Folks across the country will enjoy watching Harrison Barnes play basketball at the University of North Carolina next season.
Barnes, a 6-7 wing talent, helped Ames, Iowa High School in crushing about every opponent the Little Cyclones faced the last couple seasons. When opponents played Ames (and battled Barnes), it was basically a question how large the Little Cyclones' victory margin would become.
Barnes can play anywhere on the floor: guard, forward or center. The guy has a great first step. He is fluid. He can rise and dunk. The potential seems unlimited.
Barnes will have his defensive game questioned in college. But most high school stars must focus more on that part of the game at the next level because they aren't forced to do it in high school. North Carolina Coach Roy Williams will definitely demand it and I'm sure Barnes will respond to the challenge.
Barnes is the most celebrated boy's basketball player in the state of Iowa. This guy is a game changer. When people watch him they will discover why.
Look for Barnes to provide a major positive influence on the Tar Heels next season.
Williams certainly hopes Barnes becomes a vital ingredient in bringing North Carolina back to the top of the college basketball world again.
Are you looking forward to Barnes' career at North Carolina?