ESPN he only had 14 points. I think the point is that 14 (or even 16) quiet points against a low-major isn't really the stuff first-team All Americans are made of. In that sense he may be overrated, because it will be surprising (at least to me) if he's a first-team AA by the end of the year.
Having said that, I agree with you that anyone who's calling him a "bust" at this point is being a little bit silly.
Or even VERY silly. I always hate when folks jump on stuff like this, because it almost guarantees that the Basketball Gods will give Barnes a 43 point game at Cameron.
Yeah, that's the guy!
I am not calling him a bust. I am saying he isn't that athletic, and he will likely be a good college player, but not the "next Jordan" that a lot of people have been calling him.
Jordan? One former Carolina "star" that played in multiple final fours says his ram club buddies are comparing him to Kobe. lol.
That's worse, I like Kobe. lol
In all seriousness, I think he will be very good, but he is not going to be a Lebron or Kobe that went to college. He does not have the ability to dominate the world the way him, and his UNC people, want to pretend he can.
I am not sure which is more silly, Carolina fans comparing Barnes to Kobe/Jordan or Duke fans saying he is a bust because he only scored 14 points in their opening game and did not posterize anyone with a Sportscenter-worthy dunk.
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Hey call me bias but id pick Kyrie any day over Barnes. But this is coming from a guy with no pitchforks
Still, nice kid. I wish him well in his life.
and here is video of him at the Pro-Am earlier this year. I see plenty of athleticism. Hopefully he has as much success as your nonathletic team did last year!
i would be happy with Paul Pierce comparisons. Pierce is a great scorer and isn't physically as gifted as Kobe or Lebron. However, he is a big game player who can score in many different ways. Plus, if you underestimate him, he will throw one down on your head.