Originally written on Hoops Manifesto  |  Last updated 11/11/14


Harrison Barnes
North Carolina - Sophomore (Born 1992)
Small Forward
6'9" 223lbs


The Good:

- great size, length for NBA small forward
- 6'11" wingspan
- big time scorer
- smart, mature player
- solidĀ defender
- big game/big college program experience




The Bad:

- struggles to create offense on his own
- very inconsistent
- considered to be an underachiever during his collegiate career
- needs to improve his outside shot
- doesn't possess NBA-level athleticism/explosiveness
- plays too passively often


NBA Comparison:Ā 

Marvin Williams


The Skinny:

No player's stock has fallen more in the past two years than Harrison Barnes's, who heading into his freshman campaign was the projected first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Ā Barnes should still be a top 10 pick this June due to his size, length and scoring abilities, but he doesn't project to be a NBA star. Ā Most pundits expect him to be nothing more than a solid "catch and shoot" NBA wing scorer.




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