Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Harrison Barnes is as polished as they come. Oh, his game could still use a little work but off the floor, its easy to see how Barnes and Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving fast became friends. Then again, Barnes played his college ball at North Carolina and Irving at Duke. Hard to find a more bitter rivalry than that. Yet somehow, Barnes and Irving are tight. He only played 10 (actually 11) games (at Duke), Barnes said of Irving from the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. He jokes with me it took 60 games for me to get drafted. Sounds a lot like Irving, doesnt it? Anyway, Barnes and Irving met at a basketball camp prior to college and immediately hit it off. Theyve remained close and its part of the reason the Cavs are said to be leaning toward drafting Barnes with the No. 4 overall pick. Of course, a much bigger reason would be the idea that the Cavs like Barnes game. Hes a 6-foot-8 small forward with perfect form on his jumper. Most general managers and scouts feel hell be even better...
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