September 17th, 2012 10:11 AM║ Posted By: Josh Ward ║ Permalink
Tags: Auburn, News Sentinel, recruiting, Rivals
The Tennessee basketball team has received a commitment from guard Robert Hubbs from Dyer County High School in Newbern, Tenn.
Hubbs chose Tennessee over Auburn, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Duke, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. It was the effort of coach Cuonzo Martin that appeared to separate Tennessee from the rest.
“I commend Martin for the job he did recruiting my son,” Robert Hubbs Sr. told the News Sentinel. “Out of all the coaches, he’s done by far the best job.”
Hubbs, Tennessee’s second commitment for the class of 2013, gave his commitment to the Vols after visiting Knoxville last weekend.
It’s a big coup for Martin, who has landed two five-star prospects – sophomore forward Jarnell Stokes being the other – in the last nine months. Hubbs is ranked the nation’s No. 12 overall prospect in the 2013 class by Rivals.
Tennessee hopes to continue its recruiting success in West Tennessee. Memphis (Tenn.) Southwind forward John Williams III took an official visit to Tennessee last weekend and left Knoxville impressed with Martin and his staff.
“They work their players hard to get them ready for the next level,” Williams III told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “It’s just a great atmosphere and fanbase. I like the coaches because they act like a family. Everyone’s part of a big family.”
Williams, who has also visited Missouri and Georgetown, will visit Michigan State on Sept. 28 and Texas on Oct. 12.
“This determines my future, so it’s a hard decision,” Williams III said. “I’m just gonna keep praying about it. It’s no telling when God will answer, but I know for sure he will. It might be November or it might be late spring. We’ll just see.”
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