Harrison Barnes News Archive

Four Corners: UNC Alumni vs Current Players Pickup Games Highlight Camp Week

Roy Williams' Carolina Basketball Camp has completed its first session. One of the highlights is the scrimmage between former Tar Heel players and members of the current team. Tuesday's scrimmage featured an impressive turnout of former UNC players: Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller, Tyler Hansbrough, Justin Jackson, Marcus Paige, Marvin Williams, Jawad Williams and more.

Roy Williams Excited for 2018-19 Season

Roy Williams has a flood of former players arriving in town for camp week, including Marvin Williams, Tyler Hansbrough, John Henson, Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller, Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, and Justin Jackson. And later this week he’s planning to speak with NBA teams on behalf of Joel Berry and Theo Pinson, who hope to be drafted to start their pro careers.

Harrison Barnes saw first-hand the love affair fans in China have with the NBA

A little over a week ago, Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes saw first-hand how much fans in China love the NBA. Barnes was in China to celebrate the NBA Finals with Chinese fans and to help support the continued growth of basketball in China. The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyler Kuzma and former San Antonio Spurs superstar David Robinson joined Barnes.

Harrison Barnes to play for Team World in NBA Africa Game 2018 in August

Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes will continue his busy offseason when he’ll participate in the NBA Africa Game 2018 on Aug. 4 in Pretoria, South Africa. Barnes, who is currently in China doing clinics and promoting basketball and the Mavs’ two preseason games against Philadelphia in China this fall, averaged 18.9 points and 6.1 rebounds this season for Dallas.

Nassir Little will wow NBA personnel

Who said North Carolina can’t produce one-and-done talent? Nassir Little has the chance to become the highest draft selection out of UNC since Harrison Barnes, just as he is the first top-five prospect to commit to the Tar Heels since the Iowa native did in the fall of 2009. Little will wow NBA personnel as he was last measured at 6-foot-6 with a 7-foot-1 wingspan.

Harrison Barnes: 10 Questions with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Harrison Barnes: "Basketball is my first love, but it’s not my only one. Interacting with different people with different stories sparked my curiosity about what makes people not only good at what they do, but good, period. In that spirit, I’m doing a series of interviews with people who I admire from afar. My latest interview is with Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter."

Harrison Barnes has eyes set on another 'bucket-list' basketball experience

Harrison Barnes would like another shot at the U.S. national team and a bigger role than he had in the 2016 Olympics. Which was virtually no role at all, at least when it came to playing during games. He's going to get that opportunity. "Fingers crossed," Barnes said of making a bigger impact on the national team than when he was essentially the 12th man in 2016.

Final 2018 Rankings: Nassir Little Completes Climb

North Carolina basketball signee Nassir Little is No. 2 in final 247Sports rankings for the class of 2018 that were released on Thursday. Little is the highest ranked Tar Heel signee since No. 1 overall prospect Harrison Barnes from UNC's 2010 class. Little, a 6-7, 220-pound small forward from Orlando, Fla., signed with UNC in November and will enroll in June.

Come see the Tar Heels play (and run, and jump, and throw)

When people think about the Tar Heels, they think about Michael Jordan, Vince Carter and Julius Peppers. A younger generation thinks of Marcus Paige, Harrison Barnes and Mitch Trubisky. Maybe some think of Mia Hamm, or any of the brilliant soccer players to don Carolina Blue at Fetzer Field. Now, honestly, who thought about that crazy track race that one time?

Harrison Barnes on Sacramento protest, why he feels the need to speak out, and playing with Dirk

Protests over the recent shooting death of Stephon Clark by Sacramento police spilled over to the doors of a game between the Kings and the Dallas Mavericks on March 22. Thousands of seats remained empty as fans were turned away because of the protest. The game went on, and afterward Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes talked about the news off the court.

Harrison Barnes Makes U.S. National Team Roster

Harrison Barnes is among 35 players named this week to the 2018-20 USA Men's National Team roster of players who are expected to attend the July 25-27 USA Men's National Team minicamp in Las Vegas. It is expected that the 12-member 2019 USA World Cup and 2020 U.S. Olympic teams will be comprised of players from the 2018-20 USA National Team.

The secret behind Harrison Barnes’ recent surge: math

In his last 15 games, Harrison Barnes is averaging 21.7 points on 45.0 percent shooting, a sizzling 43.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 83.6 percent on 4.9 free throw attempts per game. He’s adding 2.8 assists, which is nearly a full assist higher than his season average and nearly double from last season. The secret? The fact that three is greater than two.

Mavs' Harrison Barnes flourishing in his natural position

Based on what's happened in his last four games - plus the fact that Rick Carlisle basically said as much Thursday night - the experiment of Harrison Barnes as a power forward is finished. Or at the least, on the shelf for a while. Barnes has been playing almost exclusively at his natural small-forward position lately and it has set very well with him. "I love it," he said.

It's About Winning For Joel Berry & Luke Maye

The last time North Carolina placed multiple players on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team was in 2012, when Tyler Zeller, Harrison Barnes and John Henson were on it. The conference featured 12 teams then. So for Joel Berry and Luke Maye to both make the first team now, with 15 teams in the ACC, speaks to what the duo has accomplished this season.

Harrison Barnes takes local kids to the movies

Harrison Barnes struck another socially conscious chord Monday night when the Dallas Mavericks’ forward paid for 150 kids to watch Hollywood’s hottest chic movie, “Black Panther,” at the Studio Movie Grill in Dallas. The superhero film is the first of the Marvel Comics series that features a predominantly African-American cast and an African-American director.

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