2023 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Michel, Norwood, Butler (38th), Caughman, Thomas
A RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE SINCEREST CONGRATULATIONS OF THE MISSISSIPPI SENATE TO MADISON-RIDGELAND ACADEMY BASKETBALL FOUR-STAR POINT-GUARD JOSH HUBBARD FOR BREAKING THE ALL-TIME SCORING RECORD FOR BOYS BASKETBALL IN MISSISSIPPI.
WHEREAS, point guard and 247Sports Composite Four-Star prospect Josh Hubbard capped off a memorable 2023 career at Madison-Ridgeland Academy. The 6-foot 185-pound Hubbard ended his prep career with over 4,367 career points, which now stands as the All-Time Scoring Record for boys basketball in the Magnolia State, breaking a 37-year record. "With the group of guys I played with this year, I would not change it for the world. I have a lot of great memories and accomplishments on the five teams I played on at MRA" said Hubbard; and
WHEREAS, Hubbard is the new All-Time Leading Scorer for Mississippi high school boys basketball. The Four-Star Recruit glided past three defenders at a Presbyterian Christian game on February 18, 2023, for a left-handed layup through contact to give the Patriots a 53-51 lead over the Wildcats with 1:25 left in the fourth quarter. The bucket gave Hubbard 4,275 points, and he passed Houlka standout, Robert Woodard, (1982-1986) as the No. 1 scorer in state history; and
WHEREAS, Josh Hubbard is rated as the nation's No. 15 Point-Guard and the state's No. 1 prospect. "The scoring record is something that never crossed my mind when I started playing basketball. It snuck up on me this year when I realized I had a chance to break it. But I was more focused on winning and getting that championship" Hubbard humbly claims; and
WHEREAS, Madison-Ridgeland Academy Four-Star Point-Guard Josh Hubbard is the son of Betty and Jason Hubbard; and
WHEREAS, during his senior campaign, he compiled 1,134 total points (27.3 per game) with 117 three-pointers made, 228 rebounds, 162 assists, 47 steals, and 21 blocks; and
WHEREAS, as a starter since eighth grade, Hubbard finished his high school career as the No. 1 Player in the State of Mississippi and the No. 19 ranked Point Guard in the nation. He is a 2022-2023 McDonald's All-American Nominee and has been awarded several MVP Honors such as the 2021-2022 MVP Junior Orange Bowl, 2022-2023 All-Tournament Team (Arby's Classic), 2022-2023 MVP Battle of the Border, 2022-2023 MVP Basketball Association of America (BAA) Classic, two-time MVP Rumble in the South, and several Midsouth Association of Independent Schools All-Tournament Teams. Most recently, he was named the 2023 MaxPreps "Player of the Year" for the State of Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, he is a two-time member of the Dandy Dozen, which is one of the Top 12 Players in the State of Mississippi. The two-sport star is also a two-time Long Jump State Champion and a three-time MAIS Player of the Year. He has contributed in a major way guiding his basketball team to winning four Basketball State Championships and two Track and Field Championships; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize this record-breaking achievement by a Mississippi student athlete who has brought honor to his school, his community, his family and to the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby extend the sincerest congratulations of the Mississippi Senate to Madison-Ridgeland Academy Basketball Four-Star Point Guard Josh Hubbard for breaking the all-time scoring record for boys basketball in Mississippi and our best wishes to Josh and his family on this memorable occasion.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Josh Hubbard and his family, forwarded to MRA Headmaster Termie Land, and made available to the Capitol Press Corps.