Evaluation From Scouts, Inc.
May, 2009: The more you watch, the more you like, when it comes to evaluating Barnes. He has a quintessential frame for the 2 or the 3 and the skills to boot. He is a very good athlete with deceptive speed and quickness off the dribble. His offensive game is polished as he can dominate his opponent in a number of ways. His jump shot is deadly in the mid-range, but it’s not as proficient from the stripe as it could be. However, he has a step-back fall away jump shot that was borderline Kobe-esque. His fundamentals are very good and he always gets into a triple threat position before attacking his opponent. He can finish with either hand off the bounce and sometimes with a dunk in traffic. If a smaller and/or quicker defender gets into him, he has the savvy to post him up and attack. His pivot work in the paint area was smooth and he has a tremendous knack of finishing plays with contact. He moves well without the ball and there isn’t any real wasted motion to his game. Overall, on the offensive end, Barnes isn’t flashy, but his efficiency and production are high-level. Defensively, he picked up his man full court and with his length and feel, he should be an outstanding defender at the next level. Full Evaluation Here