As NBA general managers continue to meet with draft prospects via Zoom conference calls and follow the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols, teams are preparing for the 2020 NBA Draft as best they can given the circumstances.
The draft is now slated for November 18.
The Portland Trail Blazers currently hold the No. 16 pick of the first round and the No. 46 pick in the second.
According to Bryan Kalbrosky of USA Today Sports, the Blazers have had multiple interviews with lefty shooting guard prospect Jay Scrubb.
Scrubb is a 6-foot-6 wing who grew up in Louisville, Kentucky.
In April, Scrubb decided to remain in the draft rather than play for the University of Louisville. He had signed to play his junior season for the Cardinals after playing two seasons for junior college John A. Logan College.
The 20-year-old won the National Junior College Athletic Association Player of the Year award for the 2019-20 season after averaging 21.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
On the season, he shot 50.1 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from three in 29 games played.
According to NBADraft.Net, Louisville, Alabama, and Cincinnati were a few of the schools interested in Scrubb this year.
The young guard showed off his scoring ability and athleticism as the No. 1 JUCO player for the 2019-20 season.
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