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In case you were curious, here's next year's No. 1 overall pick

Aug 7, 2010, 4:31 PM EDT

Most highly scouted. Most highly recruited. Most highly ranked. Most hyped.

Harrison Barnes is widely considered next year’s No.1 overall pick in the NBA draft. The 6-8, 210 lb. freshman out of UNC announced his college of choice via Skype at a press conference last year and continues to be the most watched name among scouts.

At the Greater NC Pro-Am, Kyrie Irving has stolen the show, scoring 35 points in his debut and looking very much like the Duke college player he is.

But Barnes’ little mixtape? It’s not bad either. Get acquainted, and notice how Barnes’ game and body is already fit for the NBA. If we didn’t force ourselves to go through a ridiculous charade of pretending like the NCAA is anything but a money making scam off the backs of athletes, Barnes would already be suiting up for an NBA team.

  1. Colin Zvosec - Aug 7, 2010 at 7:13 PM

    I like Barnes and everything, but if I’m an NBA GM, I’m going after Perry Jones

  2. rizzo - Aug 7, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    actually, it’ll be enes kanter from Kentucky. kanter beat up Barnes and everyone eles at the NIke Hoops Summit.

  3. Next year's number one pick? - Aug 7, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    I doubt it. Just saying.

  4. Zachariah Blott - Aug 8, 2010 at 4:38 AM

    Here’s a write-up of the top seven soon-to-be freshmen and an analysis of their NBA futures, including Barnes.
    I agree with Rizzo that the big dude heading to UK (Enes) looks awesome, but I didn’t include internationals in the evaluations.

  5. hnirobert - Aug 8, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    Welcome to Cleveland bro!

  6. elemntal - Aug 9, 2010 at 3:08 AM

    josh selby, anyone?

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