RENO - Wolf Pack sophomore Luke Babbitt has been named to the preseason watch list for the Naismith Trophy. The award is handed out annually to the top player in college basketball.
Babbitt is one of 50 players in the country up for the award. He's also been named to the watch list for the Wooden Award. And he was the preseason pick for the WAC Player of the Year.
The Galena High School graduate averaged 16.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game last year. Babbitt was named the WAC Freshman of the Year for the 2008-09 season.