CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- In November John A Logan alum and Junior college player of the year Jay Scrubb was selected in the second round of the NBA draft and then acquired by the LA Clippers but a few weeks ago Scrubb needed foot surgery that has sidelined him for the start of the NBA season.
Scrubb is known for his explosiveness and the Clippers see Scrubb as part of their future and are in no hurry to rush him back.
"Things happen, you're going to have some injuries, timing is unfortunate but again he's with an organization that really likes him and wants to see his longevity and it's really their decision to handle it this way because they don't want him to hurt himself any more than he already is," Scrubb's Head Coach at John A. Logan, Kyle Smithpeters said.
"They want the small fracture in his foot to get better and be healed completely as opposed to take a chance and have something become worse so being in an organization like that and allowing yo to not only get great information and do what's best for you in the longevity of your career is sometimes hard for a 19, 20 year old to understand but I think Jay understands how valuable it is to be with people that care about you and be around you and want what's best for you in the long run when you are 30-35 not just 20 so from that standpoint it is a positive."
"You've still got a chance to learn and grow, you can visually watch a lot of things that you weren't able to do. A lot more film, just being there, and a chance to improve your body. Every one wants to be on the floor, every one wants a chance to play but you've got to find some positives in these situations and moving forward and shoot you're an NBA player (laughter) and look at the positive side of that and I mean, you'd rather have this happen now then towards the end of your career being season ending, there's a lot of different, it could've been a lot worse than it was. Good thing it was caught early and is going to be dealt with the right way."