Full Name: Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes
Draft: 2012 - First Round, 7th Pick
Height/Weight: 6-8 (2.03 m)/ 210 (95.3 kg)
Birthdate: May 30, 1992 (Ames, Iowa)
High School: Ames HS (Ames, Iowa)
College: North Carolina
An early entry candidate for the 2012 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: First-team All-ACC selection as a sophomore and Second-Team as a freshman. Earned NABC Second-Team All-American honors as a sophomore. The ACC Rookie of the Year in 2011. One of six Tar Heels to average at least 15 points as both a freshman and sophomore (Barnes, Phil Ford, Antawn Jamison, Joseph Forte, Rashad McCants and Tyler Hansbrough). Scored in double figures in 64 of 75 games. As a high school senior in 2009-10, won national player of the year honors from Naismith, USA Today, The Sporting News (across all sports) and Morgan Wootten Award. Led Ames to back-to-back undefeated state championships, winning 53 consecutive games his last two seasons. Broke the career scoring record in the state of Iowa previously held by Fred Hoiberg with 1,787 career points. Earned MVP honors at the McDonald's All-Star Game, the Nike Hoop Summit and the Jordan Brand Classic.
Sophomore (2011-12): Led North Carolina and was third in the ACC in scoring at 17.1 points per game, also averaging 5.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 29.2 minutes. Shot 35.8 percent from three-point range. First-Team All-ACC selection. Earned Second-Team All-America honors from the NABC and Third-Team from The Sporting News. Also a NABC All-District selection. Scored 20-plus 13 times and in double figures 20 of the last 21 games. Earned Second-Team All-ACC Tournament honors. Had a game-high 23 points in the championship game vs. Florida State. Totaled 26 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes vs. Texas during the regular season. Posted 25 points, five rebounds and five steals in 27 minutes vs. Boston College.
Freshman (2010-11): Leading freshman scorer in ACC (15.7 ppg). The ACC Rookie of the Year. Freshman All-America by USBWA and FoxSports.com. A Second-Team All-ACC selection and a NABC and USBWA All-District pick. Earned First-Team All-ACC Tournament honors (24.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg). Scored 40 points (12-17 FGs, 6-8 3Ps, 10-11 FTs) vs. Clemson in the ACC semifinal to tie a conference record for most points in an ACC game by a freshman. Had 14 of UNC’s 19 points in overtime (the most by a player in one overtime period in the tournament in at least 29 years) and 16 of its first 24 to start the game. Averaged 21.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in NCAA Tourney to garner NCAA East Regional All- Tournament accolades. Against Kentucky in the regional final, scored eight of his 18 points in a one minute span late in the game to cut an eight-point deficit to two. Hit the go-ahead and/or game-winning shots in wins over Virginia Tech, Clemson (three times), Miami, at Florida State, and Washington.
Strengths: Prototypical size on the wing. Smooth stroke with high release point. Mature game in finding/ waiting for openings. Plays and sees the game at a speed of a polished veteran.
Personal: Given the middle name of “Jordan” after the NBA legend Michael Jordan, whom Barnes’ mother was a big fan of.