Korvotney Barber, the No. 34 ranked player in the class of 2005 had his coming out party during April at the Kingwood Classic. Now the 6-foot-6, 220-pound power forward from Manchester (Ga.) High School has most of the southeast recruiting him. Four of those schools have him scheduled for official visits.
“I will go to Georgia on September 3rd, Auburn on the 18th, Florida State on the 25th, and Kentucky on October 15th or 16th for midnight madness,” said Barber about his visit schedule. “I don’t really have a favorite and there are some other schools I’m looking at, but I am going to visit where I’m most interested. I might use my fifth visit for Alabama or Tennessee.”
All six of these schools have made scholarship offers according to Barber, and there is one factor that will primarily determine which school he chooses.
“Early playing time is the most important thing besides getting my degree on time, which is up to me,” he said.
Along with averaging 16 points and 15 rebounds, the strong and very athletic Barber said he averaged a whopping 8 blocks per game during his junior season. In one game he actually blocked a mind boggling 18 shots.
The trick for Barber is to improve his skill level to match his athleticism, so he can be a combo forward on the collegiate level.
“I’m mostly a power forward, but I want to play the three/four in college,” he said. “I am working on my perimeter game. I dribble pretty good and can shoot. I just don’t shoot that much.”