Harrison Barnes

Position: Guard
Height: 6-8
Weight: 210
School: Ames High School
Hometown: Ames, IA
College: North Carolina

USA Basketball

  • Named on Jan. 19, 2010 to the USA Junior National Select Team that will compete in the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit.


  • Signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of North Carolina in 2010-11.


  • Honored as the 2010 Morgan Wooten Player of the Year.
  • Tabbed the 2009 and 2010 Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year.
  • Selected as Iowa's Mr. Basketball in 2010 by the Iowa Newspaper Association.
  • A 2010 McDonald's All-American, helped the West Team to a 107-104 win with 18 points and five rebounds in 22 minutes played on March 31 in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Selected as a member of the West team for the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic, which will be played on April 17 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
  • Named as a finalist for the Naismith Boy's High School Player of the Year on Feb. 24 and listed on the watch list released on Dec. 11.
  • Ranked as the No. 1 player in the class of 2010 by Scout.com and ESPNU and No. 2 by Rivals.com.
  • Named Parade All-America second team in 2009.
  • Tabbed as the 2009 Iowa Sports Connection 4A and Des Moines Register Player of the Year.

High School

  • Has played four varsity seasons at Ames High School (Ames, Iowa), where he has led the Little Cyclones to an 89-9 overall record, including our straight conference championships.
  • Finished his prep career as the Little Cyclones all-time leading scorer with 1,787 points and all-time rebounder with 769, started in 78 of 98 games played and also totaled 181 assists, 196 steals and 93 blocked shots.
  • Helped Ames to consecutive undefeated seasons as a junior and senior to compile a 53-0 record.
  • Averaged 26.1 ppg., 10.0 rpg., 3.6 spg. and 1.2 bpg. as a senior in 2009-10, led Ames to a second consecutive Iowa 4A state title and a 27-0 season in 2009-10; shot 62.4 percent from the field, 42.7 percent from 3-point and 74.9 percent from the free throw line.
  • Averaged 19.7 ppg., 8.4 rpg. 2.3 apg., 2.0 spg. and 1.3 bpg. as a junior in 2008-09 to help Ames to a 4A state title and a 26-0 record; shot 56.6 percent from the field, 42.2 percent from 3-point and 73.0 percent from the free throw line.
  • As a sophomore in 2007-08, averaged 16.3 ppg., 7.5 rpg. and 1.5 spg. to help Ames to a 20-3 record and teh substate finals; shot 55.9 percent from the field, 44.9 percent from 3-point and 76.5 percent from the free throw line.
  • As a freshman in 2006-07, helped Ames to a 16-6 record and averaged 8.9 ppg., 4.9 rpg. and 1.0 spg; shot 46.4 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from 3-point and 68.9 percent from the free throw line.
  • Played AAU for All-Iowa Attack from 7th through 11th grade; also played for the Howard Pulley AAU in 2009.
  • Particpated in the 2008 and 2009 LeBron James Skills Academy, the Paul Pierce Shooting Academy in 2009, the NBPA Top 100 Camp in 2008 and 2009 and the Chris Paul Camp in 2009.