NBPA Camp: Anthony "Cat" Barber Spotlight

Five-star point guard Anthony Barber was a dominant force at the NBPA Top 100 camp. Now a Big XII and SEC school lead for his services.

Maybe the top performer and person who helped his stock the most at the NBPA Top 100 Camp was Anthony Barber. The man simply known as "Cat" was dominant from the point guard position in terms of his ability to score and create for others.

At 6-foot-1 with big time athleticism, Barber is nearly impossible to stop off the dribble. Then once he gets to the rim he is crafty enough to know how to finish. Add in that he has turned himself into a very reliable shooter, and guarding Barber is simply a problem.

During the NBPA Camp, Barber said he was focused on improving one part of his game specifically.

"The camp is good," said Barber. "There is real good competition here. It is all about playing basketball and getting better. I am working on being a real point guard. I think I am good at it, but I know I have to get better at it and I am working on that."

Recruiting wise Barber says he is getting the most attention from Kansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Baylor, Florida, Florida State, and Virginia amongst others.

With that Kansas and Alabama seem to be getting the most traction in the recruitment.

With Alabama, Barber cited his relationship with Head Coach Anthony Grant as a huge reason for his fondness of the program. Also a visit to Tuscaloosa is coming up for Barber this week.

"I like Coach Grant a lot," Barber explained. "He is just a great person and I have a good relationship with him. He is always honest with you and tells you the truth."

Also Kansas and Bill Self have done the same thing. The head coach and Barber are building a very strong bond.

"Kansas is a great school," said Barber. "I talked to Bill (Self) right before I came to NBA Camp and I have a good relationship with the whole coaching staff."

An in-state school also working very hard is Virginia. Barber has been on a visit to the school, and says he enjoys talking with Coach Tony Bennett.

"(Bennett) talks to my dad a lot," Barber said. "We came up here for a visit and we talked about basketball and life. I like Coach Bennett he seems like a good guy."

For Barber he does say a decision could come soon, though he could also elect to wait it out.

"I might decide going into the Peach Jam or right before my high school year," said Barber.

No matter when he chooses to make his commitment, schools will definitely hang in there with the No. 14 overall prospect who should go up when rankings are next updated.

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