Robert  Hubbs III

3Robert Hubbs III


Newbern, Tenn.

High School:
Dyer County HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 207




  • Points: 28 // vs. Chaminade, 11/23/16
  • Rebounds: 10 // vs. Lipscomb, 12/15/16
  • Assists: 5 (2x) // last at Auburn, 1/31/17*
  • Steals: 4 // vs. Chaminade, 11/23/16
  • Blocks: 2 // vs. NC State, 12/18/13
  • Field Goals: 10 (2x) // last vs. Tennessee Tech, 12/13/16
  • 3-Pointers: 3 (2x) // last vs. Vanderbilt, 3/12/15
  • Free Throws: 8 // vs. South Carolina, 1/23/16
  • Minutes: 37 // at Florida, 1/7/17
  • * Indicates most recent high


  • 2017 Second-Team NABC All-District 21
  • 2017 Second-Team All-SEC (coaches)
  • SEC Player of the Week (Jan. 30, 2017)

2016-17 - SENIOR

  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • Concluded his four-year career on Rocky Top with 1,046 career points (9.9 ppg), 375 rebounds (3.5 rpg) and 127 assists (1.2 apg) in 106 games. He was the 48th member of the Vols' 1,000-points club and ended his career ranked 47th on Tennessee's all-time scoring chart.
  • Posted a career shooting percentage of .437 (409-of-937), including a career-best .467 (170-364) during his senior campaign. That shooting clip ranked seventh in the SEC.
  • A strong finisher around the rim, he finished his career with 59 slam dunks, including 26 as a senior.
  • Appeared and started in all 32 games, finishing his senior season as Tennessee's leading scorer and ranked 16th in the SEC at 13.7 ppg. He was also the Vols' second-leading rebounder (4.6 rpg). Both of those figures represented career-highs.
  • Finished the year as the only Vol to average more than 30.0 mpg. His 31.6 mpg ranked 10th in the SEC.
  • In SEC play, he averaged 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while owning a team-best 1.64 assist-to-turnover ratio.
  • Led the Vols in scoring 11 times during the 2016-17 season while tallying six 20-point performances.
  • Tallied six points and three rebounds in 29 minutes against Georgia (3/9/17) in the SEC Tournament.
  • Only Vol to post double figures at South Carolina (2/25/17), finishing with 16 points in 30 minutes of play.
  • Became the 48th Vol to reach the 1,000-point milestone on Feb. 22 when he scored 16 points against Vanderbilt. Notched his 1,000th career point on a free throw midway through the second half.
  • Erupted for 21 points and eight rebounds in UT's win over Missouri (2/18/17).
  • Put in a solid 36 minutes work leading the team with 18 points while going 8-of-10 from the stripe in the win over Ole Miss (2/8/17).
  • Came up one rebound shy of the double-double in UT's win at Auburn (1/31/17), scoring 11 points to go along with nine rebounds and five assists.
  • Earned SEC Player of the Week honors after leading the Vols to an upset victory over No. 4 Kentucky (1/24/17). He scored 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds.
  • Scored five points over the final 3:22 -- including a contested jumper in the lane at the 1:06 mark -- to help the Vols quell the Wildcats late push.
  • Efficient night in a win over Mississippi State (1/21/17), scoring 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting to go along with five rebounds and three assists.
  • Led the Vols with 15 points and seven rebounds at Ole Miss (1/17/17) to go along with three assists and a block.
  • Finished with 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds against South Carolina (1/11/17), adding two assists and a block in 35 minutes of action.
  • Notched his fifth 20-point performance of the season against Arkansas (1/3/16), scoring 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting.
  • Recorded his first career double-double in a win over Lipscomb (12/15/16), dropping 22 points and grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds.
  • Guided Tennessee to a victory over Tennessee Tech (12/13/16) behind a game-high 25 points and seven rebounds.
  • Dropped a game-high 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting at No. 7 North Carolina (12/11/16), scoring 15 points while going 7-of-7 in the first half alone.
  • Averaged 15.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game at the Maui Invitational in games against No. 16 Wisconsin, No. 13 Oregon and tournament host Chaminade.
  • Monster performance in the Maui Invitational finale vs. Chaminade (11/23/16): 28 points on 10-of-19 shooting, five rebounds, four steals.
  • Started at the four against Appalachian State (11/15/16), scoring a team-high 14 points on an efficient 6-of-8 shooting.
  • Totaled 11 points, seven rebounds and two assists in UT's opener vs. Chattanooga (11/11/16).

