Western Kentucky is hosting a quintet of recruits Saturday for a major Conference USA game between the Hilltoppers and Old Dominion. Jay Scrubb, Dontaie Allen, Michael Moreno, Jamarion Sharp and Kevon Ferguson were all scheduled to be in attendance.
Scrubb, a 6-foot-5 senior guard at Trinity High School in Louisville is averaging 17.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game for the Shamrocks (27-3) while shooting 50.9 percent from the floor and 36.2 percent from long range.
Earlier this month Scrubb was named the 7th Region player of the year by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches and is a Mr. Basketball finalist. Originally a Central High School student, Scrubb transferred to Trinity as a sophomore and didn’t play until his junior season.
According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Scrubb is not likely to be eligible to play at a Division I program in 2018 and could play next year at a prep school. He has also been recruited by Purdue, Xavier and Long Beach State.
Allen, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound junior guard, visited WKU on Dec. 30 to watch the Tops play Southern Mississippi and also visited the school in March. The Pendleton County High School junior is averaging 31.5 points and 7.3 rebounds for PCHS (24-7) while shooting 59.7 percent from the field.
As a sophomore Allen scored 29.1 per game to go along with 12.2 rebounds per contest. He was named one of the top 25 players in the state by the Louisville Courier-Journal, was an all-state selection by both the C-J and Cincinnati Enquirer and reportedly holds scholarship offers from Illinois State, Eastern Kentucky, Northern Kentucky, Winthrop, Morehead State and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
Moreno, averaging 20.4 points per game for Scott County High School (31-1), is a 6-foot-6, 195-pound forward who has reportedly been offered by Bradley, Eastern Kentucky and Iowa. Moreno is shooting 58.7 percent from the floor and pulling in 11 rebounds per game.
Sharp visited WKU on Thursday as well. The junior at Hopkinsville High School averaged 2.9 points and three rebounds in 23 games for the Tigers (13-14) this season. Sharp is a 7-foot center.
Ferguson is a 6-foot-2 junior guard at Middle College High School (5-23) in Memphis, Tenn. and considered one of the top 25 players in the state of Tennessee. He was an all-district and all-metro team selection as a sophomore and was named the top underclass at the Potential Blue Chip Basketball Camp.
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