Junior college transfers don’t play quite as big a part in college basketball as they can in college football, but there are still some major talents to come from that level. Jay Scrubb, a star for John A. Logan College and a NJCAA All-American, may be the next.
That is if he decides to play Division I at all. His father says that is not necessarily the case.
The sharpshooting 6-foot-6 wing from Louisville may opt to enter the draft right out of junior college. From 247Sports:
“At the end of his second year at John Logan when we have a chance to evaluate things we will definitely consider the path to a professional career as well as consider the option of D1 program,” Jason Scrubb told 247Sports. “It all hinges on a few things, where he would go in the Draft. If he’s projected in late second round, we would send him to college because I believe Jay can be a lottery pick.”
Going JuCo-to-lottery is basically unheard of, so it sounds like it is pretty likely that he’ll be at the Division I level next year. If that is the case, we have an idea of what schools may land him.
Per that same article, Jay Scrubb has a top 10 list ready. It features nearby powers Kentucky and Louisville, as well as Alabama, Cincinnati, Memphis, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, Texas Tech and Xavier. It is a list that could easily come from a five-star high school player.
As of now, three of the four early 247 crystal ball predictions have him heading back home to Louisville, with the other going to Alabama. The site has him as a four-star recruit, and while rankings aren’t in yet, Chris Fisher’s article quoted above refers to him as the No. 1 junior college player.
Last season, he averaged 19.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game and shot over 46-percent from three-point range en route to All-American honors.