As Watzone said a couple days ago another Duke prospect from the 2010 class would be offered very soon. Well today scout.com is reporting that we have offered Harrison Barnes a 6'6 SF from Iowa.
Barnes has been getting rave reviews for a few months on a Wisconsin website, and is supposed to have a good head on his shoulders. UW apparently is staying involved with him even though they have committed all their scholarships through 2010. Jamil Wilson, OTOH, is having some questions raised about him on that board re: collegiality, playing hard all the time, an underwhelming summer so far. UW apparently is no longer involved with him.
Where are you getting this? I have heard nothing about such a kid and scout.com doesn't seem to even have him listed as a prospect for 2010...
Can we get a link or something?
From a Duke perspective, he's got the athleticism that you would look for in an elite wing, an above-average mid-range shot, the ability to consistently take his defender off of the dribble, enough lateral quickness to guard ACC 2/3s, and is articulate. At 16, Barnes is currently a legitimate 6'5." With the way Duke uses their 3s, you'd like to see him add more consistency to his perimeter shot.
Looks great, but definitely out of the blue. How many scholarships can we offer for 2010, assuming no one leaves early? Seems that we have a couple of other offers outstanding.
Rivals lists him at #6
Code:2010 Rank Pos Ht/Wt 1 Jeremy Tyler F 6-9/240 San Diego (CA) San Diego A physical presence with a promising skill package. 2 Tristan Thompson F 6-8/210 Newark (NJ) St. Benedict's Prep Rapidly developing small forward with length. 3 Jared Sullinger F 6-7/260 Columbus (OH) Northland A big bodied post player who produces. 4 Josh Smith C 6-9/265 Covington (WA) Kentwood A large presence in the paint with good hands and feet. 5 Josh Selby G 6-1/ Bel Air (MD) DeMatha An eletric playmaker with a fearless game. 6 Harrison Barnes F 6-6/190 Ames (IA) Ames Senior Well rounded wing with a mature game. 7 DeShaun Thomas F 6-7/210 Fort Wayne (IN) Bishop Luers Big time inside/outside scoring threat. 8 Brandon Knight G 6-3/170 Coral Springs (FL) Pine Crest Lengthy point guard with an advanced feel for the game. 9 Reggie Bullock G 6-5/175 Kinston (NC) Kinston Big guard with big-time upside. 10 Joe Jackson G 6-0/150 Memphis (TN) White Station
Obviously, rankings of 16-year-olds who are still 2-3 years away from college are subject to massive fluctuation (anyone recall when Derrick Character was the #1 player in his class -- by a lot!!)...
But, that said, Harrison Barnes is currently the #6 player in the 2010 class according to Rivals and appears to be the #3 player in the 2010 class according to Scout (Scout does position rankings and ranks Barnes as the #1 SF so he may not technically be #3).
So, uhhh, he's a big time recruit
--Jason "the kid has shot up the rankings lately and had been getting interest only from Midwest schools until recently" Evans
The offer is fresh, as in just "officially" made in the past week. Coach K really liked what he saw during the camps last week. Barnes is a very impressive Duke type kid that half the nation is chasing.
thanks for clearing that up
Like usually when a big tournament comes up and the player tells the schools hes intrested in. Or when they are close to a decision and announce the final schools.
There's been quite a bit of talk that it will be hard to get him out of Ames (location of Iowa State). Supposedly a great kid.