Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Luke! Luke! Luke!

We are among the fans of Luke Babbitt. Sure, he is a freshman but he is one special frosh. We are wondering just what the Utah State or New Mexico State student sections will come up with to razz him? Maybe 'Matthew, Mark, John and L-U-K-E!!!' Or will that be the chant for Nevada fans?

Cool hand Luke: Babbitt ignores sky-high expectations, focuses on doing what he can to help Pack win
Chris Murray
Reno Gazette-Journal

Kirk Snyder. Nick Fazekas. Ramon Sessions.

All three led the Nevada basketball team to Western Athletic Conference titles.

All three led the Wolf Pack to NCAA Tournament victories.

All three have played in the NBA.

But none of them stepped on the Nevada campus with as much hype and hoopla as Luke Babbitt, the Wolf Pack freshman and McDonald’s All-American who played his high school games 15 miles away from Lawlor Events Center.

One college basketball writer predicted that Babbitt will put up numbers comparable to those compiled by Kevin Durant and Michael Beasley, the last two national freshmen of the year. That’s elite company...

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