"I sent my basketball tape to some schools," he said. "I didn't pass my SATs, but my desire was to go from high school to a college and have four years of eligibility."
But Hubalek took a different path on his way to achieving his Division I dream.
"But because of my English I didn't pass my SATs and the only way was to go to a community college," Hubalek said.
Enter Coach Denny Aye at
Hubalek redshirted his first year
By averaging 12.4 points and 8.6 rebounds, Hubalek earned first-team all-Region XI honors, one of three freshmen on the team. He was second in the ICCAC in rebounds in fourth in blocked shots.
Hubalek said his relationship with
Coach Aye at
"I think Coach Aye in
Also being so close to
"I thought Coach Morgan did a
great job with the team for the past couple of years," he said. "A couple of the
other reasons I choose
Hubalek made it to the
"It was big for me to see how the fans participate in the games," he said. "Everybody likes to play ball for the people and the people are just amazing here."
Shooting is one of Hubalek's strengths; he said that he's been working on every aspect of his game. He also said that he runs the floor well and can handle the ball. Hubalek plays a lot of four, but is getting a shot at the three as well.
"I have the desire to get the ball and the rebounds," he said.
Hubalek said he needs to improve his strength and continue to work on all aspects of his game to be a ‘big time player.'
As mentioned before Hubalek choose
"[I make it home] once a year, maximum," he said. "We will see what happens this summer, but maybe I will not be able to go home."
Hubalek said if all goes as planned his parents could partake in ‘March Madness.'
"Hopefully we will do well in the NCAA Tournament and they can come over," he said."
As for now Hubalek is enjoying
every moment of his time in
"I love it here, it's completely
different experience," he said. "Every day I experience something new.
Hubalek said there's also a
difference on the court; basketball in
"More and more basketball players
and coaches are coming from the
One of the reasons the European players are closing the gap is because of the concentration on the core parts of the game.
"I think like in
Perhaps in the years to come Hubalek will get a chance to play professional basketball a little closer to home.
"I would say we could see the NBA
"Basketball is getting to the
level of soccer and ice hockey; those are probably the biggest sports in