Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Harrison Barnes, the No. 2 player in the Rivals150, has cut his list to six schools.
His list now looks like this: North Carolina, Kansas, Duke, Oklahoma, UCLA and Iowa State.
The news was first reported by Eric Bossi via Twitter and confirmed by Barnes and his coach at Ames (Iowa) High, Vance Downs, by text.
Barnes plans to visit North Carolina over Labor Day weekend and Duke in “early fall,” Downs said.
“That’s it so far,” Barnes said regarding visits.
“His potential is “limitless,” Downs said. “He’s as good as they come. First of all, he’s a wing player. He’s all of 6-foot-7 with the wing span of a 7-footer. He’s explosive. He’s got an inside game, an intermediate game and a perimeter game.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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.