Tennessee freshman Robert Hubbs happy with performance against Citadel, 86-60

Hubbs able to find 'groove late' for 13 points, 4 rebounds

Tennessee guard Jordan McRae  blocks the shot of Citadel guard Ashton Moore (12) during their game Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.
(Photo by Wade Payne, Special to the News Sentinel)

Photo by Wade Payne, © 2013 The Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee guard Jordan McRae blocks the shot of Citadel guard Ashton Moore (12) during their game Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (Photo by Wade Payne, Special to the News Sentinel)

The freshmen guards sat side by side on the Tennessee men’s basketball team’s bench as the already lopsided game entered its second half. One turned to the other.

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atnvol#283282 writes:

I thought all the freshmen in general looked surprisingly confident and very athletic...hope this bodes well.

wigmeister writes:

in response to atnvol#283282:

I thought all the freshmen in general looked surprisingly confident and very athletic...hope this bodes well.

Agreed

johnlg00 writes:

Hubbs seems to be about as quick off his feet as any Vol I have seen since Bernard King. I'm NOT saying he is as good as King yet, though it would be amazing if he were some day, but that kind of quick leaping ability is exceedingly rare. His outside shooting form is nearly flawless. He is going to be a real winner; I just hope he is also a "keeper" and doesn't chase the NBA bucks too soon. Next spring's draft is very deep at his position. Unless he just tears it up the rest of the way, he should stay at least another year. Same for Stokes. If those two come back, the Vols will be a LOT better off next year, and so might Hubbs and Stokes.

johnlg00 writes:

Gotta say, every time I see a picture of McRae like the one at the head of this article, it makes me smile. Talk about "Plasticman arms"! His reach just goes on for DAYS. He will be absolutely unstoppable taking the ball to the hoop with the new rules. That reach should also help him AVOID fouls as well; he can stand a full step off of a guy to stop the drive by good positioning and still be able to challenge shots just with his reach and leaping ability.

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