John A. Logan SG and Louisville Signee Jay Scrubb was named the NJCAA Division 1 Player of the Year. Scrubb averaged 21.9 points per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. He also averaged 6.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as well. He was also named an All-American as well.
Scrubb is going to test the NBA Draft waters and attempt to become one of the rare JUCO players that go straight into the NBA. Right now, no one is quite sure what will happen as the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has changed things. It appears that it will change the draft process and may make it near impossible for there to be a draft combine where players showcase their physical attributes and skills.
If Scrubb does come to Louisville, it is likely he will be a day 1 starter. His 6’6 frame and athletic ability will make him a monster scorer for the Cards and help replace what was lost with Jordan Nwora. Hopefully, when next basketball season rolls around, Jay Scrubb will be a key player in Louisville’s lineup. Congrats to Jay Scrubb on this well deserved honor.
Read more about Scrubb and his honor in the press release from the University of Louisville below.
*stats courtesy of www.loganvols.com
Louisville’s Scrubb Named NJCAA Player of the Year by NABC
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – University of Louisville men’s basketball signee Jay Scrubb has been named the 2020 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Player of the Year powered by ShotTracker, as well as earning first-team NABC All-America honors.
As a sophomore last season, Scrubb led John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill. to a 28-5 record and the No. 5 seed of the NJCAA Division I National Tournament, prior to its cancelation due to COVID-19. He averaged 21.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game while shooting 50.1 percent from the field and 72.1 percent at the free throw line. The 6-5 guard/forward from Louisville produced eight games with 30 or more points last season, including scoring a season-high 38 points twice.
Scrubb finished in the top 20 in the NJCAA in total points (634), free throws made (157), and field goals made (218). He scored 1,240 points in his two seasons with the Volunteers. As a freshman last season, Scrubb averaged 20.2 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots as Logan posted a 27-5 record and was ranked fifth in the nation in earning first team 2019 NJCAA Division I All-America honors. In the summer of 2019, he was the only junior college player invited to the US Men’s U19 World Cup team training camp.
Scrubb averaged 17.8 points and 7.1 rebounds a game as a senior at Trinity High School in Louisville in 2017-18 when he was selected as the Seventh Region Player of the Year and was a finalist for Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball. He was also the Seventh Region Player of the Year as a junior when he averaged 16.1 points at Trinity.
Scrubb, who signed a national letter-of-intent with the Cardinals in November, has entered his name into the 2020 NBA Draft while taking steps to maintain his collegiate eligibility to allow him to join the UofL squad.
The complete NJCAA Division I All-America Team is listed below.
2020 NABC Coaches’ NJCAA Division I All-America Team
Name, College, Class, Position
Vince Cole, USC Salkehatchie (SC), So., Guard
Kavion Hancock, Jackson State (TN), So., Guard
Tae Hardy, Pearl River (MS), So., Guard
Russell Harrison, Clarendon (TX), So., Forward
Justice Hill, Salt Lake (UT), Fr., Guard
Wayln Napper, Central Florida, Fr., Guard
Jay Scrubb, John A. Logan (IL), So., Guard/Forward
Demarcus Sharp, Colby (KS), So., Guard
Naje Smith, Cochise (AZ), So., Forward
Shahada, Wells, Tyler (TX), So., Guard