Paul Scruggs

Updated as of 6/26/2022, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 200
College: Xavier
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 3/9/1998

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


Decent scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter, especially from mid-range
Can post up smaller players
Decent playmaker
Adequate rebounder for his size
Adequate defensive player
Above average athlete


Streaky shooter
Needs to improve his ball handling, struggles to go right
Unselfish to a fault
Can be turnover prone
Can be undisciplined defensively
Not an elite athlete
Suffered a knee injury towards the end of the season


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 had a solid senior season this year, but he’ll need to make a full recovery from the knee injury he suffered recently, and he currently projects to be a borderline second round candidate for the 2022 draft.


RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Xavier Basketball Bio
The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Article Mentions That Scruggs Will Return to Xavier
SB Nation’s Banners on the Parkway’s Article on Scruggs Returning to Xavier for the 2021-22 Season
The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Article on Scruggs’ Knee Injury in the 2022 NIT

Games Scouted:

11/24/19 Xavier vs. Florida
12/30/19 Xavier vs. Villanova

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