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Jose Juan Barea
Full Name: Jose Juan Barea
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 175
Birthdate: June 26, 1984 (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico)
High School: Miami Christian HS (Miami, Fla.)
College: Northeastern
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Northeastern
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 28 28 158 388 .407 113 144 .785 48 152 .316 85 109 44 1 477 17.0
2003-04 26 25 180 467 .385 105 146 .719 73 204 .358 94 150 44 0 538 20.7
2004-05 30 30 233 556 .419 131 167 .784 68 212 .321 129 218 53 0 665 22.2
2005-06 29 29 209 522 .400 126 165 .764 66 227 .291 129 244 37 0 610 21.0
Totals 113 111 780 1933 .404 475 622 .764 255 795 .321 437 721 178 1 2290 20.3

Career Highlights: Named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation's best point guard as a junior and senior. Two-time All-America East First Team selection. Northeastern switched to the Colonial Athletic Association for his senior campaign and he earned All-CAA First Team honors. Finished his career as the school's second all-time leading scorer with 2,209 points behind Reggie Lewis. He also leaves Northeastern as its second all-time leader in assists with 721 and leader in three-point field goals made (255).

Senior (2005-06): Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press. Named Player of the Year in the CAA. NABC All-District 1 First Team selection. Named Mid-Major Player of the Year by CollegeInsider.com. Finished third in the country in assists (8.4 apg). Led Northeastern and finished 19th in the nation in scoring (21.0 ppg). Had 26 points and nine assists against California. Averaged 16.5 points and 7.0 assists in two games against eventual Final Four participant, George Mason. Scored a season-high 32 points, to go with 10 assists against Old Dominion.

Junior (2004-05): Ranked second in the America East and eighth in the country in scoring (22.2 ppg). Led the conference and was fifth in the nation in assists (7.3 apg). Named an Honorable Mention All-America by SI.com. Recognized as an All-District 1 Second Team selection for the second year in a row by the NABC. Placed third in assists (218), fourth in three-pointers (68) and sixth in points (665) on Northeastern's single-season charts. Tied the school record with a career-high 41 points against Stony Brook.

Sophomore (2003-04): Led the team and was second in the conference in scoring (20.7 ppg) and assists (5.8 apg). Became the first Husky since Reggie Lewis in 1986-87 to average at least 20 points. Recorded double-double with 19 points and 10 assists in a 91-84 win over West Virginia.

Freshman (2002-03): Led the team and was third in America East in scoring (17.0 ppg). Was named to the America East All-Rookie Team, All-Tournament Team and All-Conference Third Team. First Husky freshman to record 400 points and 100 assists in a season. Led NU with a team-high 25 double-figure scoring games.

Strengths: Hard-nosed, gritty point guard who controls tempo and finds ways to score. Can penetrate and dish and is a very good rebounder for his size from the backcourt.

Personal: Enjoys going to the beach and watching television. Majoring in sociology.