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Mike Scott signs minimum deal with the Washington Wizards

Former Wahoo forward will find a new home in DC.

Atlanta Hawks Media Day
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ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Twitter today that former Virginia basketball standout Mike Scott is close to finalizing a minimum deal with the Washington Wizards.

Scott, who played with the Atlanta Hawks from 2012 to early 2017, was traded to the Phoenix Suns in February and then promptly waived as he was bogged down in serious legal trouble stemming from a 2015 arrest. All charges against Scott were dropped in May when a Georgia trial judge declared he and his brother (who was in the car with him at the time of the arrest) were racially profiled by the arresting officer.

Everyone’s favorite emoji’d basketball player has averaged 7.1 points and three rebounds per game over his career, and shoots 46% from the field and 34% from three.

According to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s J. Michael, Scott to the Wizards is a done deal.

Best of luck to Mike in DC. There are surely plenty of UVA fans happy to see Scott find a new home in the District.