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  Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Citrus Heights, CA

High School:
Del Campo HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 230

Position:
Forward

UCLA — Breakthrough season in 2000-01 as a junior, Barnes started 26 of 32 games, averaged 30.3 minutes, 11.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals and earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors … Barnes is a key factor in the success of the UCLA fullcourt press as the front man … At the Bruins’ end of the year banquet, he was given the Bruin Hoopsters J. D. Morgan Memorial Award for Outstanding Team Play in 2000-01 … Appeared in 28 contests in 1999-2000 as a sophomore, started one game (at Oregon State) and averaged 14.8 minutes a game … As a true freshman in 1998-99, Barnes played in all but one game, started on eight occasions, including four of the first five games when Baron Davis was recuperating from a left knee injury, and averaged over 13 minutes a contest … A member of the Bruins’ five-player 1998 recruiting class that was rated No. 1 in the nation … In 1997-98 as a senior prepster, Barnes was one of the nation’s top high school two-sport (basketball/football, receiver) athletes.


2000-01 – An All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection, Matt started 26 of his 32 games at forward and was a key factor in the success of the fullcourt press as the front man … On the year, he averaged 30.3 minutes (No. 3 on the team), 11.6 points (No. 4), and 7.3 rebounds (No. 2) … He also ranked second on the team in steals (1.6) and assists (2.7) and fourth in field goal percentage (47.8) … Barnes led the Bruins in rebounding in nine games … He grabbed a career-high 11 vs. Duke and twice against Washington and 10 vs. North Carolina, UC Irvine, UCSB and CS Northridge … In the month of March (seven games), Barnes averaged 14.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and a team-high 4.6 assists and shot a team-high 56.6 on his field goal attempts … In the final 24 games (19-5), he averaged 12.2 points (No. 3 on the team), 7.2 rebounds (No. 2), 3.1 assists (No. 2) and 1.7 steals (No. 2) while shooting 48.8 from the field. BARNES’ SEASON-HIGHS (all career-highs) - 40 minutes vs. Stanford (3/3/01); 32 points vs. Stanford (3/3/01); 11 rebounds vs. Washington (1/4/01) and (3/10/01) and Duke (3/22/01); seven assists vs. California (3/1/01) and Washington State (3/8/01); six steals vs. Hawaii (12/9/00) and Villanova (1/13/01); three blocked shots vs. Utah State (3/17/01).
BARNES’ PAC-10 RANKINGS (Final Reg. Season) – Rebounding, 6th, 7.2; Stls, 6th, 1.59; Off. Reb., 6th, 2.66.


NCAA Highlights – In the NCAA first round game against Hofstra, Barnes started and played 35 minutes, finishing with eight points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals and one blocked shot … In NCAA second round action vs. Utah State, he played 27 minutes off the bench and contributed nine points, eight rebounds, a team-high four assists, a team and career-high three blocked shots and one steal … In the “Sweet 16” vs. Duke, Barnes started and played 31 minutes, finishing with nine points, a career high-tying 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals.


Regular Season Highlights(first-to-last game) – At the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament in New York City, in the opener against Kansas, Barnes played 22 minutes, with five points and three rebounds and vs. Kentucky, he played 37 minutes, with 10 points and seven rebounds … Against Cal State Northridge, he played 27 minutes and finished with 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds for his first career double-double … Vs. UCSB, Barnes played 31 minutes, with eight points and 10 rebounds … Against Georgia Tech in the Wooden Classic, he played 16 minutes and finished with two points, three rebounds and two assists … Vs. Hawaii, he played 23 minutes off the bench and contributed nine points, six rebounds and a career-high six steals … Against UC Irvine, Barnes played 29 minutes off the bench and recorded his second double-double with 16 points , a team-high 10 rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot … Against North Carolina, he started and played 36 minutes, contributing 18 points, a team-high 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one blocked shot and was named the CBS Chevrolet UCLA Player of the Game… He started and played 34 minutes at Purdue and finished with 14 points , eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block … In the Pac-10 home opener against Washington, Barnes started and played 30 minutes, finishing with six points, a career-high 11 rebounds, three steals and two assists … In the win over WSU, he started and played 26 minutes and contributed 13 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal … In the home victory over USC, he started and played 31 minutes, contributing 12 points and four rebounds … In the win over Villanova, Barnes started and played 33 minutes, finishing with 15 points , seven rebounds, five assists and a career high-tying six steals … At Arizona State, he came off the bench and played 31 minutes, contributing 17 points, nine rebounds and two steals … At Arizona, he played 20 minutes off the bench and finished with six points, five rebounds and one assist … Against Oregon State in Pauley Pavilion, Barnes started and played 28 minutes, finishing with 11 points , a team-high seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block … In the home win over Oregon, he started and played 35 minutes … He led the team with a then- career-high 26 points and seven rebounds and added four assists, two steals and one block … In the second half, he led the Bruin comeback with 16 points and six rebounds … At California, Barnes started and played 35 minutes but did not score, with a team-high eight rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal … In the win at No. 1 Stanford, he started and played 33 minutes and contributed six points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals … In the win at USC, Barnes started and played 25 minutes, finishing with seven points , four rebounds, four assists and three steals … In the win at DePaul, he played 23 minutes off the bench and contributed nine points and five rebounds … In the overtime home win over Arizona, he started and played 38 minutes and contributed his fourth career double-double (16 points and 10 rebounds) and added five assists, a team-high four steals and two blocked shots … Against ASU in Pauley, Barnes started and played 24 minutes, finishing with four points and four rebounds … In the win at Oregon, he started and played 38 minutes and led the team with 21 points, giving him 47 in two games against the Ducks … He added eight rebounds, four assists and three steals … In the overtime victory at OSU, Barnes played 34 minutes and contributed seven points, seven rebounds, four assists and one steal … In the home win over Cal, he started and played a fine all-around 29 minutes, contributing 13 points, nine rebounds and a career-high seven assists … His scoop shot with just over one minute remaining gave the Bruins the lead for good … Against Stanford in Pauley, Barnes started and played a career-best 40 minutes … He led the team with a career-high 32 points , the most by a Bruin since Kris Johnson scored 33 points vs. Arizona State on March 5, 1998 … Barnes also led the team with eight rebounds and added two assists, one steal and one blocked shot and was named the CBS Chevrolet UCLA Player of the Game … At Washington State, he started and played 32 minutes, contributing 11 points, eight rebounds, a career high-tying seven assists, one steal and one blocked shot … With the game tied at 71-71, UCLA scored 10 straight points with Barnes scoring twice and assisting on two other baskets by Jason Kapono … At Washington, he started and played 38 minutes … He recorded his fifth double-double of the year with 21 points and a career high-tying 11 rebounds, and he added five assists and two steals.


