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#32 Todd Babington
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
City/State: Crystal Lake, Ill.
High School: Prairie Ridge HS
Alma Mater: Austin Peay
Graduating Year: 2008
Experience: 2 Letters

Looking ahead to 2007-08: Veteran wing performer returns as starter...owns deep range on his jump shot... has quick release...has developed into potent three-point threat...enters season with a stretch of 17 straight games with at least one three pointer...enters season ranked fifth all-time in career three pointers with 152... range has been compared to former Gov Joe Sibbitt,  who set most of APSU's three-point shooting marks during the mid-1990s...owns outside chance to score 1000 career points, entering 2007-08 with 632 points...versatile performer... added bulk in offseason... improving ball handler... considered capable passer...will need to continue defensive improvement... also counted on to help provide leadership for veteran team.

As a junior in 2006-07: Overcame slow start to become to become integral part of Govs success...scored just 32 points in first 10 games, including five straight scoreless contests...snapped out of shooting slump after Christmas break...scored nine points against Marian before breaking loose during four-game stretch...against UT Martin, knocked down seven threes, tying his career high, to finish with 21 points...those seven threes ranked tied for single-game most three pointers made in OVC during 2006-07... followed that up with 14 points, including four threes, at Jacksonville State before knocking down six three pointers at Eastern Illinois, including two key three pointers in overtime...his 85.7 percent three-point shooting during EIU game ranked as second-best performance in OVC during season...continued hot streak with four three pointers at home against SEMO...after being held to single digits in consecutive games...strung together five consecutive double-figure scoring efforts in which he made no less than three three-pointers in each...knocked down five three pointers in totaling team-high 17 points at Tennessee Tech...also had 17 points in regular-season finale against Morehead State...scored 22 points in Govs' overtime win against Tennessee State in OVC tourney first-round game...converted 5-of-11 threes while going 7-for-7 at free throw line...his 77 three pointers made tied for fourth most in APSU history...his 2.33 made per game, including 2.75 during league play, ranked seventh best in OVC...his 39 percent was ninth best in league...his 208 attempts were sixth most single-season total...his 9.2 ppg was career high and third best on team...averaged 11.0 ppg during OVC games. 

As a sophomore in 2005-06: Struggled with consistency in second Govs season...played in all 31 games, starting five...finished with exactly 200 points, averaging 6.5 ppg...scored 11 points off the bench in season opener at Western Kentucky but scored in double figures just five more times in season...knocked down a then-career high six three pointers in Govs' win against Texas Southern in South Padre Island Invitational...finished with 20 points, his first 20-point contest as Governor...went 11 games without producing double figures until he scored 14 points at home against Tennessee Tech and 10 more the following game against UT Martin...collected a three pointer in 20 of 31 games, including a career-high seven against Morehead fact, scored a career-high 25 points in regular-season final, including a career-best eight field goals made...

As a freshman in 2004-05: Got off to slow start but started to find his way during OVC play... made first career start against Tennessee Tech after playing 18 minutes off bench in previous game... scored nine points in first start... had streak of four straight double-figure scoring games as starter, including 15 at Jacksonville State... played 25 or more minutes in six straight games, including 40 at Samford... tallied trio of three pointers in back-to-back games before setting season-best with four against Tennessee-Martin... in that game knocked down go-ahead three pointer late in regulation and another three in overtime to put game out of reach... finished season with six double-figure scoring, five in second half... broke late-season shooting slump with five-for-seven shooting effort at Eastern Kentucky... shot 36 percent from three-point range and 79.3 percent from the free-throw line.

In high school: Averaged 17.9 points per game as senior in leading Prairie Ridge to school-record 29 victory and Illinois Sweet 16 berth... knocked down 79 three-pointers as senior... also shot 83 percent from free-throw line... earned all-conference and all-area... listed as one of Chicago Suburbs Top 40 prospects by Joys of the Game "Rising Stars"... averaged 21 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game for Deerfield, Ill.-based AAU team prior to senior season... as junior averaged 12.1 points and 4.0 rebounds per game, knocking down 39 percent of his three-point attempts and 49 percent overall... also shot  75 percent from the line... earned first-team all-conference and honorable mention all-area... .also was standout quarterback for Prairie Ridge football team.

Personal: Special education major... son of Bill and Pam Babington... hobbies include playing poker and playing golf... born March 21, 1986... age 21.

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