Hubbard Almost Done

Anthony Hubbard has put a lot of thought into deciding on a four-year college. He'll announce that choice on Saturday.

Anthony Hubbard's first taste of organized basketball came at the Boys and Girls Club. His team didn't win a game that first season.

Despite that lack of success, Hubbard returns to the place where it all began this Saturday. He'll announce his college decision at the well-known youth organization site in front of family and friends. It's the anniversary of his brother's death.

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound wing from Frederick (MD) Community College says he will choose between scholarship offers from Iowa and Nebraska. It's a dead heat.

"It's the best toughest decision I've ever had to make," Hubbard said.

Hubbard officially visited Nebraska last weekend.

"It was great," he said. "They have everything you need and more. The people are great. The players were cool. The facilities were nice.

"I got to meet Tom Osborne He's an incredible guy and very knowledgable."

Hubbard said the Iowa and Nebraska visits were equally impressive.

"It made things a lot harder, man," he said.

Hubbard says his decision will come down to the people. The other aspects of the schools and programs are pretty much the same.

"It's a vibe you get from people," Hubbard said. "I feel like I'm a pretty good judge of character. I try to read into everything a person says. I look at how they act. I look at body language. You can see when you're really wanted at a program."

Every night, Hubbard reads over notes he's taken during the process and he adds thoughts.

"I feel like I've made progress this week," he said. "I've talked to my mom and the people close to me and narrowed things down."

Hubbard said he's close to his decision and could have it figured out as early as Thursday. If he does, the announcement still won't come until Saturday in honor of his brother. He won't call the coaches to tell them until after he announces his choice to family and friends at the Boys and Girls Club.

"It's real important for me to do it this way," Hubbard said. "These people have helped me through the hard times in my life and I want them to be the first to know and to tell them all at once. I don't want to forget to call someone and this way I won't."

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