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Earl Barron

N/A | Forward-Center

Suns

Biography

Background

PRO CAREER:
Well-traveled veteran was a literal last-minute addition, signing as a free agent for his second Knicks stint on April 17 (season’s final day)...Returned to Knicks, for whom he played seven games (11.7 ppg) late in 2009-10 season. Started regular season finale vs. Hawks, Apr. 17, and hauled in a career-high-tying 18 rebounds (six offensive) with 11 points (5-14 FGA) in 37 minutes. Currently in seventh NBA season...Started year with Washington, appearing in 11 games (one start) with 2.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg and .351 shooting (13-37 FGA) over 11.1 mpg...Scored eight points in his first game as a Wizard, Nov 30 at Cleveland...Then-season-high 14 rebounds in then-season-high 26 minutes on Dec 18 vs. Hawks...Made lone Wizard start on Dec 19 at Orlando with two points (1-6 FGA) and five rebounds in 20 minutes...Signed with Wizards as a free agent on Sept 19, waived on Dec. 22. PLAYOFFS:
Member of Miami’s 2006 NBA Championship team, but did not see post-season action...Has appeared in just one career NBA Playoff game: for Blazers in 2011. Came off the bench for brief stint (0:18, scoreless, 0-0 FGA) in Game Five of first-round loss to Mavs, Apr. 25, 2011. The 7-0, 250-pound center is a four-year NBA veteran joining his third team after successful stints with the Miami Heat (2005-08) and New York Knicks (2009-10). Most recently, Barron averaged 11.7 points, 11.0 rebounds and 33.1 minutes in seven games (six starts) for the Knicks last season. The 29-year-old tallied four double-digit rebounding efforts, two double-doubles and led New York in rebounding four times in that seven-game stint. Barron’s time with the Heat saw him average 4.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 82 games (15 starts) over a three-season span.

The University of Memphis product owns career averages of 5.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 89 games (21 starts). In 2009-10, before joining the Knicks, Barron was an NBA Development League All-Star after averaging 16.2 points and 10.2 rebounds, fourth-most in the D-League, in 37 games with the Iowa Energy, the Suns’ affiliate.

COLLEGE:
Played four years at the University of Memphis and averaged 7.8 points (.479 FG%, .685 FT%), 4.9 rebounds, 1.03 blocks, 0.7 assists and 19.8 minutes in 128 career games (62 starts)…became the 37th player at Memphis to score 1,000 points, finishing his career with 1,002 points…left Memphis as the Tigers’ all-time leader in charges taken (36) and tied Tony Madlock and Keith Lee for fourth place on the school’s all-time games played list…also left Memphis ranked ninth on the all-time blocked shots list (132)…led the Tigers in field goal percentage (.541) as a sophomore in 2000-01…topped Memphis in free throw percentage in each of his final two seasons (.783 in 2001-02 and .813 in 2002-03) becoming the first Tiger to lead the team in free throw percentage in consecutive years since David Vaughn accomplished the feat in 1993-94 and 1994-95…recorded 13 career double-doubles…started 15 of his 26 games as a senior in 2002-03 and averaged 7.9 points, a career-high 5.5 rebounds, 1.04 blocks, 0.8 assists and 21.3 minutes while helping lead Memphis to an NCAA Tournament berth…finished ninth in Conference USA in free throw percentage as a senior…scored a career-high 26 points against Austin Peay on Nov. 22, 2002…as a junior in 2001-02 he was selected to the 2002 Postseason NIT All-Tournament Team after scoring a season-high 25 points on 11-14 shooting while leading Memphis to a 72-62 win over South Carolina in the championship game…appeared in 36 games (21 starts) in 2001-02 and averaged 9.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.75 blocks and 21.7 minutes…set career highs during his junior season in starts, minutes played (781), points scored (331), scoring average, field goals made (119) and attempted (229), free throws made (90), offensive rebounds (87), defensive rebounds (106), total rebounds (193), assists (31) and steals (21)…was the only player in Conference USA to rank in the top 10 in both field goal percentage and free throw percentage, finishing the season ranked ninth in both categories…his free throw shooting percentage improvement (+.200) from 2000-01 (.583) to 2001-02 (.783) was the second best in the nation…was one of 12 collegians selected to represent the USA in the 2001 World University Games in China and helped lead the U.S. to a bronze medal finish after averaging 3.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in eight games…averaged 8.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.31 blocks and 19.2 minutes while guiding the Tigers to an NIT berth as a sophomore during the 2000-01 season…was the recipient of the 2001 Most Improved Player Award for the Tigers…shot a career-high 54.1 percent from the floor during the 2000-01 season, which ranked sixth in Conference USA…his 57.8 percent field goal accuracy in conference play ranked fourth in Conference USA…placed fourth in Conference USA in blocks per game as a sophomore (1.31 bpg)…started 17 of his 30 games as a freshman in 1999-00 and averaged 5.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.03 blocks, 0.8 blocks and 16.9 minutes…had 15 points and a career-high 19 rebounds, including a career-high 11 offensive rebounds in a win over Grambling on Dec. 23, 1999…tied a Maui Invitational record with six blocks, to go along with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the Tigers’ win over Chaminade…made his collegiate debut on Nov. 22, 1999 in the Maui Invitational against Georgetown and totaled 15 points and eight rebounds. Player Profile >