Atlanta Hawks 2012 Draft Results

The Atlanta Hawks added two nice young players via the Draft on Thursday by selecting Vanderbilt sharp-shooter John Jenkins with the No. 23 overall pick in the first rounded and big man Mike Scott from Virginia with the No. 43 overall selection in the second and final round.

Here’s a closer look at the newest Hawks:

John Jenkins (Vanderbilt)
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 220
Age: 21
Position: Shooting Guard

Brief Bio via Hawks PR:

The Southeastern Conference’s leading scorer for the last two seasons, Jenkins was an All-SEC first-team member as a sophomore and junior for the Commodores, and was named an Associated Press third-team All-American in 2012 … he posted 19.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 1.2 apg (.474 FG%, .439 3FG%, .837 FT%) last year, with season highs of 28 at North Carolina State and Georgia … considered one of the nation’s best long-range shooters, Jenkins was selected the 2012 SEC Tournament’s MVP after leading Vandy to the conference championship in a 71-64 over then-#1 ranked Kentucky … the title was Vanderbilt’s first tourney win in 61 years … his birthplace is Hendersonville, TN … CAREER TOTALS – 16.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists (.469 FG%, .438 3FG%, .856 FT%).


Mike Scott (Virginia)
Height: 6-foot-8
Weight: 237
Age: 23
Position: Power Forward

Brief Bio via Hawks PR:

Another four-year player, Scott was a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection and a third-team Sporting News and Basketball Times All-America selection in 2011-12 … established a school record by earning ACC Player of the Week honors a league-high four times last year – a single-season record for a UVA player … first in the conference in FG percentage, Scott posted 18.0 ppg and 8.3 rpg (.563 FG%, .808 FT%) in 32 games … in a March game at Maryland, he scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 11 boards in 44 minutes … his hometown is Chesapeake, VA … CAREER TOTALS – 11.8 points and 7.3 rebounds (.521 FG%, . 364 3FG%, .775 FT%).

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