1999-00 – In his 28 games as a sophomore, Barnes averaged 14.8 minutes, 5.6 points and 2.6 rebounds, while shooting 47.1 from the field … He averaged 6.1 points and shot 48.9 from the floor in Pac-10 play … In the four games in which he played at least 20 minutes (Purdue, Arizona State, h and the two Stanford games), he averaged 12.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and shot 51.3 from the floor … In the NCAA first round win vs. Ball State, Barnes played 13 minutes off the bench and contributed six points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal … In the NCAA second round vs. Maryland, he played 15 minutes and contributed eight points, two rebounds and two assists … In the NCAA Regional semifinal vs. Iowa State, Barnes played 19 minutes and finished with one point, one rebound and two steals. BARNES’ SEASON-HIGHS — 28 minutes vs. Purdue (12/30/99); 17 points vs. Arizona State (1/22/00); 10 rebounds vs. Maine (12/21/99); four assists vs Ball State (3/16/00); two blocked shots vs. Arizona State (1/22/00); three steals vs. Arizona State (2/17/00).


1998-99 — As a true freshman, Barnes averaged 13.1 minutes, 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds and shot 43.4 from the field, 29.4 (10-34) from three-point range and 47.8 (22-46) from the foul line … He led the Bruins three times in rebounding (eight vs. Santa Clara and San Francisco and six vs. Oregon State, h) … He started eight games (Santa Clara, San Francisco, Maryland, Delaware State, Washington, a, Oregon State, h, Stanford, a and Washington State, h) … In his last 10 games, he averaged 4.5 points (45) and shot 46.9 (15-32) from the field … He also played double figure minutes in eight of those 10 games, including 26 vs. Oregon State, h, and 21 in his start against Washington State, h … In the NCAA game vs. Detroit, he played two minutes. BARNES’ SEASON-HIGHS— 28 minutes vs. Santa Clara (11/19/98); 11 points vs. CS Northridge (12/19/98); eight rebounds vs. Santa Clara (11/19/98) and San Francisco (11/26/98); four assists vs. Oregon State (2/7/99); three steals vs. Kentucky (11/28/98) and two blocks vs. USC (2/17/99).
High School — Two-sport standout performer at Del Campo HS in Sacramento, CA, playing football for Steve Kenyon and basketball for Scott Evans … During his prep basketball career, Barnes set the State record for blocked shots in a game with 21 … In basketball as a senior in 1997-98, Barnes averaged 30 points, 10 rebounds, six blocked shots, five steals and three assists a game before missing half the season with a foot injury … Entering his senior year in basketball, Barnes was a first-team Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West selection (joining then- Bruin freshman teammate Ray Young) and a Street & Smith’s high honorable mention All-American … Also in the summer of ‘97, Barnes’ club team traveled to Paris, placed second and he was named the tournament’s MVP … As a junior in ‘97, he averaged 26.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.8 blocked shots, 5.5 assists and 3.0 steals … His four-year varsity career prep basketball honors included All-American, All-State, All-CIF, All-City and All-League … In 1997, Barnes was the runner-up for Nor Cal Player of the Year and was the Sacramento Player of the Year … In football as a senior in the fall ‘97, Barnes had 58 receptions for 1,112 yards and led the nation with 28 touchdown catches … As a junior, he had 42 catches for 958 yards and 17 touchdown receptions … His career high school football honors included All-American, All- State, All-CIF, All-City and All-League.
Personal — Full name: Matt Kelly Barnes … Right-handed … Born March 9, 1980 in Santa Clara, CA … Parents: Henry and Ann Barnes … One brother and sister … Signed with the Bruins “because of UCLA’s history in basketball, it was a boyhood dream” … Admires Orlando Magic’s Grant Hill … Participated in student government at Del Campo HS … History major.

