Originally Posted by RAPMAN
I think Barnes best shot for getting drafted at the highest position is this year. The Austin Rivers kid is special. Then you Anthony Davis with size, lenghth, athleticism with a high motor. Sullinger returning to Ohio State. The best shot for Barnes is this year's draft.
Rivers was a great HS player. So was Barnes. Davis looks pretty good also.
Basically if Barnes came back next year he would be battling Sullinger and a bunch of unknown talented freshman for a top spot.
If he came back he could possibly put close up to maybe Durant #'s like he did in Texas? What if he came back improve defense and average 21PPG 8RPG?
NBA draft.net has Barnes as the #3 pick in their 2012 mock draft behind Austin Rivers and Anthony Davis. But what if they struggle in college? What is Barnes improves big times like most players do with more experience? He could easily be top next draft also.
The biggest risk for any player coming back though is like Jeff said...injuries.