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Scott May

Scott Glenn May

Position: Small Forward ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-7 ▪ Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: March 19, 1954 in Sandusky, Ohio
Relatives: Father of Sean May
High School: Sandusky in Sandusky, Ohio
College: Indiana University
Draft: Chicago Bulls, 1st round (2nd pick, 2nd overall), 1976 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 21, 1976
Other Pages: College Basketball Stats

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 22 CHI NBA SF 72 2369 431 955 .451 431 955 .451 .451 188 227 .828 141 296 437 145 78 17 185 1050
1977-78 23 CHI NBA SF 55 1802 280 617 .454 280 617 .454 .454 175 216 .810 118 214 332 114 50 6 125 170 735
1978-79 24 CHI NBA SF 37 403 59 136 .434 59 136 .434 .434 30 40 .750 14 50 64 39 22 1 51 51 148
1979-80 25 CHI NBA SF 54 1298 264 587 .450 0 4 .000 264 583 .453 .450 144 172 .837 78 140 218 104 45 5 77 126 672
1980-81 26 CHI NBA SF 63 815 165 338 .488 0 0 165 338 .488 .488 113 149 .758 62 93 155 63 35 7 71 83 443
1981-82 27 MIL NBA SF 65 7 1187 212 417 .508 0 4 .000 212 413 .513 .508 159 193 .824 85 133 218 133 50 6 92 151 583
1982-83 28 DET NBA SF 9 1 155 21 50 .420 0 0 21 50 .420 .420 17 21 .810 10 16 26 12 5 2 13 24 59
Career NBA 355 8 8029 1432 3100 .462 0 8 .000 1432 3092 .463 .462 826 1018 .811 508 942 1450 610 285 44 429 790 3690
5 seasons CHI NBA 281 6687 1199 2633 .455 0 4 .000 1199 2629 .456 .455 650 804 .808 413 793 1206 465 230 36 324 615 3048
1 season MIL NBA 65 7 1187 212 417 .508 0 4 .000 212 413 .513 .508 159 193 .824 85 133 218 133 50 6 92 151 583
1 season DET NBA 9 1 155 21 50 .420 0 0 21 50 .420 .420 17 21 .810 10 16 26 12 5 2 13 24 59

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 22 CHI NBA SF 72 32.9 6.0 13.3 .451 6.0 13.3 .451 2.6 3.2 .828 2.0 4.1 6.1 2.0 1.1 0.2 2.6 14.6
1977-78 23 CHI NBA SF 55 32.8 5.1 11.2 .454 5.1 11.2 .454 3.2 3.9 .810 2.1 3.9 6.0 2.1 0.9 0.1 2.3 3.1 13.4
1978-79 24 CHI NBA SF 37 10.9 1.6 3.7 .434 1.6 3.7 .434 0.8 1.1 .750 0.4 1.4 1.7 1.1 0.6 0.0 1.4 1.4 4.0
1979-80 25 CHI NBA SF 54 24.0 4.9 10.9 .450 0.0 0.1 .000 4.9 10.8 .453 2.7 3.2 .837 1.4 2.6 4.0 1.9 0.8 0.1 1.4 2.3 12.4
1980-81 26 CHI NBA SF 63 12.9 2.6 5.4 .488 0.0 0.0 2.6 5.4 .488 1.8 2.4 .758 1.0 1.5 2.5 1.0 0.6 0.1 1.1 1.3 7.0
1981-82 27 MIL NBA SF 65 7 18.3 3.3 6.4 .508 0.0 0.1 .000 3.3 6.4 .513 2.4 3.0 .824 1.3 2.0 3.4 2.0 0.8 0.1 1.4 2.3 9.0
1982-83 28 DET NBA SF 9 1 17.2 2.3 5.6 .420 0.0 0.0 2.3 5.6 .420 1.9 2.3 .810 1.1 1.8 2.9 1.3 0.6 0.2 1.4 2.7 6.6
Career NBA 355 8 22.6 4.0 8.7 .462 0.0 0.0 .000 4.0 8.7 .463 2.3 2.9 .811 1.4 2.7 4.1 1.7 0.8 0.1 1.5 2.2 10.4
5 seasons CHI NBA 281 23.8 4.3 9.4 .455 0.0 0.0 .000 4.3 9.4 .456 2.3 2.9 .808 1.5 2.8 4.3 1.7 0.8 0.1 1.6 2.2 10.8
1 season MIL NBA 65 7 18.3 3.3 6.4 .508 0.0 0.1 .000 3.3 6.4 .513 2.4 3.0 .824 1.3 2.0 3.4 2.0 0.8 0.1 1.4 2.3 9.0
1 season DET NBA 9 1 17.2 2.3 5.6 .420 0.0 0.0 2.3 5.6 .420 1.9 2.3 .810 1.1 1.8 2.9 1.3 0.6 0.2 1.4 2.7 6.6

