The Arkansas Razorbacks gained their third commitment from the 2014 class Saturday afternoon. Three-star shooting guard Nick Babb decided to end his recruiting process and commit to Arkansas over offers from SMU, Creighton, Colorado, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Wichita State. Babb is ranked as the 38th best shooting guard in the 2014 class, and the 13th best prospect from the state of Texas.
Babb, who is the younger brother of Iowa State‘s Chris Babb, has garnered national attention nearly all spring and summer long. He played very well during this summer’s Jayhawk Invitational which brought him plenty of high-major attention. Even though other schools tried to come in late, Arkansas gave him an offer way back on June 11. In the end, Babb rewarded Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson for believing in him early.
Babb stands at 6-foot-4 with good strength and athleticism for his size. He will be a very versatile player for Mike Anderson on both sides of the ball. He’s a very capable shooter, and really excels attacking the rim. Babb will have the height to shoot over many players at the shooting guard spot, and the strength to back down and punish smaller defenders. He will also create lots of turnovers on the defensive end. If his highlight reel is any indication, look for him to throw down some tomahawk dunks in transition too.
Anton Beard and Trey Thompson are the other commits that make up Arkansas’ current three-man class. Both Beard and Thompson are both Arkansas natives and ranked as four-star recruits. Adding Babb makes Arkansas’ class very formidable for the future. Babb chose to join the Arkansas Razorbacks by simply tweeting “RAZORBACKS!” via his Twitter account.
Brian Lewis is an SEC Basketball Writer for RantSports.com. You can add him to your network on Google for more of his work.