Matt Babcock is an NBA Draft Analyst who covers prospects at various levels, including high school, college, and internationally. As a media member, Babcock has contributed to numerous outlets, including Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports HQ, and BasketballNews.com.
Before entering the media, Babcock was a certified NBPA and FIBA agent. In addition, he accumulated ten years of experience in the sports management industry, working for several agencies, including Wasserman, Excel Sports Management, and his own agency, Babcock Sports. Through his experience as an agent, he was exposed to basketball's inner workings, providing him with an array of knowledge about the business behind the game.
Babcock has worked with many professional basketball players, from NBA superstars to EuroLeague players to young prospects looking to build careers internationally. Babcock has negotiated millions of dollars worth of contracts. In 2015, he negotiated the most lucrative contract for a 2nd round draft pick in NBA history, at that time, making that contract the largest fully negotiated deal for an NBA draft pick since 1995.
Before the 2018 NBA draft, Babcock was a contributor for Sports Illustrated and The Crossover. He provided a series of stories outlining the protocols of the NBA draft process from the perspective of an NBA agent and the players they represent.
Aside from Babcock's experience as an agent and media member, he also brings first-hand experience as a former basketball player and coach. He was a standout player at George Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia. He went on to be a member of the basketball teams at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, and the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He also spent one season as an assistant coach for Virtus Bologna, a professional basketball team in Bologna, Italy.
Along with Babcock's professional experience, he also grew up in a "basketball family." He learned the game from his father, Dave Babcock, Director of Player Personnel for the Milwaukee Bucks, and his two uncles, Pete and Rob Babcock, both former NBA general managers. His two cousins, Chris and Nate Babcock, also hold positions within the Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets organizations, respectively.
Matt Babcock has learned from the best in every aspect of the game. He has assimilated that knowledge into his daily work and life to emerge as a rare media member with well-rounded, direct basketball experience.
Matt, his wife, Meghan, and their two children, Matthew, Jr., and Madeleine, reside in Denver, Colorado.