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Paul Scruggs

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SGFROM: XavierHT: 6-4WT: 196
BORN: 3/9/98YEAR: Sr.WING: 6-10REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Scruggs is a long, rangy and talented senior from Xavier who has improved every year and is working his way into the second round conversation.

Scruggs can penetrate the defense, is a good slasher and a plus passer. He’s got a massive 6-10 wingspan which he uses well on both ends of the floor. He’s a crafty scorer, a good but not great outside shooter but good enough to keep the defense honest.

On defense he’s a steals machine and a tough, versatile defender who can guard 1-3. He’s a leader and a winner who has all the makings of an NBA role player.


Comparisons

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Draft Projection

second round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

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2021 SG Rankings

  1. Jalen Green – 6-5 – G League Ingite
  2. Moses Moody – 6-6 – Arkansas
  3. James Bouknight – 6-5 – UConn
  4. Keon Johnson – 6-5 – Tennessee 
  5. Jaden Springer – 6-4 – Tennessee
  6. Chris Duarte – 6-6 – Oregon
  7. Cam Thomas – 6-3 – LSU
  8. Tre Mann – 6-5 – Florida
  9. Josh Primo – 6-6 – Alabama
  10. Joe Wieskamp – 6-6 – Iowa
  11. Quentin Grimes – 6-5 – Houston
  12. Josh Christopher – 6-5 – Arizona State
  13. Brandon Boston Jr. – 6-7 – Kentucky 
  14. D.J. Steward – 6-3 – Duke
  15. David Duke – 6-5 – Providence
  16. D.J. Steward Jr. 6-6 – Miss. State
  17. Paul Scruggs – 6-4 – Xavier
  18. Austin Reaves – 6-5 – Oklahoma
  19. Aaron Wiggins – 6-6 – Maryland
  20. RJ Nembhard – 6-5 – TCU
  21. A.J. Lawson – 6-6 – South Carolina 
  22. Alan Griffin – 6-5 – Syracuse
  23. Juhann Begarin – 6-4 – France
  24. M.J. Walker – 6-5 – Florida State
  25. Malcolm Cazalon – 6-6 – France 
  26. Scottie Lewis – 6-5 – Florida
  27. Marcus Zegarowski – 6-2 – Creighton
  28. John Petty – 6-6 – Alabama
  29. Nahziah Carter – 6-6 – NA
  30. Kyree Walker – 6-4 – Phoenix, AZ