Gene Barnes
Gene Barnes

Player Profile
RS Sophomore

Novato, CA

High School:
The Branson School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165




UCLA - Barnes, a walk-on guard, appeared in UCLA's first four games last season (averaging 2.3 minutes a contest), then was sidelined with a back injury and missed the rest of the year... He redshirted in 2001-02 ... In 2001, Barnes was named a Top 25 Nor Cal prep and was nominated by Who's Who in Sports as one of the nation's finest high school athletes.

2002-03 - At UCLA's end-of-the-year banquet, Barnes was given the UCLA Alumni Association Award (Academic Achievement and Team Contribution) ...Appeared in the Bruins' first four games as a redshirt freshman (averaging 2.3 minutes), playing a career-high four minutes vs. Portland and Long Beach State ... Sidelined with a back injury and missed the remainder of the season ...Athletic Director's Honor Roll (3.0gpa and higher) Spring quarter .

2001-02 - Barnes redshirted as a true freshman ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll Spring quarter.

High School - In 2000-01, Barnes was All-CIF and All-State performer at The Branson School in Ross, CA ... As a senior prepster, he helped lead his team to a 29-5 overall record ... In 2001, he averaged 18.0 points, 8.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and only two turnovers a game ... As both a senior and junior, he led his team in scoring, assists, steals, and minutes played ... As a junior he was the Bay Counties League MVP, leading The Branson School to a 28-2 overall record, a League Championship (unbeaten 12-0 record), the North Coast Section title and the Nor Cal finals ... Four-year first-team All-Bay Counties League ... He was named to the All-Tournament team in every tournament The Branson School participated in since his freshman season ... Four-year varsity starter at point guard.

Personal - Full name: Eugene Brannon Barnes III ... Father: Eugene Barnes, Sr. ... Born: April 3, 1983 in San Francisco, CA ... Right-handed ... Admires Philadelphia 76er Allen Iverson "because he is able to dominate in the NBA despite his size" ... Decided to become a Bruin because "I've wanted to attend UCLA and play basketball for the Bruins since the third grade" ... History major.