Louisville lands top JUCO player Scrubb

Jay Scrubb, considered the No. 1 junior college basketball player in the country, announced his commitment to Louisville on Saturday.

“I’m staying home #Committed,” he wrote on Instagram, under a photo announcing his decision.

Scrubb played at Trinity High School in Louisville, Ky., before moving on to John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill. The lure of the hometown was too much to pass up, his father said.

He will play one more year at Logan and join Louisville as part of the Class of 2020, then likely will test the NBA draft waters.

“He is going to play a year and it’s important that he’s able to benefit from that year, and we want to build something and be a pillar in the community of Louisville,” his father, Jason Scrubb, told 247Sports. “We want to build something strong.”

The younger Scrubb made his pledge while on his official visit with the Cardinals.

In his first season at Logan, he averaged 20.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. He shot 54.9 percent from the field and 46.4 percent from 3-point range (51 of 110).

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