Scott admitted that all the drugs belonged to him and that his brother was innocent in the case. He was expected to serve about 25 years in prison following the charges and incident.

Scott was not allowed to play during the trial period. The Atlanta Hawks maintained silence during the whole process and did not give any updates on the incident. No NBA teams signed him when the case was pending, and he was kept in the back by the Atlanta Hawks.

On May 2, 2017, Georgia Superior Court suppressed the charge against Scott, suggesting that the evidence and the suspicion of stopping the vehicle followed the pattern of racial profiling by law enforcement. Finally, Scott was released from the pending case.

Mike Scott: Career

Scott played professional basketball from his high school days and was good at it. He ranked 33rd in the position of power forward and 115th player in the whole country in 2007.

After graduating from high school, he went to the University of Virginia and played for Virginia Cavaliers. At the of his sophomore year, Scott suffered from ankle surgery and had to undergo surgery. Because of the injury, he was suspended and was given the fifth year of eligibility by the officials.

Scott participated in the Atlantic Coast Conference and was selected as the top player by the officials. Under his leadership, the Virginia Cavaliers participated in the NCAA tournament. 

The athlete was honored with the second-leading position for the All-ACC team and national recognition as an All-American by the Sporting News and the Associated Press.

NBA Career

Scott was drafted into NBA by the Atlanta Hawks in 2012. He was selected in round 2 and was the 43rd pick of the Hawks. In September 2012, he officially signed a contract with the team.

Scott was traded to the Bakersfield Jam on December 1, 2012, but he was back with the Hawks after ten days.

Scott extended his contract with the Hawks on August 26, 2014. He played well with the team and also improved a lot of his skills and performance.

Scott with the Hawks
Scott with the Hawks (Source: NBA)

Scott suffered a massive left toe injury on March 14, 2015, while playing against the Denver Nuggets. He had to miss out on 11 games following the injury. On April 4, 2015, he was back in action and played against the Brooklyn Nets.

Atlanta gave him the chance to play in the 2015-16 season despite the trial of his drug case. On October 31, 2016, he complained about his left knee soreness and was ruled out of the game for four weeks following the necessary procedures.

On February 23, 2017, Scott was traded to the Phoenix Suns but was released by the Suns the next day.

The Washington Wizards selected Scott on July 9, 2017. He played for a year with the club.

On July 9, 2018, Scott signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Philadelphia 76ers

On February 6, 2019, Scott was exchanged to the Philadelphia 76ers. On July 11, Scott extended the contract with the 76ers for two years worth $9.8 million. 

Scott’s contract with the 76ers came to an end in June 2021. He played well during all his seasons with the team. Though he never really announced his departure from the team, as the 76ers did not resign him for the next season, it was known to all that he had left the group. He is a free agent and has not signed with any team yet.

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Mike Scott: Girlfriend & Kids

Scott got engaged to his longtime time girlfriend on 14th September 2019.

The real name of his girlfriend is not revealed yet, while her user name on Instagram is Mommyess. The couple has been dating each other for an extended period. 

Scott with his Fiance (Source: Liverampup.com)

Though the couple had started parenthood together long before their engagement, they have two kids. Their first son, Jeremiah, was born on March 10, 2016, and their daughter, Nori, was born on January 1, 2018. 

Mike Scott: Net Worth

Scott’s net worth is around $10 million, including his previous earnings from the contracts with different clubs and games during his professional basketball career.

Lastly, Scott played basketball for the Philadelphia 76ers, where his annual salary was $5,275,211. 

He lives a lavish lifestyle with his family with all the hard-earned money he has accumulated throughout his career. 

Mike Scott: Social Media Presence

Scott has verified Instagram and Twitter accounts. He enjoys enormous followings on his social media handles.

He is often seen sharing posts related to his professional life and some glimpse of his personal life by sharing his moments with his children.

Though he is not active in basketball nowadays, his fans can connect with him through his social media handles. And also, they can send their wishes and message to the players personally and encourage them to do better.

Mike Scott: Awards & Achievements

  • 2012- Third-team All-American 
  • 2012- First-team All-ACC 

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Where is Mike Scott now?

Scott lastly played for the Philadelphia in June 2021. He has not signed with any of the clubs at present.

What is Mike Scott’s salary?

Scott played basketball for the Philadelphia 76ers, where his annual salary was $5,275,211.

How many children does Scott have?

Scoot has one son Jeremiah and one daughter Nori.

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