2015-16 - JUNIOR

  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • Tennessee's third-leading scorer during the 2015-16 season, averaging 10.6 ppg over 30 games and 16 starts.
  • Missed four games due to injury in 2015-16.
  • Appeared in 16 SEC games, with nine starts, and averaged 9.4 ppg and 4.2 rpg against league opposition.
  • Scored in double figures 18 times and led the team in slam dunks with 20 on the season.
  • Put up 12.0 ppg during three games at the SEC Tournament, shooting a team-best 65.2 percent (15-of-23) from the field during those games.
  • Dropped a team-high 19 points against LSU (3/11/16) for the second time this season as he went 8-of-11 from the field against the Tigers in the SEC Tournament quarterfinal.
  • Finished with 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting to help the Vols upset fifth-seeded Vanderbilt (3/10) in the second round of the SEC Tournament (3/10/16).
  • Played a season-best 36 minutes and led the team with 19 points in Tennessee's 81-65 win over LSU on Feb. 20 (2/20/16).
  • Responded to a two-point performance in a loss at Arkansas (2/6/16) by dropping a career-high 20 points off the bench in the win over Auburn (2/9).
  • Went 8-for-8 at the foul line en route to 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds in Tennessee's win over No. 24 South Carolina (1/23/16).
  • Finished with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting at Mississippi State (1/16/16), helping the Vols to their first road win of the season.
  • Posted a career-best five assists to go along with 10 points against No. 21 Texas A&M (1/9/16).
  • Made his return to the starting lineup vs. Florida (1/6/16), finishing with 12 points and a career-high nine rebounds.
  • Looked more like his pre-surgery self at Auburn (1/2/16), finishing with 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting with five rebounds.
  • Underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee Dec. 1, 2015, to address chronic swelling issues that had been present since the preseason (missed two games, returned to action on Dec. 19 vs. Gonzaga)
  • Opened the season with seven straight games in double figures.
  • Thirteen second-half points highlighted his 17-point, six-rebound, four-assist effort vs. Gardner-Webb (11/22/15).
  • Was a perfect 5-for-5 from the free-throw line (7-for-14 overall) on his way to 19 points in UT's win over Marshall (11/19/15).
  • Recorded 13 points, five rebounds and three assists at Georgia Tech (11/16/15).
  • Started Tennessee's season-opener vs. UNC Asheville (11/13/15) and scored a then-career-high 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting in the win.

2014-15 - SOPHOMORE

  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • Appeared in all 32 games and made 20 starts on the wing.
  • Averaged 7.2 points (fourth on the team) and 2.9 rebounds while shooting .409 from the field and .333 from 3-point range.
  • In SEC play, he started 16 of 18 games and increased his scoring output to 8.4 points (he averaged 4.6 points in UT's 12 non-conference games).
  • Shot .889 from the free-throw line (16 of 18) during SEC play (shot .538 during non-conference play).
  • Scored in double figures seven times this season--all during SEC play.
  • Was one of three Vols to finish the season with a positive assist/turnover ratio (1.08).
  • Tied his career-high with 16 points in Tennessee's second-round SEC Tournament win over Vanderbilt in Nashville (3/12/1/5).
  • Shared team-high scoring honors by totaling 14 points in UT's home finale vs. South Carolina (3/7/14).
  • Was a perfect 2-for-2 from 3-point range and totaled 12 points in the win at LSU (3/4/15).
  • Made a game-saving play at the end of regulation at Vanderbilt (2/11/15), driving the length of the court and laying in the game-tying basket at the buzzer to force overtime; Tennessee ended up winning the game, 76-73, as Hubbs finished with nine points and seven rebounds.
  • Contributed 15 points and six rebounds when the Vols played at Georgia (2/7/15).
  • Totaled 15 points, four rebounds and also added a steal during a strong, 31-minute performance at Arkansas (1/27/15).
  • Had 12 points and four rebounds against Texas A&M (1/24/15).
  • Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds and also scored six points in the win at Missouri (1/17/15).
  • Scored a career-high 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting in the win over 19th-ranked Arkansas (1/13/15).
  • In addition to scoring 11 points during the win over Tennessee State (12/27/14), he also had five rebounds and three assists.
  • Had nine points in UT's victory over Mercer (12/22/14) to go along with two rebounds, two steals and an assist.
  • Tallied six points in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge win over Kansas State (12/6/14).
  • Scored eight points against Marquette at the Orlando Classic (11/30/14).
  • Made his first career start at the Veterans Classic vs. 15th-ranked VCU (11/14/14) and totaled four points in 19 minutes on the wing.

