Thursday, October 8, 2009
One of the top junior big men on the East Coast had a big weekend. On a visit to Maryland, 6'8 Desmond Hubert received a scholarship offer according to ESPN. Hubert has an offer from Maryland to go along with interest from Saint Joseph's, Villanova, Pitt, Providence, Xavier, Rutgers, Penn State and numerous other schools. Hubert's cousin, Brian Grant, starred at Xavier before having a successful NBA career. In a July interview with Rivals, Hubert mentioned that he thought that he favored a small school. Obviously Maryland does not quite fit that bill, so Hubert is probably open to at least looking at schools of all sizes. He also said that his family would not mind if he stayed close to home. Hubert is a long way from making a college decision. The talented junior will certainly have options big and small, near and far.
Desmond is a consensus top 75 player. Rivals ranks him 41, Scout as their 8th best center, and ESPN as #60 in his class. He is an extremely athletic and long prospect who, as of now, does not show much of a back to the basket game. He runs the court and can get way above the rim on the offensive and defensive ends.