Monday, December 6, 2010

Harrison Barnes Q&A on Yahoo!

A native of Ames, Iowa, Harrison Barnes arrived in Chapel Hill during the summer as the projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft and, more important, the player who was going to change the fortunes of a North Carolina squad that missed last season’s NCAAA tournament one year after winning the national title.

To say his future role with his team was "overhyped" would be a bit of an understatement.

Things haven’t gone very well for Barnes thus far and when compared to Duke's Diaper Dandy Kyrie Irving, Barnes is simply struggling.

Although the Tar Heels pulled out an important win over No. 10 Kentucky on Saturday, questions about the team still linger following a November in which North Carolina lost to Minnesota, Vanderbilt and Illinois causing early NCAA tourney anxiety. (OK, "really" early)

Barnes scored a combined 25 points in those three games and was just 6-of-33 from the field. At one point the criticism of Barnes became so intense that North Carolina coach Roy Williams felt the need to defend his star freshman. Williams said the offseason hype surrounding an 18-year-old who had never played a college game was unfair and “sick.”

To read the Q&A, click here.

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