Barnes warming up as a member of the Warriors in 2013
|No. 40 – Golden State Warriors|
May 30, 1992 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Ames (Ames, Iowa)|
|College||North Carolina (2010–2012)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|2012–present||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes (born May 30, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons at North Carolina and was one of the top-rated basketball players in the recruiting class of 2010.
- 1 High school career
- 2 College career
- 3 NBA career
- 4 NBA career statistics
- 5 Awards/Honors
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
High school career
Harrison Barnes was rated as the number 1 player in the class of 2010 by Scout.com and in the ESPNU 100. He was rated as the number 2 player by Rivals.com. In his junior year, Barnes and teammate Doug McDermott led Ames High School to an Iowa 4A state championship where he had 24 points and 8 rebounds, capping off a 26-0 season. In his senior year, Barnes and McDermott led Ames to a 27-0 season and a second straight Iowa 4A state championship becoming Iowa's big-school class's first team to go undefeated in consecutive seasons. In the finals he scored 19 points against Southeast Polk. He averaged 27.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 4.0 assists during his senior year and was selected to the USA Today All-USA First Team. Barnes capped off his Ames High School career as their all-time leading scorer with 1,787 points. Barnes played in the 4th annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic where he scored 18 points for Skip To My Lou.
On January 20, 2010, it was announced that Barnes was selected to the 2010 Junior National Select Team. The team played at the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon on April 10. He was also selected to play in the 2010 McDonald's All-American Game where he led the West team to a 107-104 victory. He scored a team high 18 points and was named co-MVP with Jared Sullinger. He also played in the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic where he was named co-MVP with Kyrie Irving. On March 10, 2010, Barnes won the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award, which goes to the nation's top player.
|Name||Home town||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Ames, IA||Ames HS||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)||210 lb (95 kg)||Nov 13, 2009|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 98|
Barnes considered offers from Duke, Iowa State, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and UCLA. Barnes unofficially visited Kansas twice, for Late Night in the Phog in October 2008 and a spring game against Tennessee. Barnes took official visits to North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, UCLA, and Oklahoma, but he did not take an official visit to Iowa State; since he only lives a mile from campus, he chose to unofficially visit instead. On November 13, 2009, Barnes Skyped coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels, making UNC his future alma mater.
Barnes had 21 points in his North Carolina debut in an exhibition game in the Bahamas against the Commonwealth Bank Giants. UNC won the game 130-87. Overall, Barnes averaged 22 points and 6.5 rebounds per game for UNC in the Bahamas. On November 1, 2010, Barnes was named a preseason All-American by the AP. Barnes had 14 points and 4 rebounds in his North Carolina debut vs. Lipscomb. He recorded his first career double double on December 11, 2010, scoring 19 points and snatching 10 rebounds in a 96-91 victory over Long Beach State University. Barnes developed a knack for coming up clutch in the later portion of his freshman season, like when he scored eight of his twelve points in the closing minutes to help the Tar Heels beat Virginia Tech. Barnes made the eventual game winning, three-point shot against Miami to give the Tar Heels the lead with 6.6 seconds remaining in the game. Just weeks later in the Tar Heels game at Florida State, Barnes nailed a three-point shot to give the Tar Heels the victory.
Barnes's previous career high of 26 points came against Boston College on February 1, 2011. He surpassed this mark on March 12, 2011, in an ACC tournament game against Clemson, scoring 40 points while also grabbing 8 rebounds. Additionally, Barnes's 40 point performance set the record for points by a Freshman in an ACC Tournament game. On April 18, 2011, Barnes announced that he would return to North Carolina for his sophomore season despite being projected as a lottery pick for the 2011 NBA draft.
Barnes was the ninth UNC Tar Heel to earn ACC Rookie of Year recognition, and the fourth to do so under Coach Roy Williams. Barnes scored the most points as a freshman in the ACC tournament since Phil Ford scored 78 points in 1975. He then went on to the NCAA tournament where he scored 84 points, the most points of any UNC freshman in history.
Golden State Warriors (2012–present)
On March 29, 2012, Barnes announced that he was entering the 2012 NBA draft along with Tyler Zeller, Kendall Marshall and John Henson. He worked out with 4 teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Bobcats, Washington Wizards, and Toronto Raptors. He was selected 7th overall by the Golden State Warriors.
