Desmond Hubert News Archive

Lucas: One To Remember

One of the most fun things about attending a Carolina Basketball game in the Smith Center is picking out the former Tar Heels in the crowd and reminiscing. Thursday night, against Virginia Tech, there was Antawn Jamison, Phil Ford, Lennie Rosenbluth, Sean May, Eric Montross, and Desmond Hubert. Each comes with their own set of memories.

Video: UNC Men's Basketball Senior Day 2015

Seniors Sasha Seymore, Luke Davis, Jackson Simmons and Desmond Hubert were honored before the tip-off against Duke as it was the final home game of their Tar Heel basketball careers on March 7, 2015.

Video: UNC Seniors Share Memories - 2015

Seniors Luke Davis, Desmond Hubert, Sasha Seymore and Jackson Simmons will play their last home game at the Dean Smith Center against Duke on Saturday. They share their fondest memories of playing for coach Roy Williams and becoming a member of the Carolina basketball family.

Video: Roy Williams Press Conference Recap - Pittsburgh

Roy Williams discusses the Tar Heels' first game after the loss of Coach Dean Smith and Desmond Hubert's career-ending injury. Nate Britt talks about Pittsburgh's tough defense.

Hubert’s ACL tear further thins UNC’s bench

The knee injury that kept North Carolina senior forward Desmond Hubert from being available against Boston College this past Saturday has turned out to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament. On Sunday, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed the severity of Hubert’s injury, which has brought his UNC playing career to an end, team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Thursday.

Desmond Hubert Out For Season With Torn ACL

UNC men’s basketball senior Desmond Hubert injured his right knee in practice last week and will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season. Hubert will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the coming weeks. He will not be able to play again this season. A forward from Cream Ridge, N. J., Hubert played in 113 games as a Tar Heel, including 18 games he started in 2012-13.

Lucas: Oxford Everywhere

Luke Davis couldn’t say exactly why he’d had the premonition. He just knew that he had it. In the minutes before Saturday’s game at Boston College, Davis proclaimed to Carolina’s suit brigade—a group that lost Joel Berry II, who returned after a seven-game absence due to a groin injury, but gained Desmond Hubert, who was injured in practice this week—“I think Isaiah is going to score 20.”

UNC focuses on strong interior play against Louisville

Ideally, Desmond Hubert would be another big body in the paint with five fouls to administer, particularly considering UNC’s thinned bench. “Desmond is so good defensively,” Roy Williams said. But he’s no scorer, which would make it tough to play him Saturday when the Tar Heels likely will have to answer Louisville shooters Terry Rozier and Chris Jones when UNC drops in on the Cardinals.

Heels' reserve Desmond Hubert makes his minute count

The 3-pointer North Carolina freshman Joel Berry II made to cut Louisville’s lead to eight points with 7:34 left in the second half was the biggest play of the game Saturday, UNC coach Roy Williams said. But Williams’ trust in little-used reserve forward Desmond Hubert was a solid investment toward UNC’s 72-71 win against the Cardinals in the Dean E. Smith Center.

UNC seeking leaders beyond Marcus Paige

UNC forward Brice Johnson described both Marcus Paige and Desmond Hubert as the team’s vocal leaders. Johnson, mellow and laid back, said every now and then he’ll say something to try to jolt the team. Paige isn’t saying so, but the weight of the team is on his shoulders, and it’s affecting his shot at least insofar as teams ganging up on him.

Desmond Hubert looks to make impact in senior year for Tar Heels

Desmond Hubert is looking to end his career on the UNC basketball team by fulfilling the promise he showed when he came in as a freshman out of New Egypt High School, where he led the state in blocked shots during his senior season. “Hopefully, my senior year, I’ll make my best year” Hubert said he’s working on improving everything, but his greatest emphasis is on his mental approach.

Isaiah Hicks Leads UNC To 109-52 Win Over Bahamas All-Stars

Sophomore forward Isaiah Hicks led three Tar Heels in double figures with 19 points and UNC shot 61 percent from the floor in a 109-52 win over the Bahamas All-Stars in an exhibition game on Saturday. Freshman Justin Jackson and senior Desmond Hubert added 16 and 12 points, respectively, for the Tar Heels, who split a pair of exhibition games played in Nassau.

Desmond Hubert Seeking Offensive Growth

Desmond Hubert would like nothing better than to add an offensive flourish to a career rooted in defense and rebounding during his senior campaign. If you’ve been paying attention, you know the offseason routine for Hubert by now. As the Cream Ridge, N.J. forward told reporters recently, his summer emphasis is “same as it always is.”

UNC seniors aware of preseason hype, hit that program's perceived "brand" and "character" have taken

North Carolina's basketball team likely will enter the 2014-15 season with a top-10 national ranking. Jackson Simmons and Desmond Hubert, two seniors who met with reporters Wednesday in the Smith Center, understand the reasons for the high expectations and even appreciate them.

Season In Review: James, Simmons, Hubert

In the latest installment of our season in review series, we look back at the 2013-14 seasons for Joel James, Jackson Simmons and Desmond Hubert. According to Roy Williams, Hubert has evolved into Carolina's best post defender. Most of those contributions came during conference play, but he did give the Tar Heels a solid six minutes in the Kentucky win.

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