Created on 03-08-2020 at 16:31 PM
One of the most versatile players of the past BBL season is switching to FC Bayern Basketball: Nick Weiler-Babb, who had a successful rookie season with the championship runner-up Ludwigsburg, has now signed a contract with the FCBB until the summer of 2022. The 24-year-old American is considered a combo guard but he is also considered an option on the wing positions. In the last BBL season, his first in Europe and first professional experience, he averaged 13.3 points, five rebounds and 2.6 assists for the Ludwigsburgers, who eliminated Bayern in a tough-fought quarter-finals of the BBL tournament in the Audi Dome.
"I met Nick in Las Vegas a year ago at the Summer League when we were already dealing with him," explained Bayern Sports Director Daniele Baiesi who then spoke to Weiler-Babbs' merits: "He is a big, technically well-trained guard who can really play all perimeter positions. He creates movement or scores points himself and also plays very hard defensively, even against larger opponents. We are extremely happy that he will be part of our team in the future."
"I expect us to win something"
Nick Weiler-Babb, who is still in the States, says: "I am excited and can't wait to start working with the team and coaches in Munich. I expect that we will win something and that I will develop as a player. Whatever it takes to win - I will give all my energy and my versatility as a player. Munich is a great city and this move to Bavaria is a great opportunity for me. I already know several guys from the final tournament in Munich in June and I know that it will all go well together."
Weiler-Babb at the Final10 tournament 2020 in Munich against FCBB | (c) Wiedensohler
Nick Weiler-Babb at 196 centimeters (6'4) tall, is a real all-rounder, from good ball handling to a fine jump shot, high basketball IQ and tough defense. A year ago, after playing seven games in the NBA Summer League for the Miami Heat, he switched to the BBL. Previously, after his NCAA entry at Arkansas University and a year of building up, he played for the Iowa State Cyclones for three years, the last two with very solid scoring averages (11.3 & 9.0 ppg), rebounds (7.0 & 5.0 rpb) and assists (6.8 apg & 4.0 apg).
After leaving James Martin High School, his versatility was already outstanding with 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists per game. Last October, he managed a triple double (10 - 11 - 12) for Ludwigsburg against Bonn. At the BBL final tournament in Munich he shone especially in the semi-final against Ulm (20.5 ppg) and scored 12 total points in the two duels with Bayern.
Nick Weiler-Babb had a successful rookie season for second-place Ludwigsburg | (c) Wiedensohler
*12. December 1995, Arlington, Texas/USA
Guard – 1,96 m (6'4) – 94 kg (207 lbs)
- James Martin High School, Arlington, Texas
2014 – 2015:
- University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (NCAA)
2016 – 2019:
- Iowa State University, Ames (NCAA)
- NBA Summer League für Miami Heat (7 Spiele)
2019 – 2020:
- MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg
- MVP Puerto Rico Tip-Off College Tournament 2018
- Big 12 Conference Tournament 2018
- All-Big 12 Honorable 2019
- BBL-Finalteilnahme 2020