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“I heard that he was a really good player,” McCaffery said. “I didn’t really know anything about him. So of course we followed up on that. His coach [Dave Miller] immediately told me what happened and said, ‘What I have to tell you is if he wanted to date my daughter, it would be OK with me. That’s how much I think of him. I’ve never had any problems with him. I recommend him without reservation.’
“So then of course we made sure folks here were at least comfortable pursuing that. So we needed to do our homework, and we did. We needed to get him here and meet everybody. We were satisfied after we completed our due diligence that he’s somebody we’d like to have in our program.”
"I have nothing to hide. I've been straight up with everybody,'' Hubbard said. "What I've been through, it made me grow up. It made me the person I am today.'' That's among the reasons Hubbard chose to make his announcement Saturday at the youth club near his hometown of Woodbridge, Va. "I've spent a lot of time the past couple of years working with kids, trying to help them not make the same mistakes I made,'' Hubbard said. "If I can help one kid stay out of trouble, it's been time well spent.''