Player: Prentiss Hubb
School: Gonzaga College HS
Athleticism: Hubb will not "wow" you with blinding speed and quickness, but the junior is deceptive and clever on the court, and can still get over the rim at times to throw it down.
Shooting: The lefty has a bit of a low release point, but the results are impressive out past the arc. Bottom line is that the ball goes through the nets. Hubb's an outstanding shooter from mid-range and beyond.
Ball-handling: As we mentioned, this local product has a way of being very protective of the ball, and doesn't try to do too much, so his turnover rate is very low.
Passing: Hubb can deal assists from either of the guard positions.
Defense: Hubb doesn't have great lateral quickness, but makes up for it with anticipation and really long arms. He'll be a kid who plays smart defense.
Rebounding: Hubb's still quite slender, so he won't be in the paint banging with the big boys too often. But, again, having anticipation and instincts for the game will help in every area, including rebounding.
Intangibles: What I love about Hubb is he lets the game come to him. He never seems in a rush to make a play. I don't see him as guard who can just flat out take over a game offensively, but he's got an impressive IQ, handles and passes well, and can flat out dial it from long distance. He’s been well coached by Gonzaga's Steve Turner, and we're told he's an outstanding student and young man.
Summary: I see Hubb mainly as a PG, based on his size and skill level, but he can easily play off the ball because of his big-time ability to shoot. Bottom line is that Prentiss Hubb knows how to play the game, and has plenty of talent to go along with it. He appears to be a major target for the Terps, as well as Villanova, Virginia and others.