Prentiss Hubb is one of the most coveted 2018 guards in the country.
On Sunday, the Gonzaga (D.C.) standout announced his top six schools and Maryland made the cut. Hubb also included Kansas, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Villanova, and Virginia.
According to 247Sports’ Composite rankings, Hubb is rated as the No. 35 player in the country and the fourth-best shooting guard. He’s also the top player in the state of Maryland.
The Terrapins currently have all five Crystal Ball predictions in their favor.
Coach Mark Turgeon has targeted several high-profile local guards in the 2018 class so far. John Carroll School (Md.) five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley just cut to his list down to seven schools last week with Maryland making the cut.
Turgeon has also heavily recruited Paul VI (Va.) shooting guard Brandon Slater, who is a four-star prospect.
The backcourt certainly hasn’t been an issue for Turgeon since he arrived in College Park. Melo Trimble has given the program three phenomenal years and he could return for a fourth.
Anthony Cowan is the team’s future point guard and former Mount Saint Joseph (Md.) standout Darryl Morsell is a combo guard that will join the program this summer. Kevin Huerter is listed as a guard but can play the two of three spot depending on the lineup.
While it appears that Maryland has a good amount of depth, having a surplus of guards is never a problem. That’s especially true with a talent like Hubb.
Hubb averaged 13.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.3 assists for Gonzaga this past season. Considering the abundance of talent that the WCAC always has, that’s very impressive.
According to 247Sports, Hubb has visited the Maryland campus twice, including taking in the Pittsburgh and Purdue games.
The Terps definitely won’t have an easy time reeling in Hubb despite being a local talent. Every program in the country will likely be lining up for his services.