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.