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 22 CHI NBA SF 72 2369 6.5 14.5 .451 6.5 14.5 .451 2.9 3.4 .828 2.1 4.5 6.6 2.2 1.2 0.3 2.8 16.0
1977-78 23 CHI NBA SF 55 1802 5.6 12.3 .454 5.6 12.3 .454 3.5 4.3 .810 2.4 4.3 6.6 2.3 1.0 0.1 2.5 3.4 14.7
1978-79 24 CHI NBA SF 37 403 5.3 12.1 .434 5.3 12.1 .434 2.7 3.6 .750 1.3 4.5 5.7 3.5 2.0 0.1 4.6 4.6 13.2
1979-80 25 CHI NBA SF 54 1298 7.3 16.3 .450 0.0 0.1 .000 7.3 16.2 .453 4.0 4.8 .837 2.2 3.9 6.0 2.9 1.2 0.1 2.1 3.5 18.6
1980-81 26 CHI NBA SF 63 815 7.3 14.9 .488 0.0 0.0 7.3 14.9 .488 5.0 6.6 .758 2.7 4.1 6.8 2.8 1.5 0.3 3.1 3.7 19.6
1981-82 27 MIL NBA SF 65 7 1187 6.4 12.6 .508 0.0 0.1 .000 6.4 12.5 .513 4.8 5.9 .824 2.6 4.0 6.6 4.0 1.5 0.2 2.8 4.6 17.7
1982-83 28 DET NBA SF 9 1 155 4.9 11.6 .420 0.0 0.0 4.9 11.6 .420 3.9 4.9 .810 2.3 3.7 6.0 2.8 1.2 0.5 3.0 5.6 13.7
Career NBA 355 8 8029 6.4 13.9 .462 0.0 0.1 .000 6.4 13.9 .463 3.7 4.6 .811 2.3 4.2 6.5 2.7 1.3 0.2 2.7 3.5 16.5
5 seasons CHI NBA 281 6687 6.5 14.2 .455 0.0 0.1 .000 6.5 14.2 .456 3.5 4.3 .808 2.2 4.3 6.5 2.5 1.2 0.2 2.7 3.3 16.4
1 season MIL NBA 65 7 1187 6.4 12.6 .508 0.0 0.1 .000 6.4 12.5 .513 4.8 5.9 .824 2.6 4.0 6.6 4.0 1.5 0.2 2.8 4.6 17.7
1 season DET NBA 9 1 155 4.9 11.6 .420 0.0 0.0 4.9 11.6 .420 3.9 4.9 .810 2.3 3.7 6.0 2.8 1.2 0.5 3.0 5.6 13.7

