Machado with the Houston Rockets in 2012
|No. 3 – SC Rasta Vechta|
June 8, 1990|
Queens, New York
|Nationality||Brazilian / American|
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
Saint Benedict's Prep|
(Newark, New Jersey)
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|2012–2013||→Rio Grande Valley Vipers|
|2013||Santa Cruz Warriors|
|2013||Golden State Warriors|
|2013–2014||→Santa Cruz Warriors|
|2015–2016||EWE Baskets Oldenburg|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Michael Scott Machado (born June 8, 1990) is an American-born Brazilian professional basketball player for Rasta Vechta of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He played college basketball for Iona College.
He played for the Brazilian national basketball team on several occasions.
High school career
Machado played for three years at St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, New York, where he was teammates with 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.
As a freshman at Iona, 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.
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. After emerging as one of the top point guards in the country, he was named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award and the Wooden Award.
After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Machado joined the Houston Rockets for the 2012 NBA Summer League. In five games, he averaged 8.0 points, 5.6 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game. On September 7, 2012, he signed with the Rockets.
On November 14, 2012, Machado was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League. On November 26, 2012, he was recalled by the Rockets. Two days later, he made his NBA debut with the Rockets, recording two points and one assist in a 98-120 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. On November 30, 2012, he was reassigned to the Vipers. On December 22, 2012, he was recalled by the Rockets. On January 7, 2013, he was waived by the Rockets.
On January 29, 2013, Machado was acquired by the Vipers. On March 8, 2013, he was traded to the Santa Cruz Warriors in exchange for Chris Daniels and a second-round draft pick.
On April 7, 2013, Machado signed a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors. The next day, he was assigned back to Santa Cruz. On April 17, 2013, he signed with Golden State for the rest of the season. Machado stayed with the Santa Cruz Warriors for the team's D-League playoff run until Santa Cruz lost the best-of-three 2013 NBA D-League Finals series to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on April 26. Two days later, he returned to Golden State and made his debut in Game 4 of the Warriors' first-round series against the Denver Nuggets, recording two points and one rebound in the Warriors' 115-101 victory.
In July 2013, Machado joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On July 24, 2013, he was waived by the Warriors.
On September 26, 2013, he signed with the Utah Jazz. However, he was later waived by the Jazz on October 26, 2013. On January 14, 2014, he was re-acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors. On February 26, 2014, he was traded to the Idaho Stampede.
On July 24, 2015, Machado signed with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of Germany for the 2015–16 season.
On August 7, 2016, Machado signed with Rasta Vechta of Germany for the 2016–17 season.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Machado is the son of Brazilian parents Luiz and Solenir Machado. As a child, Machado started referring to himself by his middle name "Scott" instead of his birth name "Michael" after his childhood favourite team, the New York Knicks, were constantly beaten in the playoffs by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career assists leaders
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball season assists leaders
- Michael Scott MACHADO | Season 2012/2013
- "#3 Scott Machado". ICGaels.com. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
- Singelais, Mark (February 21, 2012). "Iona's Machado passes Siena's Moore on MAAC assist list". TimesUnion.com. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
- "2012 Bob Cousy Award 20 Finalists Announced". SlamOnline.com. January 4, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
- "John R. Wooden Award 2011-12 Midseason Top 25 Candidates Announced". WoodenAward.com. January 17, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
- Braziller, Zach (July 2, 2012). "Iona's Machado agrees to join Rockets for Summer League". NYPost.com. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
- "2012 Summer League Statistics – Scott Machado". NBA.com. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
- Rockets Sign Scott Machado
- Rockets sign Scott Machado
- Machado, Motiejūnas assigned to D-League
- Houston Rockets recall guard Scott Machado from D-League
- Notebook: Thunder 120, Rockets 98
- Rockets Assign Jones and Machado to Vipers
- Rockets recall Scott Machado from D-League
- Rockets Sign Beverley
- Santa Cruz Warriors Acquire Guard Scott Machado from Vipers
- Warriors Sign Scott Machado To 10-Day Contract
- Golden State Warriors Assign Santa Cruz Warriors Guard Scott Machado to NBA D-League Affiliate Santa Cruz Warriors
- Warriors Sign Scott Machado for Remainder of Season
- "Notebook: Warriors 115, Nuggets 101". NBA.com. April 28, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
- Golden State Warriors Waive Dwayne Jones, Scott Machado and Kevin Murphy
- Jazz round out roster with three camp invites
- Utah Jazz waive Brian Cook, Dominic McGuire, Justin Holiday, Lester Hudson and Scott Machado
- Santa Cruz Warriors Re-Acquire Scott Machado
- Stampede trade for CJ Leslie, Scott Machado
- "ASVEL Villeurbanne announces Scott Machado". Sportando.com. April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
- "Scott Machado signs in Estonia with Kalev/Cramo". Sportando.com. September 3, 2014. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
- "Scott Machado signs with EWE Baskets Oldenburg". Sportando.com. July 24, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
- Rasta Vechta inks Scott Machado
- Iona College’s Machado set to tryout for Brazilian National Team
- Iona's junior point guard Scott Machado makes name for self as Division I leader in assists
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- Iona bio
- FIBA profile