With the arrival of Andre Iguodala, Barnes became a reserve player. Barnes again participated in BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge. He was chosen as a starter for Team Hill. Barnes finished the game with 16 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 23 minutes effort for the team's win. On April 16, 2014, Barnes scored a career-high 30 points against the Denver Nuggets in the final regular season game for the Warriors. The Warriors finished the regular season with a 51-31 record, going into the playoffs as the sixth seed in the West, but went on to lose to the Los Angeles Clippers 4-3 in the first round.
2014–15 season: Championship season
Under new head coach Steve Kerr, Barnes moved back into the starting lineup and had an immediate impact. On March 18, 2015, he scored a season-high 25 points in a 114-95 win over the Atlanta Hawks. On April 2, he hit a running shot in the lane with less than a second remaining, lifting the Warriors to a 107-106 win over the Phoenix Suns.
In the 2015 NBA Playoffs, Barnes had a quiet breakout performance in the Warriors' series against the Memphis Grizzlies. He averaged 12.8 points per game, while shooting 54.4% from the field, a performance lauded by many basketball insiders due to the reputation of the Grizzlies' defense. In Games 4, 5, and 6, Barnes made several key plays in clutch situations. When the Warriors were losing by double digits in the first quarter of Game 5, Barnes got the comeback started with several key shots, which turned into a rout once teammate Stephen Curry was able to shoulder much of the load. On May 27, in the Warriors' Western Conference Finals clinching Game 5 win, Barnes scored 24 points to help lead his team to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years. Barnes won his first NBA championship with the Warriors after they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals in six games.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Denotes season in which Barnes' team won an NBA Championship|
- 2010 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award winner
- 2010 McDonald's All-American team selection
- 2010 Jordan Brand High School All-American team selection
- 2010 First-team Parade All-American
- 2010 Iowa Mr. Basketball
- 2009 Second-team Parade All-American
- 2010, 2011 Preseason All-American
- 2011 Second Team All-ACC
- 2011 All-ACC Freshman Team
- 2011 ACC Rookie of the Year
- 2012 Second Team All-American (NABC)
- 2012 First Team All-ACC
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- "Super freshman Harrison Barnes scores 14 as UNC rolls in opener". ESPN News. November 12, 2010. Retrieved November 12, 2010.
- "Harrison Barnes Records First Career Double Double". CarolinaUpdate.com. December 12, 2010. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
- "Virginia Tech Hokies vs. North Carolina Tar Heels - Recap - January 13, 2011 - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2011-01-13. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
- "North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Miami (FL) Hurricanes - Recap - January 26, 2011 - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2011-01-26. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
- "Barnes' 3 gives No. 13 UNC win at Florida State". Usatoday.Com. 2011-03-02. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
- "Tar Heels seal spot in ACC final as Harrison Barnes scores season-high 40". ESPN News. March 12, 2011. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
- "Barnes freshman season stats". UNC athletics. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
- "Barnes sophomore season stats". UNC athletics. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
- "Carolina Basketball 2012-13" (PDF). UNC athletics. p. 192. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
- Wang, Gene (2012-06-19). "Harrison Barnes works out for Wizards". The Washington Post.
- "Press Pass: Mark Jackson". NBA. 2013-04-27. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- Lepper, Geoff (May 12, 2013). "Notebook: Warriors 97, Spurs 87". NBA. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
- "Lillard headlines 2012-13 All-Rookie Team". NBA. May 14, 2013.
- Portland's Lillard named 2012-13 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year
- "Lillard, Carter-Williams headline 2014 Rising Stars Challenge". NBA.com. January 29, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
- "Team Hill at Team Webber". NBA.com. February 14, 2014. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
- Warriors cruise past Hawks 114-95 for best record in NBA
- Barnes' shot lifts Warriors to 107-106 win over Suns
- Bay Area Bellwether: How the Improvement of Harrison Barnes Mirrors Golden State’s Ascent
- Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought
- "ACSMA Announces 2010-11 Individual Awards for ACC Men's Basketball". theacc.com. March 8, 2011.
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