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Mike Scott

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Scott had an outstanding final season at Virginia, averaging a career-best 18.0 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting an ACC-best 56.3 percent. Despite those numbers, he's targeted as a second-round pick and there's even a chance he won't hear his name called on draft night. There are major concerns where Scott, last season's ACC player of the year runner-up, will fit at the next level. For all his strengths, he doesn't have the size to compete with many NBA power forwards and will have to improve his quickness and shooting touch (he made just 16 of 44 shots from 3-point range in college) to be a reliable small forward. Another issue that could make teams think twice: He will be 24 - relatively old for a rookie - when the season starts. Scott was on the fast track to being a first-round pick a year ago, but was limited to just 10 games in 2010-11 after undergoing two surgeries on his left ankle. That season ended with Scott averaging 15.9 points and 10.2 boards after becoming the first Cavalier since Ralph Sampson in 1983 to record five straight double-doubles. Despite all the "tweener" concerns of scouts, none of them can argue about his productivity, particularly coming from a conference that's universally regarded as one of the nation's most talented.

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