Anthony "Cat" Barber is one of the top prospects in the Class of 2013, a 6-foot-1 point guard who is as fast with the ball on the court as he is quiet off it.
Recently, Phog.net spent a few minutes on the phone with Boo Williams - the legendary AAU basketball coach from Virginia who helms the Nike-sponsored squad that bears his name. Williams has coached a number of McDonald's All-American and NBA prospects throughout his career, and this season he's coaching a handful with that type of potential yet again, including Barber.
Though summer has yet to officially begin, Williams is pleased with the progress his point guard is making, and made special note of his athleticism.
"He's progressing," Williams said, of Barber. "He's getting the point guard position down."
Where has he shown the most progress?
"His leadership on the court," Williams said. "He's getting better and better leading on the court. The point guard position is a tough position, so he's getting better at that."
And though Williams understandably didn't want to speak for his star prospect as to favorites, he did mention that the Crimson Tide and the Jayhawks had been recruiting him hard, and for longer than most.
Check back with Scout.com for more on his recruitment as it develops.