The New York Knicks’ front office is leaving no stone unturned in their quest to find talent ahead of the 2020 NBA Draft. With that in mind, they were one of several teams to interview No. 1 JUCO recruit Jay Scrubb, who committed to Louisville before declaring for the draft, according to Adam Zagoria.
He certainly wouldn’t be the first Scrubb to play for the Knicks over the past 20 years. Get it? Get it?
Anyhoo...Scrubb is a 6’6” shooting guard with ideal size and athleticism for the wing. He averaged 20.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per game last season on a slash line of .549/.464/.791. Those numbers are insane, of course, but keep in mind he did this at junior college.
Surprisingly, there’s a great deal of highlight footage of Scrubb available on YouTube. As you’d expect, he looks like a man among boys.
It is quite rare for a JUCO player to get drafted — Donta Smith (No. 34 overall in 2004) was the last player to do so. But this draft is notoriously weak, so maybe Scrubb has a shot.