Barnes Named Preseason All-American

North Carolina's Harrison Barnes has been named to the Associated Press Preseason All-American Team, the AP announced on Monday.

Barnes is the first freshman to be selected since voting began 24 years ago.

"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)

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