KNOXVILLE (WBIR) - Speaking at his first Big Orange Tipoff Club, new Vols basketball coach Donnie Tyndall said that sophomore guard Robert Hubbs III is cleared for full-contact practice.

"There was no soreness, there were no bumps along the way. Knock on wood he's been good," said Tyndall.

Tyndall said Hubbs has already participated in one full-contact work out.

Originally Tyndall was hoping Hubbs would be cleared by June 1, but gave him several extra weeks as a precaution.

Hubbs played in just 12 games as a freshman before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery.

He was not able to receive a medical redshirt for the season because he played in more than 30% of the team's games.

The five-star recruit from Newbern, Tennessee averaged 5.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per contest.

Hubbs decided to stay at Tennessee despite Cuonzo Martin leaving for California in April.

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