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Anthony Hubbard Leaves Iowa Program


July 15th, 2011 by Jim Field

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa guard Anthony Hubbard, who spent nearly four years in prison before earning a Division I scholarship, has left the program without ever suiting up for the Hawkeyes.  Iowa said Thursday that Hubbard wants to explore playing for a school closer to his Virginia home.  The 26-year-old Hubbard pleaded guilty to a 2003 robbery and was released from prison in 2007. He later played at two junior colleges, starring at Frederick Community College (Md.) last season before landing a scholarship with the Hawkeyes.  Hubbard was expected to play a key role in 2011-12 for Iowa, which finished 11-20 last season. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.