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS ORtg DRtg
1976-77 22 CHI NBA SF 72 2369 8.7 19.3 .451 8.7 19.3 .451 3.8 4.6 .828 2.9 6.0 8.9 2.9 1.6 0.3 3.7 21.3 98
1977-78 23 CHI NBA SF 55 1802 7.3 16.2 .454 7.3 16.2 .454 4.6 5.7 .810 3.1 5.6 8.7 3.0 1.3 0.2 3.3 4.5 19.3 103 104
1978-79 24 CHI NBA SF 37 403 6.8 15.7 .434 6.8 15.7 .434 3.5 4.6 .750 1.6 5.8 7.4 4.5 2.5 0.1 5.9 5.9 17.1 84 103
1979-80 25 CHI NBA SF 54 1298 9.6 21.3 .450 0.0 0.1 .000 9.6 21.2 .453 5.2 6.2 .837 2.8 5.1 7.9 3.8 1.6 0.2 2.8 4.6 24.4 106 108
1980-81 26 CHI NBA SF 63 815 9.7 19.8 .488 0.0 0.0 9.7 19.8 .488 6.6 8.7 .758 3.6 5.4 9.1 3.7 2.0 0.4 4.2 4.9 25.9 109 106
1981-82 27 MIL NBA SF 65 7 1187 8.6 16.9 .508 0.0 0.2 .000 8.6 16.7 .513 6.4 7.8 .824 3.4 5.4 8.8 5.4 2.0 0.2 3.7 6.1 23.6 115 103
1982-83 28 DET NBA SF 9 1 155 6.1 14.6 .420 0.0 0.0 6.1 14.6 .420 5.0 6.1 .810 2.9 4.7 7.6 3.5 1.5 0.6 3.8 7.0 17.3 98 107
Career NBA 355 8 8029 8.5 18.4 .462 0.0 0.1 .000 8.5 18.3 .463 4.9 6.0 .811 3.0 5.6 8.6 3.6 1.7 0.3 3.6 4.7 21.8 106 103
5 seasons CHI NBA 281 6687 8.5 18.7 .455 0.0 0.1 .000 8.5 18.7 .456 4.6 5.7 .808 2.9 5.6 8.6 3.3 1.6 0.3 3.5 4.4 21.7 103 103
1 season MIL NBA 65 7 1187 8.6 16.9 .508 0.0 0.2 .000 8.6 16.7 .513 6.4 7.8 .824 3.4 5.4 8.8 5.4 2.0 0.2 3.7 6.1 23.6 115 103
1 season DET NBA 9 1 155 6.1 14.6 .420 0.0 0.0 6.1 14.6 .420 5.0 6.1 .810 2.9 4.7 7.6 3.5 1.5 0.6 3.8 7.0 17.3 98 107

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1976-77 22 CHI NBA SF 72 2369 14.1 .498 .238 6.1 13.2 9.6 9.6 1.6 0.4 2.6 2.9 5.4 .110 -0.8 0.2 -0.6 0.9
1977-78 23 CHI NBA SF 55 1802 12.7 .516 .350 7.2 12.9 10.0 9.2 1.3 0.2 14.9 18.7 2.1 1.1 3.1 .084 0.0 -0.7 -0.7 0.6
1978-79 24 CHI NBA SF 37 403 8.4 .482 .294 3.8 13.5 8.7 13.2 2.5 0.1 24.9 20.3 -0.6 0.4 -0.1 -0.015 -4.5 -0.2 -4.7 -0.3
1979-80 25 CHI NBA SF 54 1298 14.9 .507 .007 .293 6.9 11.8 9.4 12.5 1.6 0.2 10.4 23.2 1.5 0.9 2.4 .090 -0.3 -1.6 -1.9 0.0
1980-81 26 CHI NBA SF 63 815 17.2 .549 .000 .441 9.1 12.5 10.8 11.5 2.0 0.5 15.0 23.7 1.4 0.8 2.2 .127 0.3 -1.6 -1.3 0.1
1981-82 27 MIL NBA SF 65 1187 16.7 .581 .010 .463 8.5 12.4 10.5 15.6 2.0 0.3 15.5 20.6 2.4 1.8 4.2 .171 1.1 0.2 1.3 1.0
1982-83 28 DET NBA SF 9 155 9.9 .498 .000 .420 6.6 11.0 8.7 10.0 1.5 0.7 18.0 18.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 .045 -2.6 -1.1 -3.7 -0.1
Career NBA 355 8029 14.2 .520 .003 .328 7.0 12.7 9.9 11.3 1.7 0.3 14.7 21.0 9.4 8.0 17.4 .104 -0.4 -0.5 -0.9 2.3
5 seasons CHI NBA 281 6687 13.9 .510 .002 .305 6.8 12.8 9.8 10.5 1.6 0.3 14.4 21.2 7.0 6.1 13.0 .094 -0.6 -0.6 -1.2 1.4
1 season MIL NBA 65 1187 16.7 .581 .010 .463 8.5 12.4 10.5 15.6 2.0 0.3 15.5 20.6 2.4 1.8 4.2 .171 1.1 0.2 1.3 1.0
1 season DET NBA 9 155 9.9 .498 .000 .420 6.6 11.0 8.7 10.0 1.5 0.7 18.0 18.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 .045 -2.6 -1.1 -3.7 -0.1

