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AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball program has announced the addition of Nick Babb, a transfer from Arkansas.
Babb, a 6-5 guard, played sparingly in 26 games as a freshman at Arkansas. He scored a career-high five points against Wake Forest and Georgia, while playing 4.8 minutes per game for the Razorbacks, who advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
The brother of former Cyclone and current Boston Celtic Chris Babb, Nick Babb prepped at Arlington Martin High School in Arlington, Texas. He was a Class 5A All-State honoree as a senior when he averaged 16 points, 8.4 rebounds and eight assists for the Warriors.
“We are excited to have Nick join our program,” assistant coach Cornell Mann said. “He’s not only a tremendous person, but a great teammate as well. Nick fits well with what we do with mismatches. He has the ability to defend and play at a high level athletically. Nick will be a guy that we can plug in at multiple spots.”
Babb was rated as the 17th-best player in the state of Texas by ESPN.com and No. 167 overall by 247sports.com.