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1 - Jay Scrubb

6-6, 185 Shooting Guard
JUCO Sophomore
Birthday
09/01/00 (20.3 yrs)
Hometown
Louisville, KY
High School
Trinity High School
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
8
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
7
Potential
8
Passing
6
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison: Terrence Ross 

Strengths: 6’6 left-handed scoring guard … Good length with a 6’9.5 wingspan … Explosive athlete and thrives in transition, especially as a finisher. Can jump off one or both feet and had more than a few big dunks throughout the year. Effective hesitations. Very good slasher and gets to the rim off the dribble. Attacks the rim with aggression and displays athleticism well in the half-court with good body control. Draws fouls at a good rate and shot 7.4 free throws per game as a sophomore … Quick step with the ball. Finishes well at the rim when he doesn’t dunk … Gets to the middle almost at will where he can rise up to shoot or dump off to the open man underneath … Good ball handler and creates off the dribble. Shows ability to lead in transition, handling the ball at an increased speed and where his playmaking was at its best. Good scoring ability especially in isolation situations. Can get hot and score in bunches. Shoots well from midrange and three as well as off the catch or dribble. Good elevation and control on pull-ups. Shot has good rotation and arc, only needs a little bit of space to get it off. Quick release … Very good touch on floater/jump hook, uses glass when appropriate … Averaged 20.2 points per game at 54.9% FG% as a freshman and 21.9 points per game at 50.1% FG% as a sophomore … Good rebounder for position and had a few tip slams throughout the year. Averaged 8.9 rebounds (2.7 offensive) per game as a freshman and 6.8 per game as a sophomore … Good on ball defender when committed and lateral quickness. Showed ability to pick the ball handler and jumps passing lanes to lead to fast break opportunities. Averaged 1.1 steals per game as a freshman and 1.4 per game as a sophomore … Quick to leap when closing out on shooters and covers more ground than he would appear. Solid shot blocking ability for a guard. Averaged 1.6 blocks per game as a freshman and 0.9 per game as a sophomore. Draws charges … Solid passing ability. Knows how to bait the help defender and find the open man. Shows some ability as a pick and roll ball handler. Occasionally makes impressive lead and alley-oop passes … Solid strength … Owns up to mistakes and doesn’t point fingers. Never carried a “too good to be playing at the JuCo level” attitude. Charismatic off the court, coachable, and likeable teammate … Young for his class as he turned 20 on September 1st before the draft …

Weaknesses: Although he showed progression in the second half of the season, he can have tunnel vision and over-dribble at times. Sometimes brings the ball up the floor and settles for a contested shot. Tries to do a lot with the ball in traffic, dribbling into multiple defenders. Relies on talent at times on drives, attacking without a plan which will be less reliable at the next level. Settles for contested shots in the pick and roll and can be too quick with the trigger as a 3PT shooter. Has to find that balance of playing assertive while maintaining smart shot selection. Sometimes he shoots without being squared up, looking uncomfortable with a bit of a staggered stance. 3PT success decreased from freshman to sophomore year, shooting 46.4% 3PT% on 3.7 attempts per game as a freshman to 33.3% 3PT% on 4.2 attempts per game as a sophomore … Not a bad free throw shooter but it also decreased from freshman to sophomore year, shooting 79.1% FT% as a freshman to 72.7% FT% as a sophomore … Unselfish and not a bad passer but playmaking can still improve, as he ran the point in spurts. Naturally, reads the game as a scorer rather than playmaker. Although he did show improvement in the second half of the season, he didn’t have a high assist count and can work on limiting turnovers. Averaged 1.5 assists to 2.3 turnovers per game (0.7 A/TO) as a freshman and 2.7 assists to 3.1 turnovers per game (0.9 A/TO) as a sophomore … Occasionally he finishes with his right hand but overall, he favors his left hand on drives … Spaces the floor well but could move more off the ball … Can commit more on the defensive end. Can stick to his man better when defending off the ball, as he can lose track of him once the ball gets moving and he gets caught chasing behind screens. Gambles, picks up a lot of fouls reaching and gets beat biting on pump fakes. Doesn’t give the same effort on the defensive end as he did on offense … Although he was always the most talented player on the floor, he didn’t necessarily pop out as a leader. Still has a way to go in making his teammates better … Doesn’t face the same caliber competition each night like the majority of his peers, playing against freshman and sophomore JUCO competition …

Outlook: Unique situation where he’s underrated compared to other sophomore draft prospects but had a target on his back each time he took the floor throughout the season … Helped lead John A Logan to a 27-5 (16-2 conference) record as a freshman, 28-5 (18-0 conference) record as a sophomore, and had a 11 game win streak going into the national tournament before COVID-19 caused cancellation … 2019 and 2020 First-Team NJCAA Division I All-American. 2019 and 2020 Region 24 Player of the Year. Named to 2019 and 2020 All-GRAC (Great Rivers Athletic Conference) Team. 2019 GRAC Freshman of the Year. 2020 GRAC Player of the Year. 2020 NABC NJCAA Player of the Year …

Evan Tomes 11/9/20

Notes: Measured: 6’5.00” barefoot, 6’6.25” in shoes, 8’8.50” standing reach, 185.2 lbs, and 6’9.50” wingspan at the 2020 NBA Combine … Full name Jayden Scrubb … Native of Louisville, Kentucky … Grew three inches from his high school days … Attends John A Logan Junior College … Has a reported 40 inch vertical … Lefty shooter (shot 46%, 51-110 from 3 as a freshman) … Considered the number one Juco player in the nation … Louisville, Alabama and Cincinnati are reportedly schools of interest … May attempt to enter 2020 NBA Draft out of junior college. Would be first Juco player selected in 15 years (Donta Smith) …

Mar 20, 2018

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