UNC Men's Basketball Bio
40 Harrison Barnes
Barnes Barnes 720812



The ninth Tar Heel to earn ACC Rookie of the Year honors (Sam Perkins, Michael Jordan, J.R. Reid, Ed Cota, Joseph Forte, Marvin Williams, Tyler Hansbrough, Brandan Wright and Barnes) and the fourth to play for head coach Roy Williams • The 14th Tar Heel to earn Freshman All-America honors (USBWA and Fox Sports.com) • Second-team All-ACC selection, the first UNC freshman to accomplish that since Brandan Wright in 2007 • Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors three times, including the last week of the regular season for his game-winning shot at Florida State and a team-high 18 points in a win over Duke to decide the regular season champion • An NABC and USBWA all-district selection • An NCAA East Regional all-tournament selection • Averaged 21.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in NCAA Tourney play • Earned first-team All-ACC Tournament honors (24.7 ppg, 5.0 rpg) • Most points by a UNC freshman in the ACC Tournament since Phil Ford had 78 in 1975 • The 11th UNC freshman to earn first-team All-ACC Tournament honors.

Averaged 21.5 points (shot 46.5 percent from the floor, 38.7 percent from three-point range and 82.4 percent from the free throw line) over the last 10 games • Started 36 games at small forward • Scored 15.7 points per game, second-highest on the team (scored one point less than Tyler Zeller) and eighth in the ACC • Posted the fifth-highest scoring average ever by a UNC freshman • Led the team in three-pointers (67) and was second in free throw percentage (.750) • Led UNC with 497 field goal attempts (ties Joseph Forte in 2000 for the most ever by a UNC freshman) • Scored in double figures 30 times, including 17 of 19 ACC games, and 21 of the last 22 games • Scored 20 or more points eight times, all in the last 18 games • Shot 42.3 percent from the floor and 67 of 195 (.344) from three-point range • Was eighth in the ACC in field goal percentage and 10th in three-pointers made per game • Hit multiple three-pointers 20 times with a high of six against Clemson and four against Hofstra, at Boston College, Miami and Washington • Hit go-ahead and/or game-winning shots in wins over Virginia Tech, Clemson, Miami, at Clemson, at Florida State, Clemson in the ACC Tournament and Washington • Averaged a UNC-best 16.7 points in Carolina's 29 wins and 11.9 points in the eight losses • Leading freshman scorer in the ACC • Topped Carolina in scoring in 11 of the last 17 ACC games • Made a three-pointer in each of the last 20 games.

Scored 84 points in NCAA Tournament play (21.0), the most points and highest average by a UNC freshman in an NCAA Tournament • Was the fifth-highest scoring output by a Tar Heel in a four-game NCAA Tournament • Had 24 points against LIU, tying the school record for the most by a freshman in his first NCAA game (Tyler Hansbrough also had 24, against Murray State in 2006) • Became the first UNC freshman to score 20 or more points in his first three NCAA Tournament games • The only other Tar Heel, regardless of class, to score 20 or more points in each of his first three NCAA Tournament games was senior forward Lennie Rosenbluth, who scored 29, 39, 23, 31 and 20 in five games en route to the national title in 1957 • Joined Zeller as the first Tar Heels to score 20 or more points in three straight NCAA games since Sean May in 2005.

NCAA Tournament Highlights: Scored eight of his 18 points in a one minute span late in the game to cut an eight-point deficit to two in the regional final vs. Kentucky • Was the ninth time in the last 10 games he scored 18 or more points • Had 20 points and nine rebounds with a season-high seven on the offensive glass against Marquette • Hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 4:45 to play in the 86-83 win over Washington • Had 22 points, hit four three-pointers and had a season-high three steals against the Huskies • Had a key steal with 2:02 to play that led to a Dexter Strickland layup and 84-78 lead • Scored 24 points and grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds in his first NCAA Tournament game, a 102-87 win over LIU • After LIU tied the game at 33-33, Barnes scored 12 of UNC's 20 points to give UNC a 53-39 lead at the half • Was his third double-double • Most rebounds by a Tar Heel in NCAA play since Sean May had 17 against Iowa State in 2005.

