Originally Posted by RaptorsandBuckeye FaN
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.
Its going to be hard for Barnes to put up those numbers if Henson, Zeller, and Marshall return. Also, they have a top recruit in James McAdoo who was just won the co-mvp in the Mc-Donald's All-American Game.