Barber Cancels Auburn Trip, Talks Kentucky

Kentucky head coach Tubby Smith made a very favorable impression upon 2005 prospect Korvotney Barber, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound combo forward from Manchester High School in Manchester, Georgia.

"Tubby came to my home last week," Barber said. "He's cool. I enjoyed talking with him about basketball and life. He offered me a scholarship. I had a good time with him."

Smith will have to wait a bit it appears for Barber's decision. "I am going to visit Kentucky for Midnight Madness (October 15th)," Barber said. "I am really looking forward to the trip."

Korvotney said he spoke in detail about where he would fit in with the Kentucky program. "Coach Smith spoke to me about playing the four (power forward) spot," Barber said. "I don't care where I play. I just want to play. I plan on trying to make myself better by improving my perimeter game this season."

Barber was supposed to visit Auburn this weekend. "They cancelled it," Barber said. "The weather was supposed to be bad. I don't know when I will reschedule it."

Barber also stated he was supposed to take an official visit to Florida State this weekend. "I might have to cancel that too," Barber said. "I am supposed to take an SAT prep class this weekend. I have to see what I have to do. I might not be able to go."

Korvotney, who sat out the summer due to a broken arm, also has Alabama on his list. "I don't know if I will visit there," he said. "I don't have a date yet."

Barber said he hopes to make a commitment in the Fall and sign a letter of intent in November.

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