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24 Hours until Iowa Basketball: Nico Hobbs

The walk-on junior will do walk-on junior things!

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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.


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30: Connor McCaffery

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.