HoopsHype BC Nizhny Novgorod rumors

August 30, 2013 Updates

The announcement includes a brief (rare) interview with Babbitt. Here's an excerpt thanks to Google Translator. I've tried to clean it up slightly. Why did you move from the strongest league in the world (NBA) to Nizhny Novgorod? "I wanted to play for a team that will give me the opportunity to show what I can do on the court. I will try to prove that I was able to [play a] complete game and can do more than just [shoot] a three-pointer. In this sense, the situation in Nizhny Novgorod - a great opportunity for me." Is this the first time you've played in Europe? Do you think that basketball is different from the U.S.? "This is the third time I'm going to play in Europe. [I] participated in several tournaments when I was in high school and college. I think the game is a little different in style and there are some other rules to which I will have to adapt." Blazers Edge

What do you know about Russia and how did your loved ones react to the news about your move? "I know that the weather is cold in Russia, but my family and friends were very happy for me when I told them about [my] new team. In the near future I will be very happy to meet with [my] new teammates." Blazers Edge

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