COLLEGE: NORTH CAROLINA STATE
WEIGHT: 185 Pounds
AGE: 21 YEARS OLD
POSITION: POINT GUARD
2015-2016 STATISTICS: 23.1PTS, 4.5REB, 4.5AST
PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION: LATE FIRST ROUND/EARLY SECOND ROUND WITH A CHANCE TO RISE UP THE DRAFT BOARD
NBA DRAFT COMPARISON: ISH SMITH/ BRANDON JENNINGS-BEST CASE SCENARIO
PLAYER SUMMARY: Lightning quick. That was my first thought when I saw Anthony (Cat) Barber. He is without a doubt one of the fastest players at any level of basketball. He runs the show for the Wolfpack. He grew up in Newport News, Virginia, which has produced multiple professional athletes in all sports.
I have always liked Barber’s overall game and believe he deserves more national attention. Barber is a phenomenal ball-handler and adept at setting up his teammates. Even though he is on the light side at 185 pounds, he is a hard-nosed player who can finish at the rim. He possesses an average jump-shot which can get flat at times. Having consistent form is something he needs to work on.
My concern with Barber is that he is very light. While his superb speed offsets his strength to a certain degree, in order to have success at the NBA level, gaining muscle and weight is a necessity. If he doesn’t it will hinder his performance as he will get pushed around by the bigger PG’s in the NBA.
In my opinion, Anthony (Cat) Barber is one of the more underrated prospects in the 2016 NBA Draft class. His overall game improves every time I have seen the Wolfpack play. Because of his lack of strength and average shooting he projects to be selected at the end of the first round and into the top half of the second round. I believe whoever selects Barber will end up getting a steal. While he may not be an NBA starting caliber PG, he can be an excellent backup PG who can come in and change the complexion of a game. His speed and ball-handling is world-class. Keep an eye on (Cat) Barber come NBA draft night and once he gets into the NBA.
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