Rowan Barrett

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Rowan Barrett
Canada men's national basketball team
PositionGeneral manager
Personal information
Born (1972-11-24) November 24, 1972 (age 46)
Scarborough, Ontario
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolWest Hill Collegiate Institute
(Toronto, Ontario)
CollegeSt. John's (1992–1996)
NBA draft1996 / Undrafted
Playing career1997–2008
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Number5, 8, 9
Career history
1997–1998Lucentum Alicante
1998–1999Boca Juniors
1999, 2001, 2003Cocodrilos de Caracas
2002Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2002Hapoel Haifa
2002–2003Ramat HaSharon
2003–2005JDA Dijon
2007–2008Élan Chalon
Career highlights and awards

Rowan Barrett Sr. (born November 24, 1972) is a retired Canadian[1] professional basketball player. At a height of 1.98 m (6'6") tall,[2] he played at the shooting guard and small forward positions. He currently serves as general manager of the Canadian men's national team.

High school career[edit]

Born in the Scarborough district of Toronto, Ontario,[1] Barrett attended West Hill Collegiate Institute, where he played high school basketball.

College career[edit]

Barrett played NCAA Division I college basketball at St. John's University, with the St. John's Red Storm, from 1992 to 1996.

Professional career[edit]


Barrett was under contract with the Toronto Raptors (1997 and 1999), and Philadelphia 76ers (1999), but he never played in any NBA regular season games with those teams.


Some of the clubs that Barrett played professionally with include: in Spain, with Etosa Alicante (2nd Division) (1997–98), in Argentina, with Boca Juniors (1998–99), in Venezuela, with Cocodrilos de Caracas (1999, 2001, 2003), in Cyprus, with Keravnos Keo (2000–01), in Greece, with Dafni (2001), in Israel, with Maccabi Rishon LeZion (2002), Hapoel Haifa (2002), and Ramat HaSharon (2002–03), in France, with JDA Dijon Basket (2003–05), ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne (2006–07), and Élan Chalon (2007–08), and in Italy, with Vertical Vision Cantù (2005–06).[3][4]

He was the Top Scorer, of the European-wide 2nd-tier level league, the FIBA Saporta Cup, in the 2000–01 season.

National team career[edit]

Barrett played for the senior Canadian national basketball team. With Canada, he played at the 1998 FIBA World Championship, the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, and the 2002 FIBA World Championship. He also played at the 1993 FIBA AmeriCup, the 1997 FIBA AmeriCup, the 1999 FIBA AmeriCup, and the 2003 FIBA AmeriCup.[5]

He also played at the 1999 Pan American Games and the 2003 Pan American Games.

Post-playing career[edit]

Barrett is currently Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canada Basketball.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Barrett's son, RJ Barrett, was ranked as the number one high-school basketball player in the class of 2018,[7] and enrolled at Duke University for a year before being selected 3rd overall by the New York Knicks in the 2019 NBA Draft.


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