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College basketball notebook: Seton Hall lands Harvard's Aiken

Field Level Media
10 Apr 2020, 14:40 GMT+10

Bryce Aiken, who spent four years at Harvard, is heading to Seton Hall as a graduate transfer, he announced Thursday. The 6-foot guard also considered Michigan, Iowa State and Maryland.

Aiken averaged a team-high 16.7 points plus 1.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists in the just-concluded season. He was limited to seven games due to a foot injury but scored at least 30 points in two contests.

Aiken will help fill the void left by the exit of Pirates senior guard Myles Powell, one of Aiken's friends since both were New Jersey high school stars.

"Going into this decision, it was just where my heart (was)," Aiken told the New York Post of his transfer. "From the first conversation I had with coach (Kevin) Willard, I knew where I belonged."

--Mississippi State sophomore Robert Woodard II will enter the 2020 NBA Draft, ESPN reported.

A four-star recruit in the Class of 2018, Woodard averaged 11.4 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Bulldogs during the 2019-20 season.

The 6-foot-7 forward is the No. 24 prospect in the ESPN Top 100. He was one of just three Power 5 conference players last season to average more than 10 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block per game, joining Colorado's Tyler Bey and Michigan's Jon Teske.

--Jay Scrubb, a junior college star who had committed to play for Louisville, changed his mind and will enter the NBA draft.

Scrubb's father, Jason Scrubb, told of his son's plan on Thursday. The younger Scrubb will sign with agent Corey Marcum of EZ Sports Group, giving up his college eligibility, Jason Scrubb said.

Jay Scrubb, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, averaged 21.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists as a sophomore this season for John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill. On Wednesday, he was honored as the NJCAA National Player of the Year.

--Johnny Juzang, a 6-foot-6 guard who just completed his freshman season at Kentucky, announced that he is transferring to UCLA.

A product of Harvard-Westlake High in Los Angeles, Juzang heads home after averaging 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in 12.3 minutes over 28 games for the Wildcats. He scored in double figures twice, putting up 13 points at Tennessee on Feb. 8, then 10 in Kentucky's regular-season finale at Florida on March 7.

"It was definitely kind of like a dream of mine to play for UCLA," he told the Los Angeles Times.

--Field Level Media

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