Robert Hubbs is the real deal

Robert Hubbs did a lot to improve his stock at the Best Buy Chicago Classic.

He isn't necessarily under the radar, but not a ton of people have seen four-star guard Robert Hubbs. The Newbern (Tenn.) Dyer County product put on a show at the Best Buy Chicago Classic, and his recruitment also is picking up.

"I've been doing pretty good," said Hubbs of the spring. "We won the Real Deal as a team, but that is behind us and we are just trying to move forward and always get better."

Hubbs is much improved from a year ago, and a big reason for that would be the work the athletic 6-foot-4 shooting guard has put in on his own.

"My game has grown a lot," said Hubbs. "I have been in the gym every day getting shots up, and overall I think I am just getting a lot better."

Recruiting wise many of the top schools in the South have been showing him significant attention.

"Just about the whole SEC, Florida, Vanderbilt, Auburn, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Duke, Oklahoma State, there are a lot of them on me pretty hard," listed Hubbs.

The Duke Blue Devils have already come out and extended an offer, and Hubbs says that is something that grabs his attention.

"It means a lot to have an offer from Duke," said Hubbs. "They say a lot to me and I am just keeping it wide open."

Arkansas has made it a focus to recruit kids in Memphis and the western part of Tennessee, and it seems to be no different with Hubbs.

"They call me sometimes, they talk about how great campus is, the atmosphere, and how they are trying to get things turned around," Hubbs said of Arkansas. "They seem like great guys."

Also the in-state Tennessee Volunteers are making sure that Hubbs knows he is wanted.

"I am wide open but I like Tennessee, it isn't too far from home and of course it is an in-state school," said Hubbs. "We have just been talking on the phone mostly."

Right now he says no visits are planned, and doesn't seem close to making any kind of decision on his future.

For now the No. 77 prospect in the rankings is just focused on a few things about each school.

"I look for teams that are competing for championships and a place where I fit in well with the coaches," said Hubbs.


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