NC State junior Anthony "Cat" Barber had his jersey retired last night by his high school, Hampton (VA) High. Barber and Wolfpack head coach Mark Gottfried were on hand for the ceremony.
Barber, who wore No. 12, was dominant at Hampton High, leading the Crabbers to a state title while setting the scoring record in the Penisula District. He joins Virginia prep legend Ronald Curry as the only two players to have their jerseys retired at the school.
“It’s special, not a lot of guys get this done,” Barber told WAVY.com reporter Brian Parsons.
Mark Gottfried praised his junior guard, who is currently leading the ACC in scoring.
“We’re all extremely proud of Cat,” Gottfried told Parsons. “He’s grown up as a young man, which makes me feel as good as anything. This is a big night for him to have his jersey retired, it’s great for him to be back here amongst everyone that’s supported him along the way.”
Barber and NC State return to action Saturday at noon against Wake Forest.
Here is video of Barber's ceremony courtesy of WAVY.com.