Philip Scrubb

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Philip Scrubb
No. 23 – Niagara River Lions
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1992-11-27) November 27, 1992 (age 29)
Richmond, British Columbia
NationalityCanadian / British
Listed height6 ft 4.5 in (1.94 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolVancouver College
(Vancouver, British Columbia)
CollegeCarleton (2010–2015)
NBA draft2015 / Undrafted
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015AEK Athens
2015–2018Skyliners Frankfurt
2018–2019Zenit Saint Petersburg
2020–2021Limoges CSP
2021Niagara River Lions
2022Monbus Obradoiro
2022–presentNiagara River Lions
Career highlights and awards

Philip Alexander Scrubb (born November 27, 1992) is a Canadian–British[1] professional basketball player for the Monbus Obradoiro of the Liga ACB. He is a 6'4½" (1.94 m) tall[2] point guard-shooting guard. During his college basketball career, he won five CIS championships with the Carleton University Ravens, before embarking on a professional career. Scrubb is considered one of the greatest players in CIS basketball history.[3]

High school career[edit]

Scrubb played high school basketball at Vancouver College, under the basketball coach Bill Disbrow.

College career[edit]

Scrubb's career is perhaps the most accomplished in the history of Canadian Interuniversity Sport basketball.[4] In 2010, Scrubb joined a powerhouse Carleton Ravens team at Carleton University that had won the Canadian men’s university basketball championship in six of the previous eight years. He averaged 13.1 points per game, and helped the Ravens to a perfect 22-0 record, and their seventh national championship. Scrubb was named an OUA East Second Team All-Star, and earned the Dr. Peter Mullins Trophy as CIS Rookie of the Year.[5]

In his second season at Carleton, Scrubb led the Ravens to another 22-0 season, and earned the Mike Moser Memorial Trophy as the Outstanding Player in the CIS. He also was awarded the Jack Donohue Trophy as MVP of the CIS Championship Tournament, as the Ravens took the national title again.

Scrubb won his second Moser Trophy the following year, and took the award again after the 2013–14 season. He is the only three-time recipient of the award in CIS history. In his final season at Carleton, Scrubb led the Ravens to their fifth consecutive national title,[6] and earned his second Donohue Trophy as playoff MVP. He also was selected First Team All-Canadian for the fourth consecutive year.[7] During his five years at Carleton, the Ravens had a won-lost record of 102-3. He and his brother Thomas dominated CIS basketball during their time with the Ravens.[8]

College statistics[edit]

2010–11 Carleton 22 20 25.1 42.8 40.5 86.4 3.1 2.8 1.1 0.3 13.1
2011–12 Carleton 22 21 23.5 55.7 57.0 81.9 2.5 3.3 1.2 0.2 16.2
2012–13 Carleton 20 19 29.0 45.9 42.6 86.0 3.3 3.5 1.6 0.4 18.6
2013–14 Carleton 22 20 27.5 49.2 47.0 87.4 3.2 4.9 0.5 0.3 18.6
2014–15 Carleton 19 18 25.3 48.3 48.7 90.0 3.3 4.5 1.3 0.1 16.6
Career 105 98 26.0 48.4 46.8 86.4 3.1 3.8 1.1 0.2 16.6

Professional career[edit]

After finishing the season at Carleton, Scrubb signed with Entersport, a leading professional basketball agency. In July 2015, Scrubb played with the NBA Summer League teams of the Memphis Grizzlies and the Toronto Raptors.[9] In August 2015, Scrubb began his professional career with the Greek League club AEK Athens, after signing a two-year contract with them.[10] In the winter of 2016, he moved to Germany, after he was loaned by AEK to the German Bundesliga club, the Skyliners Frankfurt.[11] On May 1, 2016, he captured the FIBA Europe Cup title with the Skyliners,[12] tallying six points, three rebounds and two assists in the championship game.[13]

The Frankfurt team exercised an option in June 2016, to keep Scrubb for the 2016–17 season.[14] However, he missed the beginning of the season, due to problems with his knee;[15] and in December 2016, the Skyliners announced that Scrubb had to undergo surgery to repair the knee injury, after the failure of conservative treatment, and that he would be out for between six and nine months.[16] He returned to the Frankfurt team for the 2017–18 season.[17] In April 2018, Scrubb won the BBL Best Offensive Player award.[18] Scrubb was the Basketball Bundesliga Top Scorer as well, as he averaged 18.3 points per game on his way to leading Frankfurt to the playoffs as the eighth-seed.[19]