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 22 CHI NBA SF 3 97 10 26 .385 10 26 .385 .385 12 15 .800 6 8 14 3 8 2 10 32
1981-82 27 MIL NBA SF 4 50 4 20 .200 0 0 4 20 .200 .200 9 14 .643 7 4 11 10 2 0 6 6 17
Career NBA 7 147 14 46 .304 0 0 14 46 .304 .304 21 29 .724 13 12 25 13 10 2 6 16 49
1 season MIL NBA 4 50 4 20 .200 0 0 4 20 .200 .200 9 14 .643 7 4 11 10 2 0 6 6 17
1 season CHI NBA 3 97 10 26 .385 10 26 .385 .385 12 15 .800 6 8 14 3 8 2 10 32

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 22 CHI NBA SF 3 32.3 3.3 8.7 .385 3.3 8.7 .385 4.0 5.0 .800 2.0 2.7 4.7 1.0 2.7 0.7 3.3 10.7
1981-82 27 MIL NBA SF 4 12.5 1.0 5.0 .200 0.0 0.0 1.0 5.0 .200 2.3 3.5 .643 1.8 1.0 2.8 2.5 0.5 0.0 1.5 1.5 4.3
Career NBA 7 21.0 2.0 6.6 .304 0.0 0.0 2.0 6.6 .304 3.0 4.1 .724 1.9 1.7 3.6 1.9 1.4 0.3 1.5 2.3 7.0
1 season MIL NBA 4 12.5 1.0 5.0 .200 0.0 0.0 1.0 5.0 .200 2.3 3.5 .643 1.8 1.0 2.8 2.5 0.5 0.0 1.5 1.5 4.3
1 season CHI NBA 3 32.3 3.3 8.7 .385 3.3 8.7 .385 4.0 5.0 .800 2.0 2.7 4.7 1.0 2.7 0.7 3.3 10.7

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1976-77 22 CHI NBA SF 3 97 3.7 9.6 .385 3.7 9.6 .385 4.5 5.6 .800 2.2 3.0 5.2 1.1 3.0 0.7 3.7 11.9
1981-82 27 MIL NBA SF 4 50 2.9 14.4 .200 0.0 0.0 2.9 14.4 .200 6.5 10.1 .643 5.0 2.9 7.9 7.2 1.4 0.0 4.3 4.3 12.2
Career NBA 7 147 3.4 11.3 .304 0.0 0.0 3.4 11.3 .304 5.1 7.1 .724 3.2 2.9 6.1 3.2 2.4 0.5 4.3 3.9 12.0
1 season MIL NBA 4 50 2.9 14.4 .200 0.0 0.0 2.9 14.4 .200 6.5 10.1 .643 5.0 2.9 7.9 7.2 1.4 0.0 4.3 4.3 12.2
1 season CHI NBA 3 97 3.7 9.6 .385 3.7 9.6 .385 4.5 5.6 .800 2.2 3.0 5.2 1.1 3.0 0.7 3.7 11.9

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS ORtg DRtg
1976-77 22 CHI NBA SF 3 97 4.8 12.5 .385 4.8 12.5 .385 5.8 7.2 .800 2.9 3.9 6.8 1.4 3.9 1.0 4.8 15.4 96
1981-82 27 MIL NBA SF 4 50 4.1 20.5 .200 0.0 0.0 4.1 20.5 .200 9.2 14.3 .643 7.2 4.1 11.3 10.2 2.0 0.0 6.1 6.1 17.4 83 114
Career NBA 7 147 4.6 15.1 .304 0.0 0.0 4.6 15.1 .304 6.9 9.5 .724 4.3 3.9 8.2 4.3 3.3 0.7 6.1 5.2 16.1 83 102
1 season MIL NBA 4 50 4.1 20.5 .200 0.0 0.0 4.1 20.5 .200 9.2 14.3 .643 7.2 4.1 11.3 10.2 2.0 0.0 6.1 6.1 17.4 83 114
1 season CHI NBA 3 97 4.8 12.5 .385 4.8 12.5 .385 5.8 7.2 .800 2.9 3.9 6.8 1.4 3.9 1.0 4.8 15.4 96

