Staying close to home, Anthony Barber has committed to play basketball at N.C. State. He was a dynamic point guard, when he played for Hampton High School.He is considered to be the best point guard to come out of Virginia in this year’s class . He is ranked 3rd in the nation. Anthony has the ability to break down defenders with his ability to control the ball. He is streaky and will give defensive coaches a headache. This kid is unstoppable! He will give you a double-double every game. At Hampton, he averaged just about 22 points per game; he put Hampton on his back, and made them into champions.
Barber is the type of point guard that can improve his teammates. He has the leadership qualities that will allow him to take criticism. This point guard could help out the Wolfpack. Last season, was a season of disappointment for the Wolfpack; even though their record was 24-13 overall and 9-7 in ACC play, they lacked a “go to” guy. Barber is that type of player, that loves being in the “spotlight” in critical times.
He will give the Wolfpack an arsenal of weapons. The Wolfpack does not have a player that has the ability to go coast to coast on both ends of the floor. Barber is a relentless player, that seems to attack all the time. He will not give up on plays and will give you all he has. On the defensive side of the ball, he can play man. He has the ability to get over screens and has the ability to slow down a defender at will. His crisp footwork is one of his strengths. He is very fluent with every detail on defending his opponent. This is what the ‘Pack needs as a player. They needed a threat to charge and that is what this young man can do!