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12 - Anthony Barber

6-3, 175 Point Guard
NC State Junior
Birthday
07/25/94 (25.9 yrs)
Hometown
Hampton, VA
High School
Hampton
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
7
Size
7
Defense
7
Strength
6
Quickness
10
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
8
Potential
8
Passing
8
Intangibles
6

NBA Comparison: Brandon Jennings/Ish Smith

Strengths: Possesses a lightning quick first step and the ability to blow by most defenders. One of the quickest if not the quickest PG on the college level …  Improving jump shot from both inside and outside the arc … Had a 40 made free throws in a row streak during junior year, and is hitting 87% on high volume, a tribute to his vastly improved shooting and dedication … Has become very adept at drawing fouls, hitting over 7.2 per game on 8.3 attempts per game … Quick hands on defense … Evolving into one of the better PGs in the country after struggling with efficiency early on in his career … Decent size and wingspan for the PG position … Great touch around the basket and an above average finisher at this point in his career … Ambidextrous. Great ball handler and can do so with both hands … Becoming a much better floor general and leader as opposed to just a scorer … Has good PG size, being measured at 6’2 with a 6’4 wingspan while in high school …

Weaknesses: Body strength remains a concern as he lacks great ability to absorb contact … Gets bumped off of his path/spots and too easily … As a junior, he is still very light so he will probably always be on the thin side … Shot selection can still be an issue at times, though vastly improved … Has a tendency to try to do too much on offense instead of deferring to his teammates when necessary … Mechanics on jump shot aren’t great and his jumper is a little flat … Entry passes to the post aren’t great and doesn’t look there enough, whether naturally or by design … Still doesn’t necessarily make his teammates better all the time as he looks to score before all else … Came in college with some off court concerns but has matured by all accounts …

Overall: Improved tremendously from his freshman to junior years … His speed and handles make him an NBA prospect at the PG position … An ever improving jump shot that will go a long way towards his success at the next level …  Very even keeled player that rarely gets too emotional on the court … Great physical tools and decent athleticism, although not a great one on one defender …  Projected as an early to mid second round prospect and climbing …

Notes:
 Measured 6’2 (in shoes) 168 lbs, with a 6’4 wingspan at the 2012 LeBron James Skills Academy … Nickname is "Cat" … Came into college as a borderline top 25 recruit … Had his (#12) number retired by Hampton High School, in Virginia, along with Ronald Curry (#22) …

Clayton Crowe 2/3/16
 

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