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Jay Scrubb’s Louisville Career Ends Before It Begins

Evan Petzold

The prize piece of Chris Mack’s 2020 recruiting class will not suit up for the Louisville Cardinals next season.

Roughly two weeks after declaring for the NBA Draft, Louisville signee Jay Scrubb has decided to sign with an agent and forgo his remaining college eligibility.

Scrubb’s father shared the news with Evan Daniels of 247Sports.

When he initially declared for the NBA Draft Scrubb left open the option to enroll at Louisville if he didn’t get the feedback he wanted from the NBA.

Signing with an agent doesn’t automatically eliminate Scrubb’s college eligibility, but the NCAA requires players to sign with NCAA certified agents if they want to potentially return to college. Scrubb has signed with Cory Marcum of EZ Sports who is not listed as a certified NCAA agent.

Scrubb is believed to be the best prospect to come from the junior college ranks in nearly two decades. Per Evan Daniels of 247Sports, Scrubb is the equivalent of a top 15 high school prospect.

We always knew there was a chance this could happen, but that doesn’t make it much less of a bummer.

Chris Mack and his staff now have two scholarships available for the 2020-21 season.

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