Memphis, TN (Future150) -- James Babb (Class of 2017, Lausanne Collegiate School/ Memphis War Eagles) is a player who is definitely a student of the game.
Being a student of the game, means you have to work every day on your game. Babb has that desire and has his mind set on working daily to improve all of his skills.
He currently stands at 6-foot-5 and weighs in at 190 pounds, which means he is a rather large player being that he is only in the 8th grade.
The skill set for this young player is very well-rounded. He handles the ball very well and also has a good shooting form.
“I think that I have a good motor and that I always hustle when I am floor,” Babb said.
Being a good all-around player is good, but elite players also know there is always something that they can do to improve their game.
“I want to continue working hard every day,” he mentioned. “Each day I plan to keep improving my motor, increase my shot consistency, raise my vertical leap, and boost my quickness on the floor.”
Babb certainly works hard and one of those ways is attending basketball camps. He has previously attended Jr. All-American Camp and is Jr. Future150 Camp Alum.
“I like the camps because I know they benefit my overall game,” he said. “I also like playing in other elite events like the ones I have previously competed in such as NOLA Primetime Super 60, The Real Deal in The Rock, and the Coach "T" Classic.”
Babb also has an NBA player that he likes to look-up to and pattern his game after.
“I feel like I can comfortably compare my game to Kevin Love, because like him I go inside and try to get my team extra possessions off of offensive rebounds, going to the free throw line if needed,” Babb claimed. “I can also step back and hit the 15-17 feet jump shot comfortably, plus shoot an occasional three when needed.”
The forward is hoping that one day he will have the opportunity to attend one of his two favorite colleges.
“I would have to say that the University of Memphis or the University of Florida is my favorite schools,” he explained. “I love the facilities and each college from what I have seen either first hand or on TV, plus they both have Elite level programs and coaches.
For now the current plan is just continue getting better and the rewards will follow.