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Jordan Barnett to Texas

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Jordan Barnett, a 6-foot-7 small forward from St. Louis Christian Brothers College High, has verbally committed to Texas.

Barnett also considered Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, Stanford and Iowa, his father told

“His favorite players are Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade and that played heavily into his decision,” Barnett’s father, Bob Bonner, told

“Most importantly, my son is an honors student at a college preparatory high school. Therefore, the academic standards at Texas were the most important factor to his mother, myself and him. We evaluated the team, the young players already there and truly feel he can contribute and would fit in well both on and off the court.”

Barnett is ranked No. 85 by

“I’m a hustle player,” he recently told “I’m a defensive player first and offense comes second.”

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.