ATLANTA -- Will Barton eats. He swears it.
The NBA Draft prospect from the University of Memphis carries the weight of his professional aspirations as he works out for league coaches around the country, but his interview sessions lately tend to center on actual weight the type that shows up on the scales.
I eat a lot. Im serious, Barton said with a laugh after a private workout with the Atlanta Hawks. I do pushups, I lift weights. Its just a thing to where Ill never put on that much weight.
Such questions have persisted since his high school days, though nothing stopped him back then. After averaging 20.8 points per game his senior season at Brewster Academy in Maryland, Barton was tabbed as the nations top shooting guard in the Class of 2010. And when he and his brother, Antonio, spurned top colleges around the country for Coach Josh Pastner and Memphis, talks of a revival ensued.
The news could not have come at a better time for Pastner, who had recently been named the Tigers...