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Jay Scrubb tells WSIL Sports why he declared for the NBA draft

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CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- John A. Logan Sophomore Jay Scrubb recently declared for the NBA draft.

He hasn't signed with an agent and at 19 years old, he has a big decsion to make.

Scrubb is committed to the University of Louisville.

The six-six guard Averaged 22 ppoints a game this past season at Logan.

Junior college to the NBA is a big jump.

It doesn't happen often.

The last time a junior college player was drafted,

  1. Donta Smith out of Southestern Illinois.

And he was a second round pick.

Scrubb wants to make sure he's a first round pick so he's gathering information from the NBA.

Through Zoom we were able to catch up with Jay in his hometown of Louisville and ask him about his big decision and what feedback he's getting from pro scouts.

Jay Scrubb - I'm doing something I love to do and like you said I'm a 19 year old kid having fun, enjoying the process.

"They just say they like my body frame and they like the way I can score the ball and defend and I play hard and that's what they love," Scrubb said.

"Being the competitor that I am I think I am one of the best and can compete with whoever so I feel like I'm ready for the next level."

"I went down to the USA and was able to play with great talent so it really showed me as far as where I'd fit in as far as being in that culture."

"I'm just trying not to let it overwhelm me. Just take it step by step, day by day and the ball is in my hands so."

Jason Hurst

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