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24 Days until Iowa Basketball: Nico Hobbs

The walk-on sophomore’s first as a player at Iowa!

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Oh yeah, what a feeling! Football is in the air which means Iowa Hawkeyes basketball is right around the corner. We’ll be counting down the days, here and there, until Iowa’s first game tips off. The countdown continues with… Nico Hobbs.


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Nico Hobbs
G, 6’2”, 200 lbs
Sophomore, Chicago, IL, (Fenwick)

Nico Hobbs is a walk-on sophomore for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He spent the 2017-18 season as a student manager.

In high school, his team finished as runner-up in the state tournament of Illinois twice in a row (2015-16 & 2016-17). They won the Chicago Catholic League in those two years.

Hobbs’ stepdad is Kenny Williams, EVP of the Chicago White Sox.

Here’s hoping he comes in and drains a three or two in garbage time or leads the nation in trillions.