Terps junior guard target Prentiss Hubb commits to Notre Dame

Prentiss Hubb, perhaps the top guard target for the Maryland men's basketball team in the Class of 2018 and one of the Terps' longest-pursued prospects, committed to Notre Dame on Wednesday night.

"I am proud to announce my commitment to Coach [Mike] Brey and Notre Dame University," the Gonzaga (D.C.) four-star recruit wrote on Twitter. "I am excited for what the future has in store for me."

Maryland was the first to offer the 6-foot-2, 160-pound combo guard, in October 2015, nearly a year before the Fighting Irish. Coach Mark Turgeon's son Will is a classmate and teammate of Hubb's at Gonzaga, and the Terps were long regarded as the frontrunner in Hubb's recruitment. It would have been a significant commit: Hubb is rated the No. 38 recruit nationally in the 247Sports.com Composite and helped lead Gonzaga to a title in the prestigious Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament last season. 

But in late April, Hubb took an official visit to Notre Dame, which under the Bethesda-born, DeMatha-educated Brey has made recent inroads in the Washington-Baltimore region. Four-star DeMatha senior guard D.J. Harvey, whom the Terps did not seriously pursue, is headed to South Bend, Ind., next season, and former Mount Saint Joseph and Fighting Irish star Eric Atkins works as a video coordinator for the program.

Hubb's decision means the Terps are still without a pledge in the Class of 2018 ahead of an important recruiting summer. Five-star John Carroll guard Immanuel Quickley — like Hubb, a junior — figures to become more of a focus for the Terps, who did not bring in a true ball-handler in the Class of 2017. Point guard Anthony Cowan will be a junior when the Class of 2018 arrives on campus. 

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