ACC Tournament Highlights: Scored 40 points against Clemson in the ACC semifinal • Went 12 for 17 from the field (6 of 8 three-pointers) and 10 of 11 from the free throw line • Scored 16 of UNC's first 24 points to begin the game and 14 of UNC's 19 in overtime • Three-pointer with 1:22 to play in regulation made it 73-71 Clemson • Scored six of the first nine points in overtime • Made two three-pointers and converted a three-point play in overtime • Was the most points by a player in one overtime period in the ACC Tournament in at least 29 years.

The 40-point game was ...

  • the seventh 40-point game in ACC Tournament history
  • tied the fifth-highest point total in ACC Tournament history
  • first 40-point game in the ACC Tournament since Wake Forest's Randolph Childress scored 40 against Duke in 1995
  • first 40-point game by a Tar Heel since freshman Tyler Hansbrough had 40 against Georgia Tech on Feb. 15, 2006
  • the 17th 40-point game in UNC history (Barnes is the ninth Tar Heel to score 40 in a game)
  • the fourth 40-point game by a Tar Heel in ACC Tournament history (Lennie Rosenbluth holds the single-game ACC Tournament record with 45 against Clemson in the 1957 quarterfinal; Charles Scott had 40 against Duke in the 1969 championship game; and Scott had 41 against Virginia in the 1970 quarterfinal)
  • tied the alltime scoring record by any freshman in an ACC game, regular-season or Tournament (Hansbrough's 40 vs. Georgia Tech)
  • previous ACC Tournament record by a freshman was 33 by Georgia Tech's Mark Price in 1983 vs. Virginia
  • the 40 points was the most ever by any player in the ACC semifinals (previous 38 by Wake Forest's Len Chappell in 1962 and Maryland's Albert King in 1980)
  • made 12 field goals, tying the ACC Tournament record by a freshman (Wake Forest's Chris King also had 12 in 1989)
  • made six three-pointers, tying the UNC record in the ACC Tournament with Jason Capel against Clemson in the 2001 quarterfinals
  • scored 16 points in the first half, 10 in the second half and 14 in overtime
  • the 14 points equaled Clemson's overtime total and were as many points in just the five-minute extra period as 14 different players on both teams scored in the entire game
  • the 40 points are the most by any ACC player in a game this year (Nolan Smith had 34 against UNC)
  • the six three-pointers were a season-high by UNC (previous was five by Leslie McDonald vs. Long Beach State)
  • the 40 points equal the second-most nationally by any freshman this year (Alex Francis of Bryant College had 43 against Long Island University and Jared Sullinger of Ohio State had 40 against IUPUI)

    Led all scorers with 18 points in ACC Tourney win over Miami - had 10 of UNC's 22 first-half points and hit a long three-pointer with 5:13 to play that cut the Canes' once 19-point lead down to 55-51.

    ACC Regular-Season Highlights: Led Carolina in scoring with 18 points in win over Duke - after the Blue Devils scored the first seven points of the second half to pull within five, Barnes scored six of UNC's next eight points to build the lead back to 12.

    Hit winning three-pointer from the top of the key with 3.1 seconds to play in 72-70 victory at Florida State, his fifth winning shot in an ACC game • Scored nine of his 21 points in the first four minutes as Carolina built an early lead in the 87-76 win over Maryland • Took a season-high 23 shots, 10 from three-point range, against the Terps • Also grabbed a season-best five offensive rebounds vs. the Terps • Two completely opposite halves in the win at NC State - scored 14 of his game-high 16 points on 6 of 17 shooting in the second half after a two-point, 0 for 6 shooting effort in the first 20 minutes • Nailed his first jumper 12 seconds into the second half, then hit a three to give UNC a 40-33 lead • Had back-to-back follow slams to stretch UNC's lead to 64-56 with 3:40 to play • Answered an NC State three-pointer with a three of his own to seal the win • Had a season-best four assists and no turnovers along with 17 points against Wake Forest • Dunk with 3:02 to play gave UNC the lead for good in win at Clemson • Led all scorers at Clemson with 20 points, his third 20-point performance in five games.

