Louisville singee Jay Scrubb made it official on Wednesday morning by confirming that he will enter his name into the 2020 NBA Draft.
Even prior to committing to Chris Mack, Scrubb and his father have maintained that the Louisville native would explore his professional opportunities before making a decision on his future.
“Jay’s focus right now is trying to be a pro player, and we want the NBA to take him seriously,” Scrubb’s father tells Evan Daniels of 247Sports.
“Some execs aren’t sure if he’s going to go to school or try for the NBA. With the timeline we don’t know when we would hear from the NBA. He wants to be a pro athlete, but he does love Louisville,” the elder Scrubb added.
Scrubb will sign with an agent, but keep in mind, the NCAA recently made a change that allows players to hire a certified agent throughout the pre-draft process and still maintain eligibility if they decide they want to return to school.
Essentially, there is no new information on Scrubb as of this morning. It’s just now official that he’s entering the draft, but we already knew that.
In 2019-20 Scrubb averaged 21.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists a game at John A. Logan College in Illinois.
The Louisville native is regarded one of the best prospects to come out of the junior college ranks in over 15 years. Multiple NBA teams had representatives in to see Scrubb this past season.
In September Scrubb was featured in the DraftExpress (ESPN) 2002 mock draft going 35th overall. As of this morning, Scrubb is no longer projected to be drafted and is not listed as one of the top 105 available prospects in the draft.<