Sedrick Barefield Profile
Weight: 185 pounds
High School: Corona Centennial High School (Corona, Calif.)
Rating: Rated a three-star by Scout.com
Ranking: Barefield is not nationally ranked by Scout but is ranked as the 31st point guard in the class of 2015 by ESPN.
AAU Team: Compton Magic (Calif.)
Side Note: Barefield was the Mustangs first commitment of the 2015 class and has been solid ever since. The California native has dedicated a lot of his time since committing to watching tape of SMU and trying to learn how Coach Larry Brown wants his point guard to play.
Audible: Barefield on SMU’s recruiting class: “I actually played with Shake in an all-star game, but yea they (Shake and Jarrey Foster) are all really good players,” Barefield said. “They’ll be able to contribute a lot right when they walk in.”
How Sedrick Barefield fits
The more I watch Barefield, the more and more I think he could be SMU’s next Nic Moore. Even still as a high school senior, Barefield has already started preparing for his time at SMU, and should fit in right behind Nic Moore next season on the Hilltop. With little depth at the point guard position, Barefield will come in, compete for minutes and fit nicely in Larry Brown’s system.
What Sedrick Barefield brings
For one, Barefield is a solid floor general and runs the point a lot like Nic Moore, with aggression and vision. Barefield has a low center of gravity and makes acrobatic plays look easy, but he doesn’t force shots. The point guard does a nice job of finding his open teammates and creating scoring opportunities for them. Barefield already has the passing ability, and as his college career progresses expect his offensive game to develop even more.
What to Expect Freshman Year
Barefield has already spent time watching SMU film, so the point guard is ahead of most. With Nic Moore likely returning for his senior season, Barefield will have the opportunity to learn from one of the best players in the AAC. As Barefield’s freshman season progresses, expect the point guard to get more and more comfortable with Coach Brown’s system. Barefield might not be asked to step in as the back up point guard right away, but he will be asked to contribute if Moore gets in foul trouble.
Career Expectations for Barefield
Barefield isn’t a star, but expect the point guard to be a very solid four year player for the Mustangs. Barefield is the heir apparent to Nic Moore’s starting job, and SMU should not miss a beat when he takes over. Eventually, Barefield will be asked to be a leader for the Mustangs he should have no problem filling that role. If Barefield can become a student of the game under coach Brown, there’s a good shot that the California native makes it to the professional ranks.
Barefield at the NBPA Top 100 Camp