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48
1976-77 22 CHI NBA SF 3 97 12.1 .491 .577 7.0 10.8 8.7 4.9 3.9 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.1 .057
1981-82 27 MIL NBA SF 4 50 8.5 .325 .000 .700 16.3 11.3 14.0 27.6 2.0 0.0 18.7 27.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.115
Career NBA 7 147 10.9 .417 .000 .630 10.1 11.0 10.5 12.6 3.2 0.8 18.7 27.3 -0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.002
1 season MIL NBA 4 50 8.5 .325 .000 .700 16.3 11.3 14.0 27.6 2.0 0.0 18.7 27.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.115
1 season CHI NBA 3 97 12.1 .491 .577 7.0 10.8 8.7 4.9 3.9 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.1 .057

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 7 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Scott May 5.4 4.2 3.1 2.4 2.2 0.1 -0.1
Austin Croshere 91.2 5.4 3.4 3.2 2.6 2.0 0.3 0.0
Gary Trent 90.2 5.5 4.0 3.1 3.0 1.7 0.4 0.1
George Irvine 89.1 5.5 3.7 3.2 2.5 1.2 0.0
Albert King 88.8 5.7 4.3 2.4 1.9 1.9 0.2 -0.1
Jackie Moreland 87.6 5.3 3.6 2.6 2.5 2.3 0.5 0.1
Ronald Franz 87.6 5.9 3.7 3.3 2.2 2.1 0.9
Earl Lloyd 87.4 5.2 3.6 2.9 2.4 2.2 0.7 0.6
Gar Heard 86.1 5.0 4.5 2.4 2.1 1.7 0.1 -0.3
Amir Johnson 85.2 5.6 4.5 4.0 3.0 2.7 0.5 0.2
Kenny Walker 84.9 4.7 4.0 3.1 2.7 1.9 1.3 0.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Scott May 5.4 4.2 3.1 2.4 2.2 0.1 -0.1
George Irvine 89.1 5.5 3.7 3.2 2.5 1.2 0.0
Ronald Franz 87.6 5.9 3.7 3.3 2.2 2.1 0.9
Albert King 87.2 5.7 4.3 2.4 1.9 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1
Kenny Walker 84.9 4.7 4.0 3.1 2.7 1.9 1.3 0.1
Bob Harris 84.8 5.0 4.3 3.4 1.9 1.0
Tom Boswell 84.1 5.6 3.7 2.7 2.4 0.6 0.2
Wayne Hightower 83.7 5.8 4.2 4.0 2.9 2.2 0.7 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.8
Fred Hetzel 83.3 5.1 4.5 2.9 2.0 0.9 0.5
DeJuan Blair 83.0 4.8 4.6 4.0 3.4 2.2
Brandan Wright 82.8 5.1 4.1 3.5 1.9 1.1 0.8

College

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Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1973-74 19 INDIANA 28 154 313 43 56 150 351 .492 .768 12.5 5.4
1974-75 20 INDIANA 30 204 400 82 107 199 490 .510 .766 16.3 6.6
1975-76 21 INDIANA 32 308 584 136 174 245 752 .527 .782 23.5 7.7
Career 90 666 1297 261 337 594 1593 .513 .774 17.7 6.6

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
1974-75 NCAA AP All-America (1st)
1975-76 NCAA AP All-America (1st)
1976-77 NBA All-Rookie (1st)

Transactions

June 8, 1976: Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1976 NBA Draft.

October 27, 1981: Waived by the Chicago Bulls.

November 16, 1981: Signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Bucks.

October 26, 1982: Waived by the Milwaukee Bucks.

November 28, 1982: Signed as a free agent with the Detroit Pistons.

December 20, 1982: Waived by the Detroit Pistons.

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