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Height: 6'7"
Weight: 202
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.
High School: Montverde Academy [Fla.]

Bio

Canada Basketball

  • Averaged 21.6 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists a game as Canada won a gold medal at the FIBA U19 Men’s Basketball World Cup in June 2018
  • Had 38 points, 13 rebounds and five assists in Canada’s 99-87 semifinal win over the United States at the FIBA U19 Men’s Basketball World Cup
  • Averaged 18.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists while helping Canada finish in fifth at the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships
  • Averaged 14.6 points to lead Canada to a silver medal at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championships


High School

  • A five-star recruit ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect in the class of 2018 by ESPN
  • Honored as a McDonald’s All-American
  • Rated as the No. 1 overall prospect in the class by Rivals.com
  • Ranked No. 1 overall in the 2018 recruiting class by Scout.com
  • Ranked No. 1 overall in the 2018 24/7 Sports composite list
  • Reclassified from the Class of 2019 to 2018
  • Selected as the 2017-18 National Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Led the 2017 Nike EYBL circuit in scoring, averaging 28.0 points along with 10.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists for the UPlay Canada team
  • Earned Most Valuable Player Honors the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic International Game after tallying 22 points and eight assists in the game
  • Narrowed his list to Duke, Kentucky and Oregon before signing with the Blue Devils

Personal

  • Full name is Rowan Alexander Barrett
  • Born on June 16, 2000, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Son of Kesha and Rowan Barrett
  • Has a brother, Nathan
  • Father played basketball for St. John's and played professionally overseas from 1997 to 2008
  • Father is the Executive Vice President and Assistant General Manager of Canada Basketball
  • Mother ran track in college at St. John's
  • Godfather is former NBA star Steve Nash
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