Less than 24-hours after the Louisville basketball program’s second annual “Louisville Live” event Chris Mack has landed his first commitment from the 2020 recruiting class.
Jay Scrubb gave Chris Mack and the Louisville staff a verbal commitment on Saturday afternoon. The Louisville native was one of a handful of recruits that took an official visit this weekend.
Scrubb graduated from Trinity High School in 2018 before enrolling at John Logan College where he became a JUCO All American.
The Louisville native has one more year of JUCO before he can transfer to a four-year school. Scrubb is ranked as the top junior college prospect in the country after averaging 19.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and shot 46 percent from three-point range in 2018-19. Scrubb is the only JUCO player that earned an invite to try out for the USA Basketball U-19 World Cup team.
New Louisville commit Jay Scrubb is a gifted athlete (40-inch vertical) and scorer. Shot 46.4-percent from three on 110 attempts last season. Landing the JUCO standout is equivalent to getting a top 15 high school prospect.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) September 28, 2019
Despite giving Louisville a verbal commitment, Scrubb is expected to test the NBA draft waters in June. Although he doesn’t appear in any mock drafts Scrubb is believed to be on the NBA radar and has had reps from multiple teams come see him in recent weeks.
Scrubb chose Louisville over offers from Texas Tech, Memphis, Cincinnati, Missouri, Alabama, Xavier and West Virginia, among others.