There is no doubt that Mike Brey likes to give his guards freedom. In his time at Notre Dame, high scoring guards have been a staple of the Irish offense, and now they have a very good one coming in the 2018 class.
D.C. Premier and Gonzaga High School floor general Prentiss Hubb picked Notre Dame after a very solid spring, according to Gonzaga coach Steve Turner.
"I think for him it was a very, very tough decision," Turner told Scout. "At the end of the day he had four schools and every one of them met the criteria he was looking for. I think for him some of the things that pushed it over the edge is the opportunity for him coming in the door. The opportunity to play in arguably in the best conference in the country. He can show who he is in the best conference in the country."
"It felt like home," Turner added. "Prentiss went a Jesuit middle school. We are a Jesuit high school. There were so many similarities and it made him feel comfortable when he visited."
With a combination of size, athleticism, feel for the game, and the ability to score, Hubb has long been one of the best guards in the class. He has shown it both during the high school season and during AAU as well.
"He's a very versatile guard," Turner said. "He's a guy that has proven it with us and can help win in a lot of difference ways. It's not always about points either. He just makes guys better and he's one of the best rebounding guards that I've seen in my coaching. His defensive ability, he's won a lot of games by stopping other guys. He gets a lot of deflections and he has active hands."
Because of that Hubb had accumulated offers from schools such as Notre Dame, Maryland, Villanova, Syracuse, and Virginia, but in the end it was the Irish who won out.
This is the first commitment for the Fighting Irish in the 2018 class, and takes care of them at the point guard position where Hubb will be asked to replace the departing Matt Farrell who will graduate following the 2017-18 season.