Texas Tech Men's Basketball Signs Ronald Hobbs
November 11, 1998
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech University head men's basketball coach James Dickey announced today that Everman High School guard/forward Ronald Hobbs today signed a national letter of intent with the Red Raiders.
Hobbs, a 6-foot-6, 195-pound swingman, averaged 12.2 points and 6.4 rebounds for Everman's 31-4 squad last year. He started 27 games on a senior-laden club and ranked second on the team in rebounding (6.4) while shooting 50 percent from the field and 68 percent from the free throw line.
"Ronald is athletic and has a tremendous upside," Dickey said. "He is a quality person and student-athlete. Ronald is the type of player who can excel in our system."
Named second-team all-district in 13-4A after both the 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons, Hobbs is listed as the 16th-ranked player in the state according to Texas Hoops. Hobbs averaged 5.9 points and 3.7 rebounds as a sophomore.
Hobbs has helped lead the Everman varsity squad to a 54-13 overall record the last two seasons. Everman, which won its first 24 games last year, was ranked No. 1 for much of the season in Texas Class 4A. The Bulldogs were runners-up in district 13-4A and claimed the bi-district title.
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