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Hubert Has List of 7; Hurley Signs With Under Armour
Desmond Hubert, a 6-9 forward from New Egypt, N.J. High, is currently focusing on seven schools but will probably cut his list again.
Hubert’s list currently includes Villanova, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Princeton, Maryland, Virginia and Wake Forest.
Hubert said no visits are set, but “I will probably cut it again after I take my visits though.”
Hubert is the No. 15 center in the Class of 2011 and runs with the Playaz Basketball Club.
HURLEY, WAGNER SIGN WITH UNDER ARMOURWhile Bob Hurley has been a longtime Reebok man, and his son, Dan, was a Nike man at St. Benedict’s, times are-a-changin’ for the Hurley Clan.
Dan Hurley, now the head coach at Wagner College, agreed to a multi-year deal with Under Armour.
“We are very excited about our new partnership with Under Armour, an industry leader who truly helps athletes perform better,” Hurley said in a statement. “Under Armour has a terrific roster of collegiate basketball partners, and their commitment to Wagner is a testament to the hard work of our players and staff. Under Armour is providing our team with state-of-the-art apparel, footwear and accessories, and, more importantly, they are giving our student-athletes the best chance to succeed.”
“Wagner is a program on the rise, and we look forward to partnering with Coach Dan Hurley and celebrating a new era of Seahawk basketball,” said Matt Mirchin, Senior Vice President, Sports Marketing, Under Armour. “Under Armour has long supported and admired the great tradition of New York City basketball, and we are excited to supplement our grassroots initiatives with this key partnership. Collaborating with the Wagner team will have an immediate impact for our brand and will build positive momentum as we bring Under Armour basketball shoes to market for the first time.”
In other Wagner news, Hurley hired former St. Ben’s assistant Scott Smith as his Director of Basketball Operations.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.