April 19, 2013
Tennessee basketball signee Robert Hubbs III is one of 20 elite high school basketball standouts from around the country competing in the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky., Friday at 7 p.m. ET.
The game will be streamed live by Louisville, Ky., television station WDRB at www.WDRB.com
Vols head coach Cuonzo Martin tweeted "good luck" to Hubbs Friday morning: @CuonzoMartin: Hitting the road for recruiting this weekend. Good luck to incoming guard Robert Hubbs in tonight's @DerbyBBClassic
A five-star prospect and 2013 McDonald's All-American nominee from Dyer County High School in Newbern, Tenn., Hubbs is rated by 247sports.com as the nation's No. 15 overall prospect and the top overall prospect in the state of Tennessee.
He is one of five players competing in Friday's game who have signed with a school in the Southeastern Conference.
Hubbs is also the 11th Tennessee-bound player selected to play in the Derby Classic since 1994: Trae Golden (2010), Jordan McRae (2010), Wayne Chism (2006), Duke Crews (2006), Marques Johnson (2006), Tyler Smith (2005), Major Wingate (2003), C.J. Watson (2002), Ron Slay (1999), Isiah Victor (1996)
The Derby Classic, first played in 1973, is the oldest high school basketball all-star game in the nation. Some noteworthy names who have played in the game include Michael Beasley, Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, Moses Malone, Isaiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins and Deron Williams.