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Selected by the Timberwolves in the first round (16th pick overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft…Acquired by Portland from the Minnesota Timberwolves along with Ryan Gomes for Martell Webster on June 24, 2010… Signed with Nizhny Novgorod of Russia in August 2013. Signed by the New Orleans Pelicans on February 4, 2014…Re-signed to multi-year contract by New Orleans on July 20, 2015.

2014-15 Season:
Averaged 4.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 13.2 minutes in 63 games (19 starts)…Shot 47.9% (92-192 FGs) from the field and 51.3% (59-115 3FGs) from 3-point range…Scored a season-high 18 points to lead all Pelicans scorers on 7-of-9 from the field while also grabbing a season-high eight rebounds in a come-from-behind victory 2/23 vs. TOR…Scored 15 points to lead the Pelicans, to go along with eight boards in a season-high 34 minutes off the bench 2/11 vs. IND…Scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds, including a career-high four offensive boards 2/9 vs. UTA…Made 4-of-5 three pointers for a 12 point effort at LAC 12/6…Got his first start of the season, scoring six points on 2-of-5 from the field in a win 12/2 vs. OKC…Scored 12 points by knocking down four-of-four three pointers in a win vs. MIN 11/14…Averaged 5.6 ppg and 2.3 rpg in 7 preseason contests.

Holds averages of 4.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game in 216 career games (25 starts)…Career 40.3% 3-point shooter (203-of-504)…

2013-14 Season (New Orleans):
Averaged 6.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 17:32 minutes in 27 games (two starts)…Shot 39.0% (60-of-154 FGs) from the field, 37.9 % (36-of-95 3FGs) from 3-point range and 77.8 % (14-of-18 FTs) from the line…Grabbed a season-high eight boards 4/17 vs. HOU…Tallied a career-best 24 points on 8-of-18 (both career-highs) from the field while recording a season-high seven rebounds in a season high 34 minutes… Recorded a career- high of five assists 4/11 at OKC…Scored 12 points 4/9 vs. PHX…Tallied 11 points 3/21 at ATL…Scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting 2/26 at DAL…Tied a season high with two assists 2/24 vs. LAC…Poured in 10 points off the bench in his fourth game as a Pelican with five rebounds and one assist 2/12 at MIL…In his third game as a Pelican, recorded a career- high three blocks 2/10 at TOR…Totaled nine points and four rebounds 2/9 at BKN…Made first appearance with NOLA on 2/7 vs. MIN where he recorded five points, six rebounds, and a career high two blocks…DNP – CD – 7 times...

2012-13 (Portland):
Averaged 3.9 points, 2.2 rebounds, 0.5 assists, and 0.2 steals in 62 games (no starts), while shooting .368 from 3-point field goal range (62-of-178)...

2011-12 (Portland):
Averaged 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 0.4 assists in 40 games (four starts) … Team leader in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting 43.0% from downtown (43-of-100) ... Made his first career start and scored 18 points (7-of-17 FG) on April 16 at Phoenix ... One of only five NBA players to make at least two 3-pointers and shoot at least 40 percent from 3-point range in seven consecutive games (March 9-20) ... Notched 16 points (5-of-8 FG) 3/29 vs. NOH ... Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds in a career-high 41 minutes 4/21 at MEM…Recorded three consecutive double-digit scoring efforts April 16-21, averaging 14.7 points during that span…Put up seven double-digit scoring efforts on the year…

Played in three games for the Idaho Stampede (all starts) from 1/6-9, averaging 21.0 points and 9.0 rebounds, including a 35-point and 11-rebound performance vs. Bakersfield 1/7…

2010-11 (Portland):
Averaged 1.5 points, 1.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 5.7 minutes in 24 games with Portland…Notched a season-high 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, marking his first career double-double 4/13 at GSW …

Assigned to Idaho Stampede from 3/3-27...In 13 games (nine starts) over two stints, averaged 19.0 points (49.1% FG, 88.2% FT), 7.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 28.8 minutes…Dropped a game-high 34 points on 12-of-16 shooting in 30 minutes 3/27 at Austin...Registered game highs of 30 points and 14 rebounds 3/16 vs. Tulsa.

College (Nevada 2008-10):
Played two seasons for Nevada from 2008-10, averaging 19.4 points (48.0% FG, 42.1% 3-PT, 89.3% FT), 8.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 68 games (all starts) … Broke Nevada’s single-season scoring record (743 points) in 2009-10 and became the eighth player in school history to reach 1,000 points in two seasons ... Ranks 12th on Nevada’s career scoring list with 1,316 points in just two seasons ... Also ranks first in career free throw shooting at 89.3% (351-of-393) and fifth in career 3-point percentage at 42.1% (75-of-178) ... Led the Wolf Pack in scoring and rebounding in both years, and started all 68 games over his two seasons … 2009-10: Named 2010 WAC Player of the Year and AP Honorable Mention All-American as a sophomore … Led team in points (21.9), rebounds (8.9) and free throw percentage (91.7%), while ranking second in 3-point percentage (41.6%) and third in assists (2.1) ... Ranked second in the WAC in both points (ninth in nation) and rebounding … Finished third in the country in foul shooting percentage, setting team records with a 91.7 percent mark and 199 free throws made … Started and scored in double figures in all 34 of the team’s games, including 23 contests with 20 points or more ... Led the WAC with 16 double-doubles … Became Nevada’s first men’s basketball student-athlete to earn Academic All-American honors ... 2008-09: Named 2009 WAC Freshman of the Year and earned First Team All-WAC honors as a freshman … Led team in points (16.9), rebounds (7.4) and free throw percentage (86.4%), while ranking second in 3-point percentage (42.9%) ... Ranked third in the WAC and second among freshmen nationally in scoring … Third in the WAC in rebounding … Set Nevada’s single-season freshmen records for scoring (573 points), free throw percentage and 3-point percentage … Started all 34 of the team’s games, scoring in double figures 31 times ... Notched a team-best six double-doubles.

Son of Bob and Laura Babbitt of Reno, Nevada... Has two sisters … Represented the Trail Blazers during the team’s announcement of a single-affiliation with the D-League’s Idaho Stampede … Participated in Portland’s 2010 Summer League tip-off at New Columbia … Enjoys playing tennis and golf … Notched averages of 13.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in four games (all starts) at the 2012 NBA Summer League … Averaged a team-high tying 14.2 points to go with 3.8 rebounds and 1.80 steals in five games (all starts) for Portland’s 2010 NBA Summer League squad.
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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 225 lbs./ 102.1 kg
Born: June 20, 1989
From: University of Nevada, Reno
Draft: 1st Round (16th pick) 2010 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2010
Years Pro: 5
Previous Teams:
  New Orleans Pelicans 2014 - 2014
  Portland Trail Blazers 2013 - 2013
  New Orleans Pelicans 2013 - 2013
  Portland Trail Blazers 2010 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: Nevada/USA

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