2013-14 - FRESHMAN

  • Game-By-Game Statistics
  • Had season-ending surgery on his left shoulder Jan. 14 to address an injury dating to his senior year in high school.
  • True freshman wing appeared in 12 contests for the Vols, averaging 5.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 18.3 minutes off the bench.
  • Scored at least three points in each of the final seven games in which he appeared.
  • Was the first Vol off the bench five times.
  • Had seven points, two rebounds and a block as UT routed Wake Forest at the Battle 4 Atlantis (11/30/13).
  • His first career double-digit scoring effort was a 13-point performance vs. The Citadel (11/18/13).
  • Scored his first points as a Vol in the home-opener against USC Upstate (11/16/13); he made a pair of 3-pointers off the bench in the win.
  • Made his college debut in the season-opener at Xavier (11/12/13), playing 12 minutes and grabbing one rebound.


  • Graduated from Dyer County High School in Newbern, Tenn., where he was coached by Derek McCord.
  • Was rated by as the nation's No. 23 overall prospect and the No. 5 shooting guard in the country.
  • rated Hubbs as the nation's 20th-best overall prospect as well as tabbing him as the country's No. 4 shooting guard and the top overall prospect in the state of Tennessee.
  • Played in the prestigious Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic at Freedom Hall on April 19, 2013.
  • As a senior, he led Dyer County a 31-4 overall record and a berth in the Tennessee Class AAA state championship game, where the Choctaws fell to Memphis Southwind.
  • Averaged 25 points, seven rebounds and two assists as a senior and was named to the 2013 TSWA Class AAA All-State Team.
  • Earned All-Tournament Team honors and also received the tournament MVP Award after leading DCHS to the Region 7AAA championship as a senior.
  • Was a 2013 Tennessee Class AAA Mr. Basketball finalist.
  • In the eighth game of his senior season, Hubbs became Dyer County's all-time leading scorer; he finished his prep career with 2,464 points (DCHS went 118-13 during his four seasons).
  • In June 2012, Hubbs was one of 32 elite prep standouts invited to the USA Basketball U17 National Team trials in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Was named a preseason second-team All-State selection by ESPNHS entering his junior campaign.
  • Was a 2013 McDonald's All-American nominee.
  • Played AAU ball for the M33M program, which is coached by Ernie Kuyper.
  • In April 2012, Hubbs led the M33M Elite squad to the championship at the prestigious "Real Deal in the Rock" AAU event in Little Rock, Ark.
  • Also starred during the spring and summer of 2012 at marquee events such as the Big Strick Classic in Manhattan, N.Y., the Jack Jones Shootout in Memphis, the Reebok Breakout Challenge in Philadelphia, the Best Buy Classic in Minneapolis, Minn., and the Fab 48 in Las Vegas.


  • Full name is Robert Lee Hubbs III
  • Academic major: Communication Studies
  • Born Aug. 19, 1995, in Union City, Tenn.
  • Parents are Robert Jr. and Lesia Hubbs
  • Recipient of the Bertelkamp Basketball Scholarship Endowment Fund


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