Let me remind you that per the official Iowa release Hubbard stated he wanted to be closer to home. Home was Virginia. Here are Hubbards quotes, see:
""I truly appreciate the tremendous opportunity Coach McCaffery, the basketball staff and everyone at the University of Iowa provided me. The community and the school and the people were fantastic. However, at this time, I plan to work with my junior college coach and family to select another school perhaps closer to home,"
But! He's in contact with Nebraska? Mr. Hubbard, allow me to educate you a little. The distance from Iowa City to Virginia is roughly 850-900 miles.
Now, the distance from Lincoln, Nebraska is almost 1150 miles! That's a difference of 250-300 miles!
YOU"RE DOING IT WRONG!
Okay, so maybe we should take it easy on Hubbard. As some have alluded to, the "closer to home" reasoning may be Iowa's way of covering up something else. What?
There has been a handful of message board rumors but nothing from creditable sources.
The Cedar Rapid's Gazette's Scott Dochterman and Hawk Central's Pat Harty have written that they aren't buying it. Upon hearing of the Nebraska news the Des Moines Register's Rick Brown commented "If Anthony Hubbard does land at Nebraska, the real reason he left Iowa will come to the surface faster than a Fran fast break."
Stay tuned, I certainly will.