Visitor coming for Barnett

With an improved game and more athleticism the sky is the limit for Jordan Barnett, and some of college basketball's best are taking notice.

Three-star class of 2014 wing Jordan Barnett from St. Louis (Mo.) Christian Brothers is in the middle of a very good junior season and could be in line for a bump in the rankings. The 6-foot-7 small forward has made strides with his game and that means more college coaches are making their way to see him play.

Barnett had 19 points in a losing effort to rival St. Louis (Mo.) Chaminade on Friday night. Despite the loss it was obvious that Barnett really has made strides with his game since the summer.

"I think my season has been all right," said Barnett. "It hasn't been great, but it has been all right. I am averaging a career high which I should be. I am happy with how I am handling the ball better and how I am rebounding more. I have to stay attacking. I am happy that I am attacking the basket and getting more good looks."

He continued, "I've been working on my jump shot in the summer and it is falling a little bit. I am just trying to stay confident and get my shots up."

Recruiting wise several schools have been in to see Barnett this winter.

"This winter Harvard, Florida, North Carolina last week, Purdue, Michigan State, and Missouri have all been in," Barnett listed.

In fact North Carolina boss Roy Williams is expected in St. Louis next week to evaluate Barnett.

"That's a huge deal," Barnett said of Williams' visit. "That is one of the biggest coaches in NCAA basketball. To have him come watch me is a big deal. I really appreciate that."

Following the game Barnett's father indicated that a visit to Florida is set for February 9. Barnett himself isn't positive that the trip has been finalized, but he did indicate he wants to get to Florida soon.

"We were going to go last week, but then something came up, but I definitely plan to get there at some point," said Barnett of the Gators.

With more and more interest coming his way Barnett is sure to evaluate all of his options and make an informed college decision.


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