"This is indicative of the great respect that Harrison has nationally, and it's an unbelievable accomplishment for a freshman," Roy Williams said. "I know Harrison would agree, however, that it would be even more exciting to make the All-America team that's picked after the season.
"So far in practice, he has shown the ability to grasp things that we are teaching very quickly, he has tremendous concentration and I fully expect that he is going to be a very important player for us from day one."
AP Preseason All-American Team
Kyle Singler - Duke (62)
Jacob Pullen - Kansas State (53)
Jimmer Fredette - BYU (49)
JaJuan Johnson - Purdue (46)
Harrison Barnes - UNC (17)