Class of 2023 guard Josh Hubbard has quietly cemented himself as one of the most complete players in the state of Mississippi. The 6’0 G out of Madison Ridgeland Academy in Madison, MS has proved over the last year that he is worthy of being crowned the top guard in the state. This tenacity and dedication only further push the argument of some of how high his potential ceiling is once all is said and done. One thing for sure is that he is firmly up for the challenge.
Boasting a 180-pound frame, he is an offensive scoring machine. He attacks the baskets with such force and will that it is almost impossible keeping him in front of you. He likes to play downhill and never gives up on a play. He makes a lot of plays for his teammates finding them in the half court due to constant double teams as well as in the open court. The area where he has put in the most work in the past year is being more consistent from the three-point range. Teams now must play him honest and try to figure how to contain the outside shot as well as the attacks to the rim. He also has seen a solid improvement from the free throw line where he tends to spend a lot of time during the game. He is the ultimate offensive package for a recruit and each day seems to want to try and improve in all areas.

Defensively he applies a great amount of pressure on the ball. He is big and strong enough to guard multiple positions on the floor. He anticipates well in the passing lanes and does not gamble on plays that are not there. He is a terrific shot blocker for his size. He can chase down opponents from behind as well as get blocks on weakside help. His extreme athleticism helps him just as much on the defensive end as it does offensively, and it is something that some of the biggest schools in the region are paying close attention to. He is poised to be a top 75 talent nationally, and with continued work that ranking could be even higher. 

He currently holds offers from Houston, LSU, Mississippi St, New Orleans, Ole Miss, and Southern Miss. This impressive list of schools should begin to grow outside of the region as he heads into his junior school season and then competes against national talent next spring and summer.