Andre Barrett Draft Capsule

VITALS: 5-9, 171, Seton Hall

OVERVIEW: Barrett, a former McDonald’s All-American, earned first team All-Big East honors as a senior. He led the Pirates to an 80-76 comeback win over Arizona in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and averaged 16.7 points and 5.3 assists overall. In his final appearance in a Seton Hall uniform, Barrett became the school’s all-time leader in minutes played (4,296), while also finishing second in career assists (662), third in 3-pointers (244) and seventh in points (1,861). Barrett has experience with USA Basketball, playing for various national teams at the junior level.

LIKELY DRAFT POSITION: Mid-to-late second round. Barrett averaged 13.0 points and 5.7 assists per game at Portsmouth and was one of the leading assist men at Chicago. Teams he has worked out for include New York (43), Boston (40), Indiana (59) and Detroit (54).

COMPARATIVE UPSIDE: Speedy Claxton

COMPARATIVE DOWNSIDE: Tyus Edney

ROLE PROJECTION: Reserve

POSITIVES: Barrett is a talented player who understands the game. He is a point guard in the truest sense and could run an offense in the NBA. His quickness will allow him to take his man off the dribble, he is an above average long-range shooter and showed significant improvement in his shot selection as a senior.

SHORTCOMINGS: Not many players in the NBA make it at 5-9. Barrett’s lack of size will undoubtedly hurt his offensive game at the next level, but the greater concern is his defense, because bigger point guards will create mismatches. If Barrett can use effort and smarts to compensate, he has a chance to stick.


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Updated Sunday, Dec 24, 2006