Although he’s given Chris Mack a verbal commitment we likely won’t know for sure if Louisville native Jay Scrubb will suit up in a Cardinal uniform until early next summer.
The former Trinity Shamrock is considered to be one of the more talented prospects to come from the junior college ranks in quite some time. Scrubb has a chance to become the first player to go straight from junior college to the NBA since 2004.
Ironically, the last player to do it was also committed to Louisville before decided to skip division one basketball. Former Oldham County star Donta Smith was committed to Rick Pitino but entered the NBA Draft due to academic issues in 2004. He was taken by the Atlanta Hawks with the 34th overall pick.
Jonothon Givony of ESPN/DraftExpress currently has Scrubb ranked as the 35th best overall prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Scrubb has been pretty straight forward that he will seriously consider going straight to the league, but I suppose it’s nice to know that if he does in fact bypass the pros he’ll be a Louisville Cardinal.
The young man has to do what’s best for him, but this latest highlight mix should serve as a reminder that Louisville will be getting one helluva player if Scrubb delay his pro career.<