53 Chris Scruggs
53 Chris Scruggs
Height: 6-5
Weight: 235
Year: Junior
Hometown: Plainfield, Ill.
High School: Planfield Central HS
Position: Forward

2008-09: Provided key interior defense by blocking a team-high 19 shots for the Lions last season ... scored a career-highs 13 points and tied his career-best of eight rebounds on 6-of-8 shooting from the field in the Lions' 107-71 win over Nebraska-Omaha (2/25/09) ... also pulled down eight boards in the Lions' 82-59 win over Lincoln (11/22/08).

2007-08: Appeared in 12 games and averaged 1.8 ppg and 1.4 rpg as a true freshman for the Lions ... shot 9-of-21 (42.9 percent) from the field and made 3-of-4 from the charity stripe ... recorded three blocks and three steals ... scored season-high four points vs. Maryville (11/23/07) and produced three points and four rebounds vs. Bacone (12/5/07).

In high school: Named Conference Co-MVP as a senior for the Wildcats ... led the conference in rebounds and blocks ...averaged 9.7 points and 6.1 rebounds a game ...was named Honorable Mention All-Conference for coach Ron Banks

Personal: Plans to major in Business ... born April 16, 1989 in St. Louis, Mo ... his sister, Natasha Scruggs, is currently a member of the MSSU Women's Basketball squad.