SENIOR YEAR AS A MUSKETEER: Played in eight games his senior year...Helped Xavier compile a 107-32 (.770) record during his career, which left him and four-year teammate Danté Jackson one win shy of tying the school record (108) set by former teammate and 2010 graduate Jason Love...the 107 wins mark the second-highest total for any players in Xavier history...the seven NCAA Tournament wins by Hughes, Jackson and teammates were also just one shy of the eight recorded by Love and his teammates.
JUNIOR YEAR AS A MUSKETEER: Hughes is in his third year on the team. The two-year walk-on forward has been given a one-year scholarship that will cover his junior year. Chris Mack commented: "Joe has earned this scholarship. His contributions to the team often go unnoticed by many people. I think this is a great way to reward Joe for being a true representative of Xavier basketball."
AT CATHEDRAL HIGH: Won his team's Hustle Award and Leadership Award...team was ranked number one in the state much of his senior season...started three years on the varsity at Cathedral...basketball coach Scott Hicks.
PERSONAL: a business accounting major...born June 10, 1988 in Indianapolis, Indiana...parents are Dave and Betsy Hughes.