The New York Knicks recently hired Coach Tom Thibodeau. They still have draft homework to do. Leon Rose has made some important front office hires. The Knicks have interviewed some talented draft prospects as of late, however, rumor is that a junior college star by the name of Jay Scrubb has drawn internal interest within the New York Knicks organization.
Jay Scrubb is a 6’6″ 200-pound smooth lefty shooting guard who possesses a 6’9″ wingspan. The former JUCO star is a Louisville commit who played at the junior college level for the John A. Logan Volunteers for two years. Scrubb was named NABC NJCAA Division I Player of the Year as a sophomore. Scrubb who originally committed to Louisville decided to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft.
The Knicks recently had Jay Scrubb on for a virtual interview and there are now rumors circulating about the Knicks interest level in the intriguing shooting guard from the west end of Louisville, Kentucky. Jay Scrubb’s shooting ability is important to scouts because of past prospects showing the ability to translate their shooting strengths to the next level of their careers.
The 19-year old prospect shows that he has a chip on his shoulder due to his attacking offensive style and his words. He sends a message to scouts around the world about not overlooking talent at lower levels of competition. Jay Scrubb mentions the following to Fresh Focus Sports.
“There’s talent everywhere. JUCO level, high school level, NAIA, DIII, anywhere, and I don’t want people to sleep on JUCO talent just because it’s JUCO. I feel like I can dominate wherever.”
Jay Scrubb would fit alongside RJ Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, Frank Ntilikina, Kevin Knox, and whoever the Knicks take in the first round. With Tom Thibodeau being the current coach of the Knicks, having players with chips on their shoulders could turn out amazing as the young Knicks learn and grow both mentally and physically. Jay Scrubb would be a complimentary selection in the second round for the Knicks.