Status: UK target
Shooting guard | 6-7 | 190
School: Montverde (Fla.)
Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.
Many UK fans who were’t aware of Barrett before this past summer saw plenty of him in Canada’s upset victory over the John Calipari-coached USA Basketball U19 squad at the FIBA World Cup in Egypt, a game in which Barrett logged 38 points and 13 rebounds.
Barrett was a major UK recruiting target before that performance, and he became an even more immediate one when he decided in late July to reclassify from 2019 to 2018, making him a high school senior for this season.
Barrett is a long, versatile perimeter player who will challenge for the No. 1 overall ranking in the 2018 class. He’s one of the best scorers in the country and has the ability to be a terrific defender at the next level.
Kentucky, Duke, Arizona, Michigan and Oregon are his five finalists.
Barrett’s father — former St. John’s star Rowan Barrett — has had great things to say about Calipari and UK in past interviews with the Herald-Leader.
“There are a lot of positives,” he said. “I love the fact that he fights for his guys, and it really seems to be a priority to him that they do well in their lives, not just them being athletes, but it seems like he really cares about the whole individual, even after they leave Kentucky’s walls. So, yeah, I think he’s great.”
|Sept. 1||Official visit to Kentucky|
|Sept. 15||Official visit to Duke|
|Sept. 21||Official visit to Arizona|
|Sept. 23||Official visit to Oregon|
|Sept. 29||Official visit to Michigan|
Barrett averaged 21.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game for Canada at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Egypt, leading the team to the country’s first gold medal. He played only seven games on the Nike circuit during the summer due to his schedule with Team Canada, but he led that league with 28.0 points per game and was fourth with 10.8 rebounds per game.
Barrett will announce his decision in the fall.