The 6-8 junior forward from Coushatta, La., becomes the first male basketball player to be tabbed with All-America honors since Southeastern Oklahoma State University became a member of the NCAA Division II in 1997.
The 2005-06 season was a record-breaking season for Babers as he shattered Dennis Rodman's record for blocked shots in a career. Babers blocked his 124th shot on Jan. 23, against East Central. For his career, he has rejected 142 shots. As a junior, Babers averaged 18.4 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game, recording a season-high 29 points against Division I New Orleans and season-high 16 rebounds against West Texas A&M. He was also named to the South Central Region First Team, recognized LSC Player of the Week on two occasions and was named to the All-LSC First Team. Babers was named to the LSC All-Tournament Team, after the Savage Storm advanced to the semifinals, losing to eventual conference champions West Texas A&M.
Babers began his playing career during the 2003-04 season, when he named LSC North Division Freshman of the Year. During that season, he recorded 50 rejections, just three shy of tying Dennis Rodman's single season record for blocked shots.
He recorded double digit-points on 17 occasions, double figure rebounds six time and four “double-doubles.” As a freshman, he averaged 10.8 points per game and 7.8 rebounds, starting in all 27 games.
In his sophomore season, Babers was recognized as a First-Team All-LSC selection. His career-high in scoring came during the 2004-05 season when tallied 30 points against Arkansas-Monticello. He also recorded a career-best 17 rebounds against Texas A&M-Kingsville. As a sophomore, he averaged 16.4 points per game and nine rebounds per game.
The health, physical education and recreation major was a three-time all-district performer at Red River (La.) High School and earned All-State recognition as a senior.