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14 Desmond Hubert
Hubert Hubert 816811


Is one of Carolna's best interior defenders • Part-time starter in the post as a sophomore two seasons ago.




Was 7 for 14 from the floor and 5 for 17 from the free throw line this season • Sixteen of his 31 rebounds were on the offensive boards • Has 49 career blocked shots • Played a season-high 14 minutes and had four rebounds at Virginia Tech • Played his finest game as a Tar Heel in the win over #5 Duke, contributing an offensive slam basket, five rebounds and a block in a season-high tying 11 minutes • Played seven minutes at Florida State with two points, two rebounds, a block and an assist • Won UNC's top defensive award • Blocked a shot and fed Paige downcourt for a layup to cut FSU's lead to 53-51, then slammed home an offensive rebound to tied the game at 55 • Had a block and two rebounds in return to action vs. Clemson • Missed three games due to a concussion he suffered in practice on 1/10/14 • Blocked three shots and had an assist against Northern Kentucky • Started second half as UNC went on 5-0 run to build lead back to double figures • Solid six minutes in win over Kentucky • Gave UNC a defensive lift in the second half in the win over Holy Cross • Scored two points in five minutes in opener vs. Oakland.




Started 18 of the first 23 games then came off the bench primarily for defensive purposes in the last 13 games • Played well down the stretch despite the limited minutes • Made 19 of 35 shots from the floor (.543) • Led the team in blocked shots with 30 • Carolina's top defender against Mississippi State, ECU, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Clemson • Second on the team with seven defensive player of the game honors.

Regular Season Highlights: Had two blocks in 12 minutes at Maryland • Was his longest stint in seven games because of foul trouble by James Michael McAdoo and Hubert's active post defense • Blocked two shots in four minutes in win over NC State • Had a steal and two deflections in a short stint in win over Virginia • Blocked a career-high five shots and had six rebounds (personal best in any ACC game) in a career-high 22 minutes in the 79-63 win over Georgia Tech • Had two blocks and two steals in win over Maryland, helping limit the Terps to just 52 points • Had four points in the win at Florida State, tying his career ACC scoring high • Played his best game as a Tar Heel in win over #20 UNLV as he had three points, three rebounds and a career-high three blocks in 20 minutes, his longest stint as a Tar Heel • Helped set an early tone for Carolina by blocking two shots in the opening minute • Scored six points against Mississippi State.


Played in 25 games as a freshman in 2011-12 • Rebounded and defended well • Scored 17 points, grabbed 37 rebounds and blocked seven shots • Scored a season-high four points against Clemson • Grabbed eight rebounds against Evansville.


Played for Coach Jay Corby at New Egypt High School in New Jersey • Averaged 16 points, nine rebounds and six blocks per game • Led New Egypt a school-record 24 wins and a berth in the Central Jersey Group 1 Section championship game • Team captain • Played in the Capital Classic all-star game • Moved to Cream Ridge, N. J. from Winter Park, Fla. in 2006 • Averaged 16.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 9.1 blocks as a junior • Totaled over 1,500 points, 1,000 rebounds and 750 blocks in his career.

Desmond Jackson Hubert was born in Willingboro, N.J. • Birthday is July 15 • Majoring in sociology.

Position: Forward
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cream Ridge, N.J.
High School: New Egypt
Major: Sociology
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