ESPN is ranking the best players in the NBA from 500-1. Atlanta Hawks rookie forward MIke Scott ranks 481 on the list.
The second round draft selection from Virginia was the second-highest scorer in the ACC last season with 18 points per game, the fifth-best rebounder in the conference with 8.3 boards per game, and led the conference in field-goal percentage shooting 56.3 percent overall.
Even though Scott had a pretty successful college career, the “experts” over at ESPN don’t seem to think his NBA future will turn out so well. The 481 ranking makes Scott the worst player on the Atlanta Hawks roster, and one of the worst players in the league overall.
But that doesn’t mean anything. After all, these are just made-up rankings that hold no official significance.
One could only assume that Scott’s ranking is so low because he is an unproven, second-round draft selection, and may even find himself in the D-League to start the season because of the limited spots on Atlanta’s roster.