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Hawkeyes sign Hubbard

Posted on 23. Apr, 2011 by in Iowa Basketball

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By Brendan Stiles

HawkeyeDrive.com

The Iowa men’s basketball team signed its third recruit for 2011 on Saturday in junior college transfer Anthony Hubbard.

Hubbard, who is 26 years old, chose Iowa over Nebraska after playing last season at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Md, where he was a junior college all-American averaging 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per contest.

The 6-5, 220-pound guard got his opportunity at Frederick and before that at Odessa Community College in Texas after serving nearly four years in prison on charges of armed robbery. Despite Hubbard’s past transgressions, Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery said in a release Saturday that he “has the character necessary to make a great impact” for the Hawkeyes.

Hubbard will have two years of eligibility.

“His versatility and skill set will really benefit our program,” McCaffery said. “He can pretty much play any position on the floor. Anthony’s athletic. He can score, and is perfectly suited for our style of play.”

Hubbard joins a class that currently consists of Cedar Rapids native Josh Oglesby and Strongsville, Ohio’s Aaron White. Iowa has two scholarships left at its disposal for 2011.

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