Well, this is embarrassing.
In the flurry of activity on draft night, I mistakenly thought the Clippers had selected Reggie Perry, but it turns out they traded that pick to Brooklyn for the 55th overall selection, which was used on Jay Scrubb out of John A. Logan college, a junior college.
There has been confusion over what just happened but source says the Clippers flipped picks with Brooklyn and will get Jay Scrubb with the 55th pick. The 57th pick (Reggie Perry) goes to Brooklyn.— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) November 19, 2020
Cards on the table, I know next to nothing about Scrubb, except that he has a wonderful last name. Our friends at Blazer’s Edge have a comprehensive profile on Scrubb, and I recommend checking that out for some information on the Clippers’ latest draftee.
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The Clippers are focused on Reggie Perry with the No. 57 pick, a source tells ESPN— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) November 19, 2020
Perry averaged 17.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game in his sophomore season. At 6’10, he toggled between the power forward and center positions in college, and should be able to do the same at the pro level.
John Hollinger of The Athletic had Perry 58th on his Big Board, right in line with where the Clippers drafted him:
I wonder sometimes if we’re sleeping on Perry. Initially, it’s hard to get excited about the package – an undersized five with blah defensive chops who can maybe play some four as well – but Perry’s offensive skillset is kind of intriguing. He showed some nascent 3-point ability even though he mostly played inside, and he can handle the ball and make plays for other people.
Right now, the biggest bugaboo is his extreme mistake prone-ness, averaging 5.9 turnovers and 5.5 fouls per 100 in SEC play. But he was also monstrously productive in the SEC as a sophomore (34.1 points and 18.5 boards per 100); pile a 3-point game on top of that and you can live with the defense.
Perry improved in essentially every single statistical category from his freshman to his sophomore year, other than turnovers, which jumped by a significant margin. His strong shooting from the free-throw line also bodes well for his ability to contribute as a stretch big moving forward.