Two weeks after declaring for the NBA Draft, Jay Scrubb, a Louisville commit and the No. 1 JUCO prospect in the country, has signed with an agent. Scrubb will forgo his college eligibility. Evan Daniels of 247 Sports was the first with both stories.
During the 2019-20 season at John A. Logan College, Scrubb averaged 21.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists a game. As a freshman, Scrubb averaged 20.2 points per game. He connected on 39.5 percent of his career 3-point attempts (233 3PA) while at Logan, too.
The nation's top Junior College prospect Jay Scrubb, who had committed to Louisville, is signing with an agent and will forgo his college eligibility, his father tells @247Sports. | Story: https://t.co/TImA29GyU0 pic.twitter.com/xt5GuUs6oc
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 9, 2020
Scrubb’s father informed Daniels that playing pro basketball is a dream for his son.
This seems to be the direction things were headed in, too. That’s why the addition of graduate transfer Carlik Jones (Radford) back on Sunday is so critical.
Without the 6-foot-6 Scrubb, Louisville can still go to bat next season with a powerful backcourt of Jones and sophomore point guard David Johnson, one of the top NBA prospects in the ACC. Johnson and Scrubb played prep basketball together at Trinity High School, in Louisvile.
Monster get for Louisville. Carlik Jones is awesome: 3/4-level scorer, nice OTD offense. David Johnson + Jones could be a monster backcourt
59 FG% at the rim this season
47 FG%/51 eFG% – pick-and-roll
65 eFG% – catch-and-shoots https://t.co/CwKIYVM3WS
— Brian Geisinger (@bgeis_bird) April 6, 2020
Chris Mack and Louisville are set to have a lot of experienced talent departing the program this offseason. Jordan Nwora is headed to the NBA, too; veteran studs Dwayne Sutton, Steven Enoch and Ryan McMahon have exhausted their eligibility.
Malik Williams, however, remains a wildcard for Louisville; if Williams returns, the combination of Johnson, Jones, Samuell Williamson and Williams is strong. That could be enough to keep Louisville afloat as an elite team for the 2020-21.