It’s been a weird year. The start of Hawkeye basketball is imminent amidst a delayed football season. We’ll continue our postponed countdown over the next 24 hours. Next up: Nico Hobbs.
Guard, 6’2”, 200 lbs
RS Junior, Chicago, IL, (Fenwick)
Nico Hobbs is a walk-on junior for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He spent the 2017-18 season as a student manager and the next two as bench fodder. He’s seen action in 11 games & has 10 points to his name.
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.