Barnes Finalizes Decision Timeline

Harrison Barnes, the No. 1 prospect in the senior class, has set a timeline for his decision. The 6-8 forward from Ames, Iowa announced on Thursday the he's finalized the schedule for the rest of his campus visits and will make a decision soon thereafter.

Barnes, who took his first official visit to North Carolina on the weekend of Sept. 4, has scheduled the following four official visits plus one unofficial visit.

Oct. 2: Oklahoma
Oct. 9: UCLA
Oct. 16: Kansas
Oct. 23: Duke
Nov. 6: Iowa State (unofficial)

"To date, the Fall Contact Period is going extremely well," Barnes said. "I credit my previous unofficial visits for equipping me in making this process manageable.

For a process that once appeared headed to a spring decision, Barnes now expects to make his decision in time for the Fall Signing Period (Nov. 11-18).

"Initially not knowing what to expect while orchestrating the in-home and official visit schedules, I didn't want to confine myself into making a fall decision without having adequate time to process all the information," Barnes said.

"I'm feeling confident what I once thought would be a regular [April] signing period decision now will be an early signing period decision," he continued. "It has been humbling to see the support the six programs have shown me over the last year."

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