Luke Robert Babbitt, an American basketball player was born on June 20, 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
He plays for the Idaho Stampede on assignment from the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Babbitt’s height is 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) and his listed weight 225 lb (102 kg). Before declaring for the 2010 NBA Draft, also following his sophomore year Babbitt played his college basketball at the University of Nevada-Reno for two seasons.
Babbitt during his high school i.e. Galena High School, was nominated 3-time All-State performer and 2-time Gatorade State Player of the Year in basketball. According to ESPNU 100 he was ranked the #13 recruit in the nation. Babbitt averaged 27.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, as a junior and led Galena to a state championship.
During his college career Babbitt led the team in scoring with 21.9 points per game. In the Western Athletic Conference tournament semifinals on March 2010, he scored a career-high 33 points. Babbitt declared for the NBA Draft On April, 2010. At the 2010 NBA Draft he was selected as the 16th overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves. On July 2010, Babbitt signed his rookie contract with the Blazers.
Career information of Babbitt is as follows, during his College he played for Nevada, and NBA Draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves. His Career history includes, he is part of Portland Trail Blazers from 2010 to present and also Idaho Stampede (2010; 2011-present)
Important highlights of Babbitt’s achievements, awards and medals are, he was WAC Player of the Year (2010) and McDonald’s All-American in 2008. Also 2009–10 WAC All-Decade Team, 2009–10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, 2009–10 AP All American Honorable Mention, 2009–10 Naismith Award mid seasonfinalist, 2009–10 WAC Player of the Year, 2009–10 WAC 1st Team All- Conference, 2008–09 WAC Freshman of the Year, 2008–09 WAC 1st Team All- Conference, 2008–09 WAC Newcomer of the Year and 2008–10 2-Time WAC All-Tournament Team.
Babbitt is one of the most skilled players and did not disappoint as a sophomore. He has a accurate and smooth lefty stroke with NBA 3 point range. His weakness is that lacks lateral quickness, another great obstacle for him is that he is not the greatest or quickest athlete.