Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin announced Friday that freshman guard Robert Hubbs III will have season-ending surgery on his left shoulder within the next week.
A native of Newbern, Tenn., Hubbs has been hampered all season by the injury, which dates to last winter when he was a senior in high school. He has worn a soft brace during all of UT’s games and practices this season.
Hubbs appeared in 12 contests for the Vols, averaging 5.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 18.3 minutes off the bench. He did not play in Tennessee’s two most recent games.
Following the surgery, he will immediately begin the rehabilitation process. No timetable on a return has been set.
According to Rivals.com, Hubbs was the No.5 ranked shooting guard and the No. 23 ranked overall prospect in the 2013 recruiting class. Hubbs had is best game of the season in a win against The Citadel on Nov. 18 when he scored a career-high 13 points and added four rebounds.
Tennessee is 10-4 on the season. The team will play its next game against the Texas A&M Aggies in Knoxville on Saturday.