Varsity Statistics
Cumulative				
Year	G-GS	FG-A	Pct.	FT-A	Pct.	R	Avg	Tp	Avg	A	Avg	
2000-01	32-26	142-297	.478	85-148	.574	232	7.3	372	11.6	85	2.7
1999-00	28-1	65-138	.471	21-43	.488	74	2.6	156	5.6	29	1.0
1998-99	30-8	43-99	.434	22-46	.478	86	2.9	118	3.9	23	0.8
Totals	90-35	250-534	.468	128-237	.540	392	4.4	646	7.2	137	1.5
(Three-point shots—2000-01: 3-25, .120; 1999-00: 5-32, .156; 1998-99: 10-34, .294; Totals: 18-91, .198)
NCAA Tournament
Year	G-GS	FG-A	Pct.	FT-A	Pct.	R	Avg	TP	Avg	A	Avg
2000-01	3-2	10-23	.435	6-11	.545	23	7.7	26	8.7	11	3.7
1999-00	3-0	7-18	.389	1-2	.500	8	2.7	15	5.0	6	2.0
1998-99	1-0	0-1	.000	0-0	.000	0	0.0	0	0.0	0	0.0
Totals	7-2	17-42	.405	7-13	.538	31	4.4	41	5.9	17	2.4
(Three-point shots—2001-01: 0-0, .000; 1999-00: 0-2, .000; 1998-99: 0-1, .000; Totals: 0-3, .000)
Barnes’ 2000-01 Game-By-Game
		3-Pt.		
Opponent	FG-A	FG-A	FT-A	R	PF	TP	A	To	B	St	Min
Kansas*	1-3	0-1	3-7	3	4	5	1	2	0	1	22
Kentucky* 	3-9	0-1	4-7	7	3	10	3	1	0	1	37
CS Northridge*	4-6	1-1	2-3	10	5	11	2	7	2	0	27
UCSB*	2-5	0-1	4-6	10	4	8	1	3	1	0	31
Georgia Tech*	1-5	0-0	0-1	3	0	2	2	3	0	0	16
Hawaii	4-7	1-2	0-0	6	2	9	0	1	0	6	23
UCI	4-7	0-0	8-10	10	2	16	0	4	1	1	29
North Carolina*	6-15	0-3	6-8	10	3	18	2	3	1	2	36
Purdue*	5-13	0-2	4-7	8	5	14	4	3	1	1	34
Washington*	3-9	0-0	0-1	11	3	6	2	4	0	3	30
Washington State*	3-8	0-0	7-11	3	3	13	1	2	0	1	26
USC*	6-13	0-2	0-1	4	3	12	0	0	1	0	31	
Villanova*	7-11	0-0	1-3	7	1	12	5	2	0	6	33
Arizona State	6-10	0-0	5-7	9	3	17	0	1	0	2	31
Arizona	2-7	0-2	2-5	5	2	6	1	4	0	0	20
Oregon State*	5-8	0-1	1-2	7	3	11	4	1	1	2	28
Oregon*	9-11	1-2	7-10	7	4	26	4	4	1	2	35
California*	0-7	0-2	0-0	8	4	0	1	3	2	1	35
Stanford*	2-6	0-0	2-3	7	4	6	3	4	0	2	33
USC*	2-8	0-1	3-5	4	3	7	4	2	0	3	25
DePaul	2-6	0-0	5-8	5	4	9	0	3	0	0	23
Arizona*	7-17	0-2	2-4	10	4	16	5	5	2	4	38	
Arizona State*	2-3	0-0	0-0	4	5	4	0	2	0	0	24
Oregon*	10-18	0-1	1-4	8	3	21	4	2	0	3	38
Oregon State*	3-9	0-1	1-2	7	4	7	4	1	0	1	34
California*	5-9	0-0	3-4	9	4	13	7	0	0	0	29
Stanford*	14-19	0-0	4-7	8	3	32	2	2	1	1	40
Washington State*	5-11	0-0	1-5	8	1	11	7	0	1	1	32
Washington*	9-14	0-0	4-6	11	4	21	5	7	0	2	38
Hofstra*	3-7	0-0	2-4	4	2	8	4	1	1	2	35
Utah State	4-8	0-0	1-2	8	3	9	4	5	3	1	27
Duke*	3-8	0-0	3-5	11	5	9	3	5	0	2	31
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