Back in April, junior college guard Anthony Hubbard chose between Iowa and Nebraska for where he would continue his basketball career. When he finally made up his mind, he decided Iowa was the best fit.
Not even three months later, Hubbard is now back to square one, and it turns out Nebraska is right back in the mix of his decision.
Hubbard, who left Iowa on Thursday, told HuskerOnline.com that he has been in contact with Husker coaches about potentially transferring to NU. The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder from Frederick (Md.) Community College said he still plans to think over his next move with his family, but hopes to make a decision soon.
"Yes," Hubbard said when asked whether Nebraska was back in consideration. "At this point I'm just going to take it slow. I just wanted to go back home and talk it over with my family and figure out what my next move is going to be."
The Woodbridge, Va., native played his freshman season at Odessa (Texas) Junior College before transferring to Frederick, where he averaged 20.7 points and 10.1 rebounds while shooting 64.1 percent to help guide the Cougars to a 24-5 record last season while earning juco All-American honors.
Hubbard's previous final official visit was to Lincoln back in mid-April, but he ended up choosing the Hawkeyes less than a week later. However, things obviously didn't work out the way Hubbard had planned.
Because he was granted a full release from Iowa, Hubbard, 26, can transfer to another school and be immediately eligible. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Along with his exceptional play on the court in the juco ranks, Hubbard's recruitment gained even more attention because of his past, as he spent nearly four years in prison following a robbery arrest when he was just 17.
Since being released from prison in 2007, though, Hubbard's track record on and off the court has been spotless. He even left Frederick with a 3.2 GPA.
For now, Hubbard said he wants to make sure he thinks his next move through to assure he ends up in the right place.
"I don't know when I have to make a decision, but I know I want to do it soon," Hubbard said. "I want to get moving and get started at my new destination."
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