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2013 Guard Anthony Barber Considering Three Schools

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Standing at 6-foot-2, Anthony Barber has rapidly become of the top prospects within the class of 2013.

Listed by ESPN as the nation’s No. 11 overall prospect, Rivals even pins Barber at No. 9 in the country. By way of Hampton, Virginia, Barber has seen a number of the nation’s top college basketball programs vying for his services over the past few years.

On Tuesday however, news emerged that Barber will likely choose from between three schools, Alabama, Kansas, and North Carolina State.

ESPN‘s Dave Telep reported earlier this week that Louisville was no longer in the running for Barber and that the Cardinals had stopped recruiting him. While it remains to be seen why that became the case, it could have something to do with Rick Pitino‘s increased pursuit of JUCO transfer, Chris Jones.

Barber visited Kansas during the weekend of Aug. 31 and most recently returned from a trip to Louisville this past weekend. While the Jayhawks remain in the mix for the crafty point guard, Barber does have plans to visit North Carolina State this upcoming weekend and then Alabama during the weekend of Sep. 21.

A possible package deal including Barber and AAU teammate Troy Williams had been rumored in the past however, Alabama now remains the only shared school among the two prospects. Both Barber and Williams ran with Boo Williams on the AAU circuit.

One of the top players within the senior class, Barber has all the talent to be an instant impact player wherever he lands. Barber currently attends Hampton High School in Virginia.


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