Vols Notebook: Tennessee freshman guard Robert Hubbs day-to-day with left shoulder injury

Basketball player Robert Hubbs III poses for a portrait at University of Tennessee's Pratt Pavillion in Knoxville on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Basketball player Robert Hubbs III poses for a portrait at University of Tennessee's Pratt Pavillion in Knoxville on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

A star freshman’s nagging injury is causing problems once again.

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maciste54 writes:

Get better soon son! The SEC approacheth!

johnlg00 writes:

I hope some of the more impatient fans understand better that the impact of a freshman "phenom" doesn't depend on the reputation he brought with him. A completely healthy Robert Hubbs would be an entirely different order of player than he has been so far. It is in the "strength" areas of basketball, defense and rebounding, natch, that Hubbs has had the most trouble. He has also had trouble finishing at the rim--taking it strong through the opponents' arms--because his own arms aren't strong enough. He is rarely the best statistical shooter on the floor, so he winds up with more end-of-the-shot-clock shots, which he usually rushes. Given the available talent on the team, it might have been best for all concerned if Hubbs had just had surgery and taken a medical redshirt this year. Next year, he will basically have to become Jordan McRae. Oh, well, water under the dam and all that.

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