Jay Scrubb: Born September 1, 2000 is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G League on a two-way deal.
He was voted NABC NJCAA Division I Player of the Year as a sophomore while playing collegiate basketball for the John A. Logan Volunteers.
Scrubb had planned to finish his undergraduate career at Louisville, but he instead declared for the NBA draught in 2020.
Early Years Jay Scrubb grew up in Louisville
Scrubb grew up in Louisville, Kentucky’s west end. He grew up supporting the Louisville Cardinals, his hometown team.
“A harder area of town, which some would term the hood,” his father called his hometown. Scrubb’s familial relationships had a bad impact on his academic performance.
Jay Scrubb Career in High School
Scrubb entered Central High School in Louisville as a freshman, but owing to poor academic performance, he was not allowed to play basketball.
He used drugs on occasion because he thought he had a learning problem.
Scrubb studied over the summer after failing his freshman year to satisfy the basic requirements to begin his sophomore year.
On a need-based voucher, he transferred from Central to the more prestigious Trinity High School, a prep school in Louisville.
Scrubb occasionally practised with the varsity squad during his first basketball season at Trinity, but he never played in games owing to transfer rules.
He participated in an alternate academic programme at Trinity in his junior year, where he was able to attend smaller classrooms and make progress in school.
He also claimed to have grown from 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) to 6 ft 6 in during the summer (1.98 m). Scrubb averaged 16 points per game as a junior and was voted The Courier-Seventh Journal’s Region Player of the Year.
He averaged 17.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game as a senior. Scrubb was named Seventh Region Player of the Year for the second year in a row and was a finalist for Kentucky Mr. Basketball.
Career in Collage
Scrubb signed a letter of intent to play collegiate basketball for John A. Logan College, a junior college in Carterville, Illinois, on April 11, 2018.
He enrolled in a junior college team since he was academically ineligible for an NCAA Division I scholarship, despite his plans to transfer to a Division I university later.
On November 1, 2018, Scrubb made his college debut, scoring 12 points in a 106–81 win over Motlow State.
In a 99–69 victory over Southeastern Illinois College on December 8, he had 25 points and a season-high 20 rebounds.
Scrubb had a season-high 40 points and 13 rebounds in a 105–93 triumph over Rend Lake College on January 16.
He averaged 20.2 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks a game this season, while shooting 46 percent from three-point range.
Scrubb was selected Region 24 Player of the Year by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Freshman of the Year by the Great Rivers Athletic Conference (GRAC).
He was also named to the NJCAA Division I All-American first team.
Scrubb’s freshman success at John A. Logan earned him offers from a number of NCAA Division I schools, including Louisville, Memphis, and Texas Tech.
After his first season, he was regarded as the top junior college recruit in his class.
Following one additional year at John A. Logan, Scrubb committed to play for Louisville on September 28, 2019.
Scrubb scored 13 points and battled foul trouble in an upset defeat to Otero Junior College on November 1, 2019, in his sophomore season debut.
It was stated on December 6 that he had been suspended indefinitely after returning to university late following Thanksgiving break.
Scrubb averaged 21.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game as a sophomore.
He was voted NABC NJCAA Division I Player of the Year and a first-team NJCAA Division I All-American after the season, as well as GRAC Player of the Year.
Scrubb declared for the 2020 NBA draught while still eligible on March 25, 2020, but did not immediately sign with an agent.
He stated on April 9 that he would hire an agent and forego his remaining college basketball eligibility.
Jay Scrubb is A Professional Life
Scrubb was selected with the 55th overall pick in the 2020 NBA draught by the Brooklyn Nets on November 18, 2020. After that, he was dealt to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Since Donta Smith in 2004, he is the first JUCO player to get drafted. Scrubb signed a two-way contract with the Clippers on November 23, 2020.