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Prentiss Hubb down to 4 schools, decision coming soon?

The first big domino in 2018 looks set to fall.

Prentiss Hubb (credit Kelly Kline | Under Armour) Kelly Kline | Under Armour

2018 4-star guard Prentiss Hubb is down to four schools, per a report from The Washington Post, and a decision looks likely in the weeks ahead. Hubb had previously cut his list to six schools in late March, but has eliminated both Syracuse and Kansas.

There’s still no official announcement date, but he looks like he’ll choose from Villanova, Maryland, Virginia and Notre Dame in the next few weeks according to his AAU coach. Hubb just took an official visit to Notre Dame following the UAA event in Indianapolis, but the internet buzz suggets this to be a Wildcats-Terps battle.

With Jalen Brunson possibly playing his final season on the Main Line, backcourt help is high on the list of needs for Jay Wright. While not a pure point guard in the mold of Brunson, Hubb’s versatility to play on or off the ball makes him a great fit for Villanova’s system - think Phil Booth and Donte DiVincenzo as recent examples.

Should the ‘Cats miss on Hubb, they still are in great position for Jahvon Quinerly and Elijah Weaver (both look set to take their recruitments into the fall). There’s been chatter that Hubb’s decision could impact the recruitment of Brandon Slater and Jalen Smith as well, with the three saying a package deal could be in the cards.

Right now Maryland is the favorite in the 247 Crystal Ball, but Villanova’s lone pick was the last one made.