Tennessee crosses state for 5-star

Tennessee spanned across the state and secured a commitment from a five-star scoring machine after his official visit.

Hubbs is an athletic and natural scorer

No. 12-ranked Robert Hubbs of Dyer County High School committed to the Volunteers on Monday morning.

"What a great job Cuonzo Martin did recruiting Robert," Dyer County coach Derek McCord said. "He was relentless. He worked extremely hard to get him. It seemed like he was at all our games. No matter where we played, there (Martin) was in the stands."

A 6-foot-5 shooting guard, Hubbs is a prolific scorer from all three levels with strong athleticism.

He joins point guard Travon Landry, who is known for his floor management and defensive abilities, in the 2013 Tennessee recruiting class.

More significant is the momentum that Hubbs' commitment could give Vols coach Cuonzo Martin in his recruitment of No. 25 ranked big man Austin Nichols out of the Memphis area. Hubbs and Nichols are friends and summer travel teammates.

Most of the same schools were recruiting both prospects. Nichols is currently down to Auburn, Duke, Memphis, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Virginia.

McCord also spoke at length about Hubbs' character, versatility and work ethic.

"On the court he is so multidimensional," McCord said. "He rebounds, is athletic, is a pure scorer. If you go under the ball screen, he is going to shoot it from deep. If you fight over, he is attacking on the bounce.

"They are getting a high-character guy in Robert who will be low maintenance. I'll tell you, a pick-and-roll with Hubbs and (Jarnell) Stokes is going to be hard to defend."

Hubbs, who has a 247Composite rank of No. 19, was considering offers from Auburn, Duke and Missouri among many others.

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