As the Cream Ridge, N.J. forward told reporters recently, his summer emphasis is "same as it always is."
Hubert acknowledged that there should be no surprise to anyone watching UNC's games that he's challenged on the offensive end. The 6-foot-10, 225-pound forward has more career blocks (49) than made field goals (34), while nearly half (63) of his career 128 rebounds have been on the offensive glass.
"I feel like defense is something that I'm good at," Hubert said. "You can't really improve on defense, I feel like it's either something you do or you don't. I feel like once you buy into being a defensive player, then you will play defense."
Given that effortless approach to defense, Hubert is able to stress his scoring possibilities. He believes his athleticism provides an advantage on both ends of the floor, which has allowed him to concentrate on his touch around the rim as well as his preferred go-to post move – the hook.
"That's really a shot for me, with my jumping ability, that nobody can really block," Hubert said.
Complacency with defined roles can set in after three years of repetition, although Hubert understands the more complete his game, the more minutes become available.
"I feel like I get minutes as a defensive player, but if I was more productive on the offensive end, then my numbers would increase in the games," Hubert said.
Hubert, who has been playing the four in pickup games alongside of Kennedy Meeks and Joel James, said that he's played a lot of one-on-one this offseason to refine his skills. From there it's a matter of carrying those gains into live action.
"The biggest thing for me is just doing what I work on in pickup [games], actually trying to do it instead of just working on it and not putting it into effect in a game," Hubert said.
One thing that has improved throughout his career is the ease at which he can add muscle mass to his thin frame.
"I'm starting to get to that age where my body is starting to put on weight easier," Hubert said. "I'm starting to put on more muscle. I know my first two years I struggled a lot just putting weight on and then keeping it. And now I can put it on and I can keep my weight, so it's definitely a bonus lifting with Jonas."
The counterpoint, of course, is that strength and size are just variables in the overall equation of production. Hubert highlighted the play of teammates Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson in addressing the ability to play large without possessing substantial physical size.