Louisville’s top target is ultimately deciding between Louisville and the NBA – and that’s a big deal.
Plus, let’s not forget Jay Scrubb.
While the JUCO tag on a player may not be as “sexy” as a five-star high school or prep player, the John A. Logan College product could be the most college-ready player to put on a Louisville uniform in quite some time.
Scrubb was the only freshman to be named an NJCAA first-team All-American in 2018-19 and looks like a legit NBA prospect. As a freshman, he averaged 19.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game while shooting nearly 55 percent from the floor and 47 percent from three.
The former Louisville Trinity product has a college-ready body at 6’6 220-pounds and without question could be the best player on Louisville’s roster (assuming he commits and holds off on the NBA for a year) the first day he steps onto the floor.
Many are iffy on Scrubb’s desire to continue playing college basketball. In 2019, there are so many different approaches a player can take en route to the NBA.
However, it’s a rarity that a player jumps directly from JUCO to the league, and it’s even rarer for a guy to be drafted straight out of the Junior College ranks.
Scrubb would have the perfect opportunity to play for his hometown team in a backcourt alongside former teammate David Johnson and in the biggest spotlight outside of the NBA. Now the question is whether or not he wants to spend one more year in college.