Chris Babb

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Chris Babb
Chris Babb.jpg
Babb with Penn State in 2009
No. 2 – Promitheas Patras
PositionShooting guard
LeagueGreek Basket League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1990-02-14) February 14, 1990 (age 29)
Topeka, Kansas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolThe Oakridge School
(Arlington, Texas)
College
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2014Maine Red Claws
2014Boston Celtics
2014–2015Maine Red Claws
2015–2017ratiopharm Ulm
2017–2018Lokomotiv Kuban
2018–2019Bahçeşehir
2019–presentPromitheas Patras
Career highlights and awards
  • All-BBL First Team (2017)
  • All-NBA D-League Second Team (2015)
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2015)
  • NBA D-League All-Rookie Third Team (2014,2015,2016)
  • 2× NBA D-League All-Defensive Third Team (2014, 2015)
  • Big 12 All-Defensive Team (2013)
  • NIT champion (2009)

Chris Babb (born February 14th, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for Promitheas Patras of the Greek Basket League and the EuroCup. He played college basketball for Pennsylvania State University and Iowa State University.

Early life[edit]

Babb was born and raised in Kansas. After seventh grade his family moved to Arlington, Texas, where his father eventually got into the barbeque business, opening up Babb Brothers BBQ & Blues in nearby Dallas.[1] It was here that he attended The Oakridge School where he averaged 31.2 points while helping his school to a 26-3 record and a district championship as a senior. He also averaged 8.1 rebounds, 7.2 assists and totaled a school-record 1,125 points.[2]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Penn State, Babb played sparingly for the Lions. In 32 games, he averaged 2.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 10 minutes per game.[2][3]

Chris Babb shooting a 3-pointer against the Kansas Jayhawks

In his sophomore season, he was third on the team in assists (69) and steals (22), and made the second-most 3-pointers on the team, hitting 69-of-185 (37.3 percent) from beyond the arc. In 31 games (23 starts), he averaged 9.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 29.7 minutes per game.[2][3]

In 2011, he transferred to Iowa State University. After redshirting the 2011–12 season due to NCAA transfer rules, he had a good junior season for the Cyclones, as he went on to be ranked 10th in the Big 12 in 3-pointers per game at 1.9. In 34 games (all starts), he averaged 7.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 33.1 minutes per game.[2][3]

In November 2012, Babb was suspended for the first two games of the 2012–13 season for violating team rules.[4] He went on to be named to the 2013 Big 12 All-Defensive Team. In 33 games (all starts), he averaged 9.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 32.7 minutes per game.[2][3] He made 38.2 percent of his 3-pointers, which accounted for 5.2 of his 7.2 field goal attempts per game that season.[5][6]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Penn State 32 0 10.1 .337 .349 .619 1.1 .5 .3 .1 2.8
2009–10 Penn State 31 23 29.7 .372 .373 .816 3.2 2.2 .7 .3 9.3
2011–12 Iowa State 34 34 33.1 .362 .328 .667 4.1 1.6 1.0 .1 7.8
2012–13 Iowa State 33 33 32.7 .409 .382 .745 3.4 2.2 1.1 .2 9.1
Career 130 90 26.5 .377 .359 .733 3.0 1.7 .8 .2 7.2

[7]

Professional career[edit]

2013–14 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Babb joined the Phoenix Suns for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On September 30, 2013, he signed with the Boston Celtics.[8] However, he was later waived by the Celtics on October 26, 2013.[9] On October 31, 2013, he was acquired by the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Celtics.[10]

On February 28, 2014, Babb signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics.[11] On March 11, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Celtics.[12] On March 21, 2014, he signed a multi-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Celtics.[13][14]

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, Babb joined the Boston Celtics for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[15] On September 25, 2014, he was waived by the Celtics.[16] October 31, 2014, he was reacquired by the Maine Red Claws.[17] On February 4, 2015, he was named to the Futures All-Star team for the 2015 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[18] On March 5, 2015, he scored a career-high 33 points in the Red Claws' 121–110 win over the Austin Spurs.[19]

On April 6, 2015, Babb signed a multi-year deal with the Boston Celtics, but was immediately assigned back down to the Red Claws.[20] Six days later, he was recalled by the Celtics after the Red Claws were eliminated from the D-League playoffs. He did not appear in a game for the Celtics in his second stint with the team.

