Josh Hubbard, 4-star point guard out of Mississippi, announces SEC commitment
Josh Hubbard, a Class of 2023 5-foot-10 and 180-pound point guard out of Madison, Mississippi (Madison-Ridgeland Academy), has announced a commitment to play in the SEC.
Hubbard announced on social media that he committed to Mississippi State. Hubbard is considered a 4-star prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite, the No. 1 player in the state of Mississippi and the No. 15 point guard in America in his class.
He has a reported 13 offers, and was recruited to the Bulldogs by George Brooks.
This move came after Hubbard was released from his National Letter of Intent with Ole Miss after the departure of former coach Kermit Davis in February. Hubbard earlier picked the Rebels over the Bulldogs, Southern Cal, Xavier and Seton Hall in September.
Beyond his recruiting, Hubbard is perhaps most known for breaking the Mississippi high school basketball scoring record about a month ago. He has 4,275 points to become the No. 1 scorer in state history, according to the Clarion-Ledger.
Committed ? @TiptonEdits pic.twitter.com/Kr1cBi70RU
— Josh Hubbard (@jhubb_3) March 13, 2023
Here are some of his highlights:
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Finally, a guard with a smooth stroke. I could care less about the dunks in his highlights. The quickness, balance, and smooth stroke remind me a little of Lamar Peters. State needs this exact type of player.
Big get for us. We have some scorers coming in next to year for sure. I like his build too. He should be strong on the ball and keep it low all while being able to jump out of the stadium at any time. Looks like a guy who will need to tone down some flash a little bit but a guard who can get fouled while getting a quality shot off too. Also, I bet he can take a game over when needed. I love what I’m seeing with the team and Coach Jans. Defense does win championships. Imagine a team he threw together this year into a new system and got them to the dance while being the worst 3pt team in D1 basketball. A small to moderate increase in offense (though I think it will be more) would have made us a real contender.