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RJ

Barrett

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

Bio

2018-19

  • Named the USA Today National Player of the Year
  • Consensus first-team All-America selection
  • Earned the Jerry West Award as the nation’s best shooting guard
  • Joined teammate Zion Williamson as a consensus first-team All-American, marking the first time in NCAA history a pair of freshman teammates accomplished the feat
  • Barrett and Williamson also became the first freshman teammates in NCAA history to each average 20.0+ points in a season, finishing as the ACC co-leaders at 22.6 points per game
  • Earned mention as a first-team All-ACC selection, an ACC All-Freshman honoree and on the ACC All-Tournament Team
  • Honored five times with ACC weekly awards
  • Named to the Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team and the NCAA All-East Region Team
  • Scored 860 points, the second most in a season at Duke by any player and trailing only the 964 points by J.J. Redick as a senior in 2006
  • His point total set both the Duke and ACC freshman records, and were the most scored by any ACC player since NC State’s TJ Warren scored 871 in 2013-14
  • The first ACC freshman to score 800 points and just the third to surpass 700
  • Finished as the only major conference player in 2018-19 to score 13+ points in every game of the season
  • Set the ACC freshman record for most consecutive double-figure scoring games (38)
  • Scored 402 points in games at Cameron Indoor Stadium, breaking the venue’s season scoring record previously held by J.J. Redick (390 points in 2006)
  • Was the only Blue Devil to start all 38 games and set the Duke freshman record for minutes (1,341)
  • Set the ACC freshman record for most 20-point games (26) and was one shy of tying Marvin Bagley III’s ACC freshman record of seven 30-point games.
  • Posted just the fourth triple-double in Duke history with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the win over NC State (2/16) – it was the first triple-double at Duke since Shelden Williams versus Maryland in 2006
  • Flirted with two other triple-doubles, had 23-16-9 versus Syracuse (1/14) and 19-10-7 versus Miami (3/2)
  • Scored 33 points in Duke’s win over Kentucky in the Champions Classic – the most by a Duke freshman in a debut game
  • Also scored 33 points against North Carolina (2/20) – the most by a Duke freshman against the Tar Heels
  • Averaged 24.0 points in nine games against AP top 10 opponents – no player in college basketball averaged more against top 10 teams
  • Recorded back-to-back 30-point games against North Carolina (2/20) and Syracuse (2/23), becoming just the second Duke freshman to accomplish it (Marvin Bagley III last season)

Duke Canada Tour

  • Led the team in both points and assists, averaging 30.7 points and 5.0 assists across the three games on the Duke Canada Tour
  • Added 6.3 rebounds per game to tie for second on the squad
  • Provided a pair of 30-point outings in the first two contests, scoring 34 against Ryerson and 35 against Toronto
  • Notched a double-double in the final game of the tour with 23 points and 10 points against McGill

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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