Dave, I'm very sure, You have heard the news, In regards to Harrison Barnes(The Top high-school player in the country for 2010), Announcing and signing a letter of intent with North Carolina today(Press conference was at 4:00pm in Iowa), Dave, Harrison Barnes will be
Playing for North Carolina for 1 year my man(Money is drug nice with his at the small Forward position), Dave, Harrsion Barnes(No relation/LOL), Gives, North Carolina a very good chance to take it(NCAA championship), In 2010/11, So you know, Your man Mike
Krzyzewski, Is mad heated, Right about now, My man/LOL, Dave, When, Roy Williams made the announcement, That he was coming back to coach North Carolina in 2004, Your man Mike Krzyzewsk's response, Was, This MF/LOL.
November 13, 2009
Carolina Blue Staff
AMES, IA--- In a stunning afternoon announcement at Ames High School, the nation's top-rated 'wing forward' prospect, Harrison Barnes, made the announcement that everyone has been waiting for---at least all of those in Carolina Blue.
Barnes, standing in front of a large audience of family members, classmates, coaches, teachers, media, and others, stepped up to the podium and announced that he'd be playing his college basketball for Roy Williams at the University of North Carolina.
Barnes used a computer-generated screen to contact Coach Williams and the UNC players as they were at practice on Friday, where he told them the good news.
By picking the Tar Heels, Barnes gives UNC fans something to be very happy about heading into what already promises to be a compelling basketball season as the Tar Heels defend its 2009 NCAA title.
2010 standout Harrison Barnes has elected to bring his tremendous game to Chapel Hill.
The announcement also sticks a dagger into the heart of Blue Devil fans who have been confident from the start that they had a great chance of landing the 6-7 standout, who led Ames High to an undefeated season last year and the Iowa class 4-A state championship.
Barnes joins Reggie Bullock and Kendall Marshall to create a powerful three-man freshman class for North Carolina in the fall of 2010, and arguably one of the top two or three classes in the entire country.
The Tar Heels lose seniors Marcus Ginyard and Deon Thompson after the 2009-2010 season, but the UNC coaching staff elected to save one scholarship after the departure of the four graduating seniors from the 2009 team.
This allowed Coach Williams to pursue Barnes from the beginning with the idea that he had one scholarship set aside just for him, and that he wasn't seriously recruiting anyone else.
Following the early commitments of Bullock and Marshall during their respective sophomore seasons, Williams firmly offered just one additional player in the 2010 class---Barnes---and from day one the Hall of Fame coach made Barnes his primary recruiting target.
Williams made his way to Ames less than 48 hours after winning the NCAA title this past April, going to Barnes' high school on the first day of the spring open contact period.
Barnes made his first visit to Chapel Hill in late June after attending the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville (Va.), and shortly thereafter scheduled an official visit to Chapel Hill for the same weekend (September 4-5) as the UNC Basketball 100th Anniversary Alumni Game, along with the 'NCAA championship ring ceremony' at halftime of the season-opening football game in Kenan Stadium.
Although Barnes took four other official visits to schools including Kansas, UCLA, Oklahoma, and Duke, while soaking in the full experience of a high-profile recruit all the way through the process, in the end he just felt most comfortable as a Tar Heel.
While he faced the stiffest of opposition from some of college basketball's greatest coaches, including Mike Krzyzewski, Bill Self, and Ben Howland, Williams has again worked his magic on the recruiting trail to land another difference-maker for his Tar Heels.
Stay tuned for much more from Barnes' press conference, including quotes and photographs from the newest Tar Heel.