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Hubbard has chosen Morgan State
Ron Bailey, Publisher
Twenty-six year old scorer could scorch the MEAC.
August 26, 2011 – After an arduous journey, recent Frederick Community College standout guard Anthony Hubbard has chosen where he’ll attend college the next two years. Expect him to be a Morgan State Bear, entering this year as a junior.
“After I weighed my options, I feel that this is the best fit for me” shared Hubbard recently via text message. “I feel at home. Coach (Todd) Bozeman’s reputation for making players and teams better is second to none. And that’s what I want…to get better and have the best chance of doing the salsa (dance) this year!”
Anthony Hubbard can fill up the nets (photo property of HawkCentral.com).
Though Morgan State didn’t represent the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in NCAA Tournament action this past season, the Bears, coached by Bozeman have reached post season play three out of his five years at Morgan – two being trips to the Big Dance. In MEAC competition, the Bears have secured three regular season crowns, four straight league conference tourney final appearances and two victories in it. The team from Baltimore has been successful, to say the least.
That Hubbard, of Woodbridge, VA, is now a part of that program is a
success in and of itself: Eight years ago Hubbard was peripherally involved
in a robbery, agreeing to drive the car. For his role in the affair, Anthony
did three years and 11 months in various Virginia institutions.
That last statement was a reference to the response his recruitment has made on certain campuses, specifically the University of Iowa where he originally committed and lived briefly this summer. Of that situation, Hubbard only shook his head before saying “It wasn’t a good fit”.
Standing around 6’4” and weighing 217 pounds, Hubbard is a scoring combo guard who can tickle the twine from outside while also driving to the cup in physical fashion. Additionally he’s capable of finding teammates with look away passes in fast break situations. Hubbard has the potential to immediately be an impact player in college.
Anthony, might be able to play some point guard, but make no bones about it; this offensively aggressive perimeter player puts up numbers. At Frederick last year, Hubbard averaged around 21 points and over four assists per game. That work generated around 50 scholarship offers.
After leaving Iowa, Hubbard still had options, with the likes of Florida A&M, Wichita State and Southern Mississippi reportedly involved actively. But in the final analysis, Hubbard deemed Morgan the best for him.
“I just want to get on with my life” said Hubbard earlier.
He now can, in Baltimore, MD. MEAC gyms watch out for the next couple
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