Updated as of 8/20/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter, especially from mid-range
Can post up smaller players
Adequate rebounder for his size
Adequate defensive player
Above average athlete
Needs to improve his ball handling, struggles to go right
Can be turnover prone
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not an elite athlete
Paul Scruggs is a tough, gritty playmaker that can score the basketball in a variety of ways. He is a solid mid-range shooter, and he also can score off the dribble as well as in the post. He’ll need to improve his ball handling ability and be a more consistent shooter from beyond the arc, but Scruggs’ ability to score and defend could make him a second round pick in the 2022 draft.
Recently, Scruggs announced his intentions to return to Xavier, and he will be a fifth-year senior in college basketball for the 2021-22 season.
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