Offers Continue To Roll In For Barnes

Since leaving the Nike Hoop Jamboree on Sunday, Harrison Barnes has had trouble putting his phone down. The talented wing has already heard from a host of schools, including five head coaches.

If the Nike Hoop Jamboree was any indication, it looks like Harrison Barnes is on a mission. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound wing took on all challengers at camp and was certainly among the best prospects in attendance.

The silky smooth wing, of Ames (Iowa) High, is a high level athlete that is capable of stepping out and knocking down deep jumpers, as well as attacking defenders off the dribble. For the camp, Barnes averaged 12.4 points per game.

"I think I played well," the five-star prospect said. "It was a really good time and it was a really fun experience."

"Individually I thought I played well," he continued. "I blocked shots. I played some good defense, rebounded and I created for my teammates. I thought I played well."

The Hoop Jamboree is among the best events in the country, and is the type of event where underclassmen can get a feel for where they stand with other guys in their class. Barnes felt like he held his own against some of the nations best.

"I just came out with the mentality that there were a lot of top basketball players in each class here and I'm just trying to measure my skills and see how good I am compared to these top guys," Barnes said. "I thought that I held my own out there."

Since returning from camp, Barnes has been busy taking phone calls from college coaches. Among the schools he's already talked to are Georgetown, LSU, Maryland, Iowa, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Texas and Kansas.

"My phone has been ringing off the hook," Barnes, who is No. 12 overall on, said.

Barnes has even been contacted by a handful of head coaches. Bill Self, of Kansas, John Thompson, of Georgetown, Tubby Smith, of Minnesota, Trent Johnson, of LSU, and Gary Williams, of Maryland, have all made calls to the talented wing.

"I'm just mostly taking it in stride," he said. "I have a pretty heavy summer ahead of me, so I'm focused on that right now. With recruiting I'm having to put it off on the side, but I'm just open to any school right now and I'm just taking my time."

Thus far Barnes has picked up scholarship offers from Iowa, Iowa State, TCU, Indiana, Maryland, USC, Texas, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Purdue.

After participating in the Hoop Jamboree, Barnes won't get much time to rest as he's on his way to the NBPA Top 100 camp, which begins on Wednesday. He hopes to close out June with a trip to Vince Carter Camp, but he's unsure if he'll get invited.

In July, he said there's a chance he'll play in the LeBron James Skill Academy camp. He'll then close out July playing with All-Iowa Attack at the Kentucky Hoopfest, the Super Showcase and the KC Prep Invitational.

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