Ames (Iowa) Senior High School fell one game short of the state tournament, but one of the top 2010 prospects in the country Harrison Barnes was rewarded for his strong play by being named First Team All-State. The 6-foot-6, 190-pound small forward also has some new schools tracking him.
With offers already in hand from Iowa, Iowa State and Indiana State, Barnes is now hearing from Kansas, Minnesota, Tennessee and USC.
Reluctant to name favorites, Barnes is receiving the strongest attention from both Iowa and Iowa State. Once Barnes hits the 17-under circuit this spring expect more schools to turn up the heat. A few schools are already turning it up.
"During the season Wisconsin and Purdue watched me play along with Iowa and Iowa State," said Barnes, who recently visited Iowa. "Wisconsin has been trying to get me in for a visit since last fall but that will more than likely happen this spring or summer. Purdue would like for me to visit in June. Tennessee wanted to come up for my sub-state game, but the schedule didn't work out since they were preparing to play Memphis. And USC has been sending mail on a weekly basis, sometimes daily, since December."
Barnes ran with the Iowa Attack on the 15-under circuit last travel season and will once again be with the Iowa Attack on the 17-under circuit this travel season.
A multi-positional player, Barnes has a complete skill package as a wing player along with the ability to score in multiple ways.