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Basketball

Nick Weiler-Babb selected No. 1 in YMCA CCL Draft

Junior guard Nick Weiler-Babb was taken by Jaytees Apparel with the first pick of the 2017 YMCA Capital City League draft on Friday. Weiler-Babb averaged 4.0 points and 3.1 rebounds per game for the Cyclones this past season.

Highly-touted freshman guard Lindell Wigginton was taken by Lions Club with the second pick. Senior Donovan Jackson went to Hinterland at No. 3.

Sophomore Solomon Young (Dorfeldt) and Nebraska sit-out transfer Michael Jacobson (Hannah Homes) rounded out the top five. Sparta Waste Services took redshirt freshman forward Cameron Lard and Virginia sit-out transfer Marial Shayok with its back-to-back picks at No. 6 and No. 7.

Hannah Homes selected sophomore guard Jakolby Long with the No. 8 pick. He’ll be entering the CCL season coming off of offseason shoulder surgery.

Freshman Terrence Lewis was Dorfeldt’s second pick at No. 9 while UTSA graduate transfer Jeff Beverly went No. 11 to Lions Club. Walk-on freshman Jack Hutchinson was the final pick of the ISU round by Jaytees at No. 12.

CJ Rivers was the first player taken by Sparta Waste Services in the Drake round of the draft. Ore Arogundade was taken by Hannah Homes with the second pick.

The full CCL rosters and schedule will be released on Saturday.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.