When seeing Hubbard’s name signed up for the North Carolina Phenom 150 Session III, we were excited to see just what he could bring to the table and showcase. After a few impressive open gym showings, Hubbard continued to show why he could be in for a big season at Northside Christian Academy.
Over the weekend in Greensboro, the junior guard came in with something to prove and that he did.
“This weekend went well and was a lot of fun,” he said. “I just wanted to show what I can do and prove that I’m one of the top players in the state for my class.”
He proved himself, on his way to MVP honors and averaging 22.5 points per game. Hubbard is incredibly quick, athletic, and is a crafty point guard that simply can score with ease. Time and time again, he showcased that he can be a threat at all three levels, be a knockdown shooter from deep, and there aren’t many that can match his speed on the court.
It has been an important offseason for Hubbard, as he has continued to develop his overall game and stay focused on his goals.
“I’ve been working on being a better leader, my jump shot, my defense, and getting stronger. I would say I am a scoring playmaker who makes my teammates better.”
If he continues to impress as he has so far, his recruitment should continue to elevate more than it has already.
Right now, Samford, UAB, and Florida Atlantic have all offered and seem to be building good relationships with the junior guard.
“They’ve been telling me how they like my speed, playmaking, scoring abilities, and competitiveness,” he told Phenom. “They’ve also been showing me how they play and saying I’ll be their guy.”
On top of those offers, schools like Houston, Winthrop, Clemson, Wake Forest, Appalachian State, Elon, Charlotte, and Louisville have all shown some type of interest. The Cardinals were in to see him practice and he has already made visits to Wake Forest and Appalachian State.
Wake Forest: “I liked the campus and the coaching staff and the facilities were great.”
Appalachian State: “I liked the environment and the playing style the coaches were showing.”
Hubbard also has plans on making visits to North Carolina A&T and possibly Winthrop as well.
But with what we have seen and what he showed at the Phenom 150, Hubbard could be in for a big season both on the court and with his recruitment.