Prentiss Hubb was one of Maryland’s biggest targets in the 2018 class.
On Wednesday evening, the four-star Gonzaga (D.C.) guard announced his commitment to Notre Dame. Hubb chose the Fighting Irish over Maryland, NC State, Penn State, and Villanova among others.
Hubb broke the news on his Twitter account.
According to 247Sports, Hubb was rated as the top player in Washington D.C. and the fifth-best shooting guard in the 2018 class. He was also tabbed as the No. 32 player in the recruiting service’s Composite rankings.
Hubb’s pledge to Notre Dame comes as a bit of a surprise. The Terrapins had been considered the favorite and had four of the seven Crystal Ball predictions.
Luckily for Maryland, there’s still plenty of talented shooting guards still available in the 2018 class.
Maryland hosted Paul VI (Va.) guard Brandon Slater on an unofficial visit last month. According to InsideMDSports, Slater didn’t take any visit during the high school season aside from one to Villanova on the way to a game in New Jersey.
The Wildcats have the only Crystal Ball prediction for Slater’s services, but Miami (Fla.) is also in the hunt.
The Terps also made the cut for Westtown School (Pa.) guard Cameron Reddish’s final eight schools last week. The five-star guard is also being recruited by several blue blood schools including Duke and Kentucky.
While losing out on Hubb is a big blow, Mark Turgeon and his coaching staff still have plenty of options in the backcourt in 2018.