Luke Robert Babbitt (born June 20, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at the University of Nevada-Reno for two seasons before declaring for the 2010 NBA Draft following his sophomore year. He was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 16th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, then traded to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Babbitt joined the Trail Blazers for the 2012 NBA Summer League.
In August 2013, Babbitt signed with Nizhny Novgorod of Russia for the 2013–14 season. In January 2014, he left Russia under controversial circumstances.
On February 4, 2014, Babbitt signed with the New Orleans Pelicans. On July 20, 2015, he re-signed with the Pelicans.
Career highlights and awards
WAC Player of the Year (2010)
2× First-team All-WAC (2009–2010)
Second-team Parade All-American (2008)
McDonald’s All-American (2008)