2015–16 season[edit]

On July 27, 2015, Babb was traded, along with Gerald Wallace, to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for David Lee.[21] On October 23, 2015, he was waived by the Warriors after appearing in five preseason games.[22]

On November 19, 2015, Babb signed with ratiopharm Ulm of the German Basketball Bundesliga.[23] In 32 league games for Ulm in 2015–16, he averaged 10.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He also averaged 10.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 10 Eurocup games.

2016–17 season[edit]

On June 14, 2016, Babb re-signed with ratiopharm Ulm for the 2016–17 season.[24] He finished the regular season setting a new record for the German BBL: 100 successful 3-point made (out of 233 3-point attempts, representing a 42.9% 3-point rate over the entire regular season).[25]

2017–18 season[edit]

On July 5, 2017, Babb signed a two-year deal with Russian club Lokomotiv Kuban.[26] They parted ways in July 2018.

2018–19 season[edit]

On July 15, 2018, Babb signed a deal with Bahçeşehir of the Basketbol Süper Ligi.[27]

2019–20 season[edit]

On July 16, 2019, Babb moved to Greece for Promitheas of the Greek Basket League and the EuroCup.


NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Boston 14 0 9.4 .267 .222 .000 1.2 .2 .4 .0 1.6
Career 14 0 9.4 .267 .222 .000 1.2 .2 .4 .0 1.6

Personal life[edit]

Babb is the son of Mike and Nikki Babb, and has a younger brother named Nick,[2] who plays basketball for Iowa State University.[28] His cousin, John Babb, played college football at Baker University.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Red Claws count on Babb to keep order on the court". Portland Press Herald. February 27, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "#2 Chris Babb". Cyclones.com. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Chris Babb Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  4. ^ Goodman, Jeff (November 1, 2012). "Iowa State's Chris Babb suspended for two regular-season games". CBSSports.com. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  5. ^ "Ex-Cyclone Chris Babb goes off for Celtics". TheGazette.com. October 10, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  6. ^ "Boston Celtics news 2013: Chris Babb of Iowa State accepts training camp invitation, according to report". MassLive.com. August 30, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  7. ^ "Chris Babb". Sports Reference LLC. Gracenote. October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "Celtics Finalize Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 30, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  9. ^ "Celtics Waive Four". NBA.com. October 26, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  10. ^ "Maine Red Claws Announce First 11 Players Invited to Training Camp". NBA.com. October 31, 2013. Archived from the original on March 25, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  11. ^ "Celtics Sign Babb to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. February 28, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  12. ^ "Celtics Sign Babb to Second 10-day Contract". NBA.com. March 11, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  13. ^ "Celtics Sign Babb to Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. March 21, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  14. ^ "Well-Balanced Babb". NBA.com. March 21, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  15. ^ "Celtics Announce 2014 Orlando Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  16. ^ "Boston Celtics Announce Roster Moves". NBA.com. September 25, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  17. ^ "Babb is Back". NBA.com. October 31, 2014. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  18. ^ "Thirteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented by Kumho Tire". NBA.com. February 15, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  19. ^ "Frazier, Babb Lead Maine to Win Over Austin". NBA.com. March 5, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  20. ^ "Boston Celtics Sign Babb". NBA.com. April 6, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  21. ^ "Warriors Trade David Lee to Boston in Exchange for Gerald Wallace & Chris Babb". NBA.com. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  22. ^ "Warriors Waive Chris Babb, Jarell Eddie, Xavier Henry & Chris Udofia". NBA.com. October 23, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  23. ^ "Ratiopharm Ulm announces Chris Babb". Sportando.com. November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  24. ^ "Chris Babb re-signs with Ratiopharm Ulm with NBA escape". Sportando.com. June 14, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  25. ^ "easyCredit - 35620 Chris BABB". www.easycredit-bbl.de (in German). Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  26. ^ "Lokomotiv lands sharp shooter Babb". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  27. ^ "Chris Babb signs with Bahcesehir". Sportando. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  28. ^ "Cyclones Announce Addition of Nick Babb". Cyclones.com. April 27, 2015. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  29. ^ "Chris Babb Bio". GoPSUSports.com. Retrieved September 25, 2015.

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