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Washington Wizards | #5 | Guard

Will

Barton

PPG

14.7

RPG

4.8

APG

3.9

PIE

9.5

HEIGHT

6'5" (1.96m)

WEIGHT

181lb (82kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Memphis

AGE

31 years

BIRTHDATE

January 6, 1991

DRAFT

2012 R2 Pick 40

EXPERIENCE

10 Years

6'5" | 181lb | 31 years

DRAFT

2012 R2 Pick 40

BIRTHDATE

January 6, 1991

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Memphis

EXPERIENCE

10 Years

Player Bio

Will Norman Barton III was born in 1991 in Baltimore, Maryland to Karen Bush. Prior to college, Barton attended four prep schools in five years. He starred at Baltimore City College, a public college preparatory high school, for two years. Barton then transferred to National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Maryland. Next, the athletic scorer enrolled at Lake Clifton Eastern High School in Baltimore for his junior year. Finally, the young Barton played hoops at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire as a senior. He finished at Brewster as the No. 6 2010 college prospect in the nation. In 2015, following protests over the death of Freddie Gray, Barton returned to his hometown of Baltimore to host a "peaceful fun" gathering at the Cloverdale basketball courts. Hundreds of citizens attended and focused on positive ways to help the city. While playing college ball at Memphis, Will Barton was teammates with his brother Antonio. You can follow Barton via @WillTheThrillB5 on both Instagram and Twitter. Scouting services rated Barton as the top shooting guard in the 2010 class, so he was a great pickup for coach Josh Pastner, who was trying to establish Memphis in the post-Calipari era. The 6-foot-6 guard came off the bench for the first six games of his freshman season before establishing himself as a starter. He put up 20 points or more in three of those games as a reserve and finished the season with averages of 12.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals. Barton took flight as a sophomore and was named Conference USA Player of the Year. He led the Tigers with 18.0 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.4 steals. He had 11 doubles-doubles, including 28 points and 16 rebounds in a loss to Louisville. Barton closed the regular season with a career-high 30 points in a win over Tulsa. He led Memphis to the Big Dance for the second straight season. Barton declared for the 2012 draft and left the Tigers after two seasons and was selected with the 40th pick of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.