On July 18, 2018, Scrubb signed a one-year deal with Zenit Saint Petersburg of the VTB United League.[20] On July 17, 2019, Scrubb signed a one-year deal with Spanish club Movistar Estudiantes.[21] Scrubb averaged 9.4 points per game. On July 23, 2020, he signed with Limoges CSP of the LNB Pro A.[22]

On May 14, 2021, Scrubb signed with the Niagara River Lions of the Canadian Elite Basketball League.[23]

On August 17, 2021, Scrubb signed with the Russian team BC Avtodor of the VTB United League.[24] he averaged 11.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. He left the team after the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[25]

On March 9, 2022, Scrubb signed with Monbus Obradoiro of the Liga ACB.[26]

On April 13, 2022, Scrubb returned to the Niagara River Lions.[27]

National team career[edit]

Scrubb represented Canada's national teams on the international stage several times:[28] He helped Canada’s Under-18 junior national team win a bronze medal at the 2010 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, and also played for Team Canada Under-19 at the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Cup. The same year, he made Canada’s roster for the 2011 Pan American Games. Scrubb also played at the 2013 World University Games,

Canadian senior national team[edit]

In 2015, Scrubb helped the senior men's Canadian national basketball team win the Marchand Cup, and capture bronze at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship. He also played for senior Team Canada at the 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila.


Scrubb's brother, Thomas, is also a professional basketball player.


  1. ^ Philip Scrubb Nationality: Canadian-British.
  3. ^ "Philip Scrubb - King Phil - BasketballBuzz". 24 April 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Who is the GREATEST Canadian University Basketball Player of All Time?". 9 September 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Philip Scrubb - CU75". CU75. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Carleton Men's Basketball Team Wins CIS Championship - Our Stories". Our Stories. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  7. ^ "CIS Hoops History". Archived from the original on 15 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Former Carleton stars Phil and Thomas Scrubb hope to catch Raptors' eye | Toronto Star". 11 June 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  9. ^ Carleton Ravens’ Philip and Thomas Scrubb Invited to Toronto Raptors Free Agent Camp.
  10. ^ AEK Athens inks rookie guard Scrubb.
  11. ^ Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt signs Philip Scrubb to a two-week tryout.
  12. ^ "Men's basketball alumni Philip Scrubb and Aaron Doornekamp celebrate FIBA Europe Cup championship - Go Ravens". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Varese - Fraport Skyliners | FIBA Europe Cup". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Frankfurt Skyliners binden Point Guard Philip Scrubb". (in German). Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  15. ^ Tinç, Timur (1 November 2016). "Skyliners: Skyliners wollen Grundlagen verinnerlichen". (in German). Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Philip Scrubb fällt mehrere Monate aus | FRAPORT SKYLINERS". Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  17. ^ "Phil Scrubb kehrt zu den FRAPORT SKYLINERS zurück | FRAPORT SKYLINERS". Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Awards - Bester Angreifer und bester Verteidiger". Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Frankfurter Scrubb Topscorer der BBL-Hauptrunde" (in German). 1 May 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Zenit lands scoring ace Scrubb". 18 July 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  21. ^ "Philip Scrubb joins Estudiantes". Sportando. 17 July 2019. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  22. ^ "Limoges CSP officially signs Philip Scrubb". Sportando. 23 July 2020. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  23. ^ "River Lions Sign Senior Mens National Team Member and Five Time U SPORTS Champion Phil Scrubb". 14 May 2021. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  24. ^ "Philip Scrubb inks with Avtodor Saratov". Sportando. 17 August 2021. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  25. ^ "Leave or stay: American players in Russia".
  26. ^ Yahyabeyoglu, Fersu (9 March 2022). "Philip Scrubb (ex Avtodor) is a newcomer at Obradoiro". Eurobasket. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  27. ^ "River Lions Re-Sign Veteran Canadian Guard Phil Scrubb". 13 April 2022. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  28. ^ "Philip SCRUBB at the Players of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2016 -". Retrieved 14 November 2016.

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