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Harrison Barnes

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Background

NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Was selected by Golden State in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft (seventh overall). Named to 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team. Enters 2013-14 owning career averages of 9.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 25.8 minutes in 81 regular-season games (all starts) over one season with Golden State. Has appeared in 12 playoff games, averaging 16.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 38.4 minutes per contest.

2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS WITH GOLDEN STATE:
Appeared in 81 games (all starts), averaging 9.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 25.8 minutes, earning First Team All-Rookie honors. Among rookies, ranked fifth in scoring, 10th in rebounding, 10th in field goal percentage and seventh in three-point percentage. His 81 starts were second most among rookies, behind only Portland's Damian Lillard (82 games). Was selected as a starter for Team SHAQ in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend, tallying 12 points in 19 minutes. Scored a career-high-tying 21 points on a career-high nine field goals (9-of-11) on 2/2 vs. Phoenix. Scored a career-high-tying 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting (5-of-6 from deep) on 1/13 at Denver. Scored in double-figures 36 times and tallied 20-plus three times. Recorded four double-doubles, including a 20-point, 12-rebound performance on 11/19 vs. Dallas, the first 20/10 game by a Warriors rookie since Stephen Curry notched a triple-double (36 points, 13 assists, 10 rebounds) on 2/10/10 vs. the Clippers. Tallied 19 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in 40 minutes on 11/14 vs. Atlanta, the first time a Warriors rookie recorded at least those figures since Anthony Randolph went for 24 points and 16 rebounds on 4/13/09 vs. San Antonio and the first time a Warriors rookie had 13 rebounds since Chris Hunter grabbed 13 on 3/6/10 at Charlotte. o Made his NBA debut on 10/31 at Phoenix, totaling six points and three rebounds and becoming the youngest Warrior (20 years, 154 days) to start a season opener since Joe Smith (20 years, 100 days) started on 11/3/95 at Houston. o Missed one game (1/29 at Cleveland) with a sore left knee. o Appeared in 12 playoff games (all starts), leading all rookies with 16.1 points and 6.4 rebounds to go with 1.3 assists in 38.4 minutes, the first rookie to average at least 16 points and six rebounds in the playoffs (min. 10 games) since David Robinson in 1990. Scored 20-plus points in four games after doing so just three times during the regular season, including consecutive 25-point games on 5/12 and 5/14 vs. San Antonio, becoming the first Warriors rookie since Tom Meschery in 1962 to post consecutive games of 25-plus points in the postseason, and the first player under the age of 21 ever to do so in the NBA. Scored a career-high 26 points to go with 10 rebounds on 5/12 vs. San Antonio, the first 25/10 game of his career, making him the first Warriors rookie with a 25-point, 10-rebound game in the playoffs since Billy Owens (25 points, 11 rebounds) on 4/23/92 at Seattle and the first to do so in the second round or later since Mitch Richmond (25 points, 13 rebounds) on 5/9/89 at Phoenix. o Made his postseason debut on 4/20 at Denver, totaling eight points.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:
Appeared in 75 games (73 starts) over two seasons with North Carolina, averaging 16.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29.3 minutes while shooting .430 from the field and .349 from three-point range. Helped North Carolina to consecutive Elite Eight appearances. Appeared in 38 games (37 starts) as a sophomore, leading the team in scoring with 17.1 points (third in ACC) to go with 5.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.08 steals in 29.2 minutes, earning First Team All-ACC honors. Also earned Second Team All-America accolades from NABC and Third Team from The Sporting News as well as an NABC All-District selection. Named to the All-ACC Tournament Second Team, scoring 23 points in the ACC championship game on 3/11 vs. Florida State. Appeared in 37 games (36 starts) as a freshman, averaging 15.6 points (tops among ACC freshmen), 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 29.4 minutes, earning ACC Rookie of the Year honors and a spot on the All-ACC Second Team. Also earned Freshman All-America honors by USBWA and FoxSports.com and was a USBWA All-District pick. Garnered First Team All-ACC Tournament honors with averages of 24.7 points and 5.0 rebounds. Tied a conference record for most points in an ACC game by a freshman with 40 points (12-17 FG, 6-8 3FG, 10-11 FT) in the ACC semifinal on 3/12 vs. Clemson, including 14 of UNC's 19 overtime points. Earned NCAA East Regional All-Tournament accolades, helping North Carolina to the Elite Eight with 21.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in four games. Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors three times.

USA BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS:
Was one of 27 players invited to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball Men's National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas. Was a member of the USA Junior National Team and had a 46-point, 14-rebound performance against Serbia in 2009.

PERSONAL:
Mother is Shirley Barnes...Has one sister, Jourdan-Ashle...Full name is Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes...Given the middle name "Jordan" after Michael Jordan, whom Barnes' mother was a big fan of...Is close to his high school coach Vance Downs...Won numerous accolades as a prep at Ames High School, including The Sporting News' 2009 National High School Athlete of the Year, USA Today's 2010 National Player of the Year and the Morgan Wootten Award as the 2010 National Player of the Year (award also considers character, leadership and student-athlete values)...Led Ames to back-to-back undefeated state championships, winning 53 consecutive games (26-0 in 2009 and 27-0 in 2010)...Named MVP at McDonald's All-Star Game, the Nike Hoop Summit and the Jordan Brand Classic...Named First-Team Parade and USA Today All-American...As a senior, averaged 27.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, four assists and four steals while shooting .431 from three-point range...Broke Iowa's state scoring record previously held by Fred Hoiberg (1,787 points)...Ames went 89-9 in his four years, going undefeated at home in each of the last three and winning four-straight conference championships...Named two-time Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year, two-time First Team All-State and Iowa's Mr. Basketball…Also competed in track & field (high jump and long jump)...Played saxophone and sang in the school choir...Attended Ames High School with Creighton All-American Doug McDermott...Traveled to China following his rookie season as part of the NBA Nation tour, visiting and interacting with fans at various events over 10 days in the cities of Qingdao, Shanghai and Tianjin...Was extremely active in the community during his first season with the Warriors, making numerous appearances at community, corporate sponsor and season ticket holder events...Hosted the Holidays With Harrison event during the holiday season, surprising 10 youth essay contest winners with an all-expenses paid shopping spree at the adidas store in San Francisco...Is a big supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and, in honor of being named First Team All-Rookie, rewarded five outstanding youth from clubs as part of the 2012-13 Boys & Girls Club First Team, hosting the children at a special lunch and congratulating them on their accomplishments in the classroom and community over the past year...Attended the Wall of Champions unveiling at McClymonds High School in Oakland along with McClymonds alum and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell...Served as an honorary coach for the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game at NBA All-Star 2013...Attended a Warriors youth basketball clinic on the day of his introductory press conference in the Bay Area, and has also attended several sessions of Warriors Basketball Camp...Took part in the Back To School Rookie Reading Rally at Sobrante Park Elementary School in Oakland shortly before the beginning of his rookie season...Enjoys watching international soccer...Is on Twitter @HBarnes.
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Vitals

Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 225 lbs./ 102.1 kg
Born: May 30, 1992
From: University of North Carolina
Draft: 1st Round (7th pick) 2012 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  Golden State Warriors 2012 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: North Carolina/USA

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