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Old 06-09-2009, 05:36 AM   #1
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Default Luke Babbit

possible late lottery pick for the 2010 draft..

what do you guys think?

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Strengths: Crafty player whose consistent
lefty stroke and ability to post up have made him a very difficult matchup … He
prefers catching the ball just inside the 3 point arc, facing up, using jabs to
create space and either letting it fly or taking his man off the dribble … His
shot is a text book left handed release, it is very efficient with no wasted
motion … Currently he operates mostly in the midrange, but has shown plenty of
range to step behind the NBA arc … He gets minimal elevation, but he uses this
to his advantage, as he can shot fake and make a move with very little effort …
His understanding of spacing and movement could make him a great pick& roll
player … For a player his size, his handles are pretty impressive, he is very
comfortable pushing the ball in transition off a rebound or putting it on the
deck and attacking his match up in the halfcourt … Going both ways he has a
nice mid-range pull up that is very difficult to defend because he throws in a
stepback and a fadaway to keep the defense guessing … With his back to the
basket, he uses head and shoulder fakes before shooting his soft turnaround
jumper … He has a fairly strong upper body that allows him to clear space and
go to the glass ...

Weaknesses: For all the craftiness, his
physical shortcomings are still fairly exposed … He lacks the explosiveness and
athleticism to matchup with the PF position, and his mediocre lateral quickness
and first step will give him fits defending wing players, or trying to beat
them off the dribble … He needs to diversify his low post game, even though his
jumper is a tremendous weapon, he will need to incorporate some new moves if he
is to exploit smaller players … Settling
too much for the midrange shot, makes him seem passive at times, rather than
taking the ball to the rim and drawing contact, he seems to shy away from it …
His dribbling gets him into trouble as he tries to push the ball against
pressure or when he over penetrates into traffic … He shows flashes of his
range and touch from the outside, but currently he is only attempting 2.2
threes per game, and shooting at a mediocre 36% (has not made more than 2
threes in a game) … He needs to become more consistent and prove that he can
spread the defense game in and game out, but with experience and as he grows
more comfortable playing away from the basket, there is no reason to think he
won’t be able to accomplish this …
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:08 AM   #2
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ehhh.

Probable NBA player, but linas kleiza might be his ceiling.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:47 PM   #3
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ehhh.

Probable NBA player, but linas kleiza might be his ceiling.

hes a 6'8" lefty with strooooke.

they compared him to kyle korver/chris mullen on nbadraft.net
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:07 PM   #4
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hes a 6'8" lefty with strooooke.

they compared him to kyle korver/chris mullen on nbadraft.net

6'8 w/ smooth stroke and toughness is the characteristics that Kleiza has.
Chris Mullen?? He had 5 seasons over 25PPG.

Korver is strictly a spot up shooter w/ good height and ability to get open.

From what I see from Babbit, he is much bigger then Korver and plays more inside.


Whether or not he can defend is going to determine his role in the NBA.

Like you said, he's 6'8. He doesnt have freaky athleticism or great length. Although it does appear he has good strength, it is likely that he will not be seeing any minutes in the post.

He is a very skilled offensive player though. Can bang inside and shoot from the outside.



I would say he is a mix between Eduardo Najera and linas kleiza.

I heard he gets after it on defense, and even though he has some physical short comings he makes things happen.
He is not as talented offensively as Kleiza, but he is only 19/20.

Will see, it looks like he good become a pretty good role player at this point.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:21 PM   #5
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he plays nothing like Kyle Korver. He's a PF who can face up and shoot, put the ball on the floor and drive, or even post up. He's a first round pick when he does leave. 4th among freshman in scoring in the country. N ima get to see him live next year cuz im going to UNR, gonna be legit.
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:56 PM   #6
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he plays nothing like Kyle Korver. He's a PF who can face up and shoot, put the ball on the floor and drive, or even post up. He's a first round pick when he does leave. 4th among freshman in scoring in the country. N ima get to see him live next year cuz im going to UNR, gonna be legit.

probably true, seeing how kyle korver just sits in the corner and waits for someone to pass him the ball.
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Old 06-13-2009, 01:11 AM   #7
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he plays nothing like Kyle Korver. He's a PF who can face up and shoot, put the ball on the floor and drive, or even post up. He's a first round pick when he does leave. 4th among freshman in scoring in the country. N ima get to see him live next year cuz im going to UNR, gonna be legit.
Kyle Korver wasn't strictly a catch-and-shoot, one-dimensional role player in college. Do you think an athletically average 6'8" power forward is a triple threat guy who would also be able to post up in the NBA?

I think Babbit will play in the league and could be a first-rounder in a couple years, but like Korver he'll have to find a niche. Though he plays a different position and has a much bigger body, my guess is he's a guy who will also have to find a niche, and I wouldn't be surprised if three-point shooting is that niche, similar to Korver.
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:03 AM   #8
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Kyle Korver wasn't strictly a catch-and-shoot, one-dimensional role player in college. Do you think an athletically average 6'8" power forward is a triple threat guy who would also be able to post up in the NBA?

I think Babbit will play in the league and could be a first-rounder in a couple years, but like Korver he'll have to find a niche. Though he plays a different position and has a much bigger body, my guess is he's a guy who will also have to find a niche, and I wouldn't be surprised if three-point shooting is that niche, similar to Korver.

yea that would make sense. they say he struggles on the defensive end, athlough he hussels.
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