    Earned co-Freshman of the Week honors (with Kendall Marshall) for his play against Boston College and Florida State, the second straight week he won the award • Had a game-high 17 points against the Seminoles, the third game in a row in which he led all scorers • Netted a season-high 26 points in UNC's 106-74 win at Boston College • Tied his season-high with four three-pointers at BC • Scored 25 points on 10 of 16 shooting in the 84-64 win over NC State • Scored 11 points in the opening 2:56 as UNC raced out to a 13-2 lead • Scored in double figures in both halves (12 in the first, 13 in the second) for the first time • Shot better than 50 percent from the floor for the first time since the second game • Hit a three-pointer after State cut the lead to 11 in the second half • His 10 field goals were a season-high for any Tar Heel to date.

    Hit two key shots including the game-winner in UNC's 74-71 triumph at Miami • Hit a fadeaway 18-footer with 1:09 to play to even the game at 71-all, then nailed a three-pointer from the corner with just 6.6 seconds to play as the shot-clock expired to give the Tar Heels the win • Three-pointer with just under 5:00 to play gave Carolina a 66-63 lead over Clemson and the Tar Heels would never trail or be tied again in the win • Scored eight of Carolina's final 14 points in its 64-61 win over Virginia Tech • Baseline jumper tied the game at 52 with 3:38 to play, a three-pointer gave UNC a 55-52 lead moments later and another three gave the Tar Heels a 60-56 edge with 1:32 to play • Made several big plays in the win at Virginia, including a key offensive rebound (saved a missed shot that was going out of bounds by throwing the ball over his head) that led to UNC's go-ahead points • Also blocked a shot with 1:16 to play and UNC leading by four.

    Pre-ACC Highlights: Had 16 points against Texas, including a three-pointer that tied the game at 76 with 12 seconds to play • Scored 19 points and added a season-high 10 rebounds (first double-double) against Long Beach • Scored a pair of key baskets in the second half after Long Beach cut UNC's lead to two • Scored 12 first-half points in the win over Kentucky • Scored 19 points (all in the first half) against Hofstra in Puerto Rico.

    The Sporting News' 2009 National High School Athlete of the Year • USA Today's National Player of the Year in 2010 • Also won the Morgan Wootten Award as the 2010 National Player of the Year (award also considers character, leadership and student-athlete values) • Played for Coach Vance Downs at Ames High School • Led Ames to back-to-back undefeated state championships • Won 53 consecutive games (26-0 in 2009 and 27-0 in 2010) • Scored 30 or more points six times as a senior with a season-high 36 at Mason City • Earned Most Valuable Player honors at the McDonald's All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio, the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Ore., and the Jordan Brand Classic in New York • Had 18 points and five rebounds at McDonald's, 27 points and seven rebounds at Nike Summit and 20 points, 15 rebounds at the Jordan Classic • First-team Parade and USA Today All-America • Averaged 27.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, four assists and four steals and shot 43.1 percent from three-point range as a senior • Ames won the sportsmanship trophy at the 2009 and 2010 state championship tournaments • MVP of the 2010 state championship, scoring 19 points in 47-37 win over Southeast Polk in the title game • Scored 1,787 career points, breaking Fred Hoiberg's previous state record • Championship game was played in front of a record crowd of more than 13,000 • Ames was undefeated at home his last three seasons and posted a four-year overall record of 89-9 • Won four straight conference championships • Two-time Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year • Mr. Basketball in Iowa • Two-time first-team all-state • Parade All-America first team in 2010 and second team in 2009 • Scored 46 points and had 14 rebounds for USA Junior National Team against Serbia in 2009.

    Born Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes • Member of DECA (marketing and management club) and SHEPH (students helping to eliminate poverty and hunger), participated in local food drives, worked with the Ronald McDonald House and led a weekly Bible study • Also competed in the high jump and long jump • Plays the saxophone and sang in the school choir • Member of the honor roll all four years, earned academic all-conference honors and was an Advanced Placement Scholar • Business administration major.

Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 215
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
High School: Ames
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