Babb, Clyburn, Lucious to the NBA’s summer league

According to a source, former Iowa State basketball players Chris Babb, Will Clyburn, and Korie Lucious have already landed homes for the NBA’s summer league. 

Babb is a Phoenix Sun. Clyburn is off to Sacramento to become a King. Lucious will join the Detroit Pistons. 

Babb’s situation is especially interesting when you consider that he’ll be teaming up with former Iowa State point guard Diante Garrett. In addition to that connection, former Iowa State player Jeff Hornecek was recently hired as the head coach in Phoenix. 

Clyburn led Iowa State in scoring last season averaging 14.9 points with 6.8 rebounds per contest. 

Babb, who was known as a defensive specialist, averaged 9.1 points per game. 

It is still possible that Tyrus McGee could eventually get a deal. He recently tore his meniscus and is still recovering from surgery. That could hinder his ability to sign with a team immediately. 

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.