Friday, May 25, 2012

2012 NY Knicks Potential Draft Pick - 2nd Round - Pick 48

NY Knicks Draft Spotlight

Machado has 1st round talent. He would be a safe pick. Don't let the college he went to (Iona) fool you! This guy can ball!

Via Wikipedia

Scott Machado (born June 8, 1990) is an American college basketball player. He is a senior point guard for the Iona Gaels and the school's all-time leader in assists.

High school career

Machado played for three years at St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, New York, where he was a teammate of NBA player Danny Green. He transferred to Saint Benedict's Preparatory School for his senior year, where he played for Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley's son, Danny.[1]

College career

The 6'1" point guard then moved to Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. As a freshman, Machado led the Gaels in points scored (288, a 9.2 per game average), set a school record for assists by a freshman (150) and was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rookie of the year. As a sophomore, he averaged 12.5 points and 3.9 assists, leading the Gaels to a 21-win season. He was selected second team All-Conference. As a junior, Machado broke out, averaging 13.2 points and 7.6 assists per game (second in the nation). He set a school record for assists in a season (281) and was named first team all-conference.[1]
As a senior, Machado broke the school record for assists in the first game of the season and broke Siena's Ronald Moore's MAAC record in a February 18 game against Nevada.[2] Machado emerged as one of the top point guards in the country. He was named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award[3] and the Wooden Award.[4]
Scott Machado
PositionPoint guard
Jersey #3
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg)
BornJune 8, 1990
Queens, New York
High schoolSaint Benedict's Prep
Newark, New Jersey
*MAAC Player of the Year (2012)
*2x First Team All-MAAC (2011, 2012)
*MAAC Rookie of the Year (2009)
*MAAC, Iona all-time assist leader

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