SG Hubbs set to run with the Vols 

September, 17, 2012
Tennessee head coach Cuonzo Martin loves the St. Louis Cardinals.

Remember the summer of 1998 when Mark McGwire was clobbering home runs? There was a euphoria associated with Big Mac and an excitement that ensued. On Monday, Martin was probably reliving some of that excitement after hitting his own home run in recruiting, reeling in one of the nation's top scorers in ESPN’s No. 35 overall senior Robert Hubbs (Newbern, Tenn./Dyer County). Hubbs had choices ranging from Duke to Arkansas to Missouri and most places in between, but Tennessee made the case that it needed him the most.

Robert Hubbs
Joel Francisco/ESPN.comRobert Hubbs, the No. 35 recruit in the ESPN 100, is a deadly perimeter shooter.
ESPN’s “Gameday” crew was in Knoxville over the weekend, as was Hubbs and senior Jonathan Williams III (Memphis, Tenn./Southwind). Simply stated, it was the most important visit during Martin’s tenure at Tennessee. Hubbs is a no-nonsense potential elite talent. He’s ascended from outside the ESPN 100, into the top 75 and currently sits at No. 35. He’s trending in the right direction, in a trajectory similar to Otto Porter in his senior year.