Playing the most challenging schedule in the state of Indiana, it hasn’t been easy for Paul Scruggs and Southport High School. However on Wednesday night Southport dominated the state’s No. 1 team, and now Scruggs thinks things are on the right track.
“This was a very big win for us,” said Scruggs. “We played our hearts out against the No. 1 team in the state, played as a team, and got the win.”
He continued, “I think we as a team are starting to trust each other and are playing like a brotherhood.”
At the game against North Central an Tom Crean of Indiana, John Groce of Illinois, and an assistant from Kentucky were there to see him.
One of the things those guys saw from Scruggs was an improved ability to shoot the basketball.
“I wouldn’t call myself a jump shooter, but I feel way more confident in my jump shoot than I did the previous two years,” said Scruggs.
This weekend Scruggs made a visit to Indiana, and he had a good time in Bloomington.
“I loved the atmosphere,” said Scruggs of Indiana’s win over Ohio State. “I look at their intensity on defense and I think that carried over to my game tonight.”
He continued, “I have a good relationship with Coach Crean. He is contacting me every day and calling me after games, so it is great.”
When it comes to Illinois, Scruggs said, “I like Coach Groce and we have a good bond, so I love Illinois.”
At this point Kentucky hasn’t offered a scholarship, but he does have a lot of consistent contact with the Wildcats.
“I like Coach Calipari a lot,” said Scruggs. “He is one of the best college coaches, so I like Kentucky.”
Up next for Scruggs is a trip to East Lansing to see Michigan State on January 31.