The Tennessee Volunteers have just landed another major recruit.
According to Evan Daniels of FOXSports, shooting guard Robert Hubbs will be heading to Knoxville. Hubbs’ father, Robert Hubbs Sr., made the official announcement.
Robert Hubbs Sr. just told Scout that his son -- Rob Hubbs -- has committed to Tennessee.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDanielsFOX) September 17, 2012
Hubbs is a 6’5”, 180-pound prospect that is considered a 5-star score for the Volunteers.
He had offers from powerhouse programs like Duke, Florida, Memphis, Missouri, Vanderbilt and many more—but opted to keep his talents close to home.
The class of 2013 star is a native of Newbern, Tenn., and is considered to be the 12th-best prospect in the nation.
He’s a potential McDonald's All-American and one of the best young scorers in the country. That is exactly what the team needs, and it comes at a pivotal time.
This is quite a haul for head coach Cuonzo Martin, who reportedly hosted Hubbs and Johnathan Williams III on campus this past weekend (via the Knoxville News Sentinel).
UT finished the 2011-12 season on a disappointing note, falling to Middle Tennessee in the second round of the NIT.
The Vols were 19-15 during the campaign (10-6 SEC), although they had some promising victories against teams like Florida and UConn in Martin’s first year as the head coach.
Hubbs joins Travon Landry—a 3-star PG prospect from West Virginia—as one of the earlier recruits that will be in Knoxville next fall.
Hopefully Hubbs’ presence will entice more elite basketball players to join the Volunteers and help restore this historically significant program to prominence.
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