Marty Tirrell is a host of “The Mouth of the Midwest” show that airs in Iowa (where Harrison Barnes is from) on ESPN 1700 and KCCI News Channel 8 and was the individual that had the scoop that Barnes would be attending U.N.C. coming out of High School.
If Barnes stays this possibly could signal that Tyler Zeller and John Henson, like Barnes both N.B.A. prospects, intend to follow suit for a National Championship run.
Word on the street is that Kyrie Irving of Duke and other prominent freshmen are all planning to return to school in the face of an NBA labor dispute. If the NBA mirrors the NFL labor fiasco, the decisions may get easier.