2023 four-star PG Josh Hubbard commits to Mississippi State
Josh HubbardNo. 124 prospect in the class of 2023 has moved to the Mississippi State Bulldogs, he told 247Sports.
The 5-foot-10-inch Madison, Mississippi point guard Ridgeland was previously tied with Ole Miss but resumed recruiting after the head coach left. Kermit Davis.
“Coach Yance is a great coach and has done a good job this season,” Hubbard said of why he chose Mississippi State this time around. “I feel like he’s doing something special and he continues to give me the chance and the opportunity to play for a university in my state and I feel like he’ll do an even better job next year.”
Hubbard decided to go to Ole Miss rather than Mississippi on his first round of recruiting, but the relationship he had with the staff and opportunity led him this time.
“It’s amazing, I have nothing but respect for them,” Hubbard said of his relationship with the staff. “Trainer [George] Brooks, I’ve known him for a long time. I developed a relationship with him in ninth grade, and when Coach Jans got the job, we became friends.”
Hubbard may lack stature, but he is a strong and aggressive defender with a huge amount of confidence, and the staff sees him as an additional offensive weapon paired with their top scorer.
“I have watched a lot of their games and if you go to see their games they have a lot of pieces. They have big players, defenders and flanks, they just lack their attacking piece, which they want to play faster and get more. buckets,” Hubbard said. “I think I will fit into their style of play. They love to give Tola [Smith] ball because they didn’t really have an outside sniper and scorer this year, so that will also take the pressure off him.”
Hubbard is the all-time top scorer in Mississippi high school history with over 4,000 points, and he’s modestly shared what he’s bringing to Starkville.
“I hope I bring a good quarterback with me who can help and take the pressure off my teammates and win more games and be the X factor they need,” Hubbard said.
Hubbard is Chris Yance’s fifth recruiting commitment in 2023. Guy CholAdrian Meyers, Jaquan Scott And Lerenzo Fort III.