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    I noticed that Harrison Barnes took another unofficial this past weekend. Is there any rules on amount of those to one particular school? Seems like he's taken one every home game and will probably continue to through the basketball season. I really like it if it's O.K. because it gives him the ability to play with the team and would love to keep him here in Ames.



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    Re: Barnes

    I think you can take as many unofficial visits as you want, but it's the official visits that have a limit.



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    Re: Barnes

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    I think you can take as many unofficial visits as you want, but it's the official visits that have a limit.

    this is true, as long as you not mising class. but if u are missing class there is a limit


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    Re: Barnes

    What exactly makes a visit "official"? What kinds of things are they not allowed to do on an "unofficial" that they can on an "official"?


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    Re: Barnes

    Quote Originally Posted by sodakjoe View Post
    What exactly makes a visit "official"? What kinds of things are they not allowed to do on an "unofficial" that they can on an "official"?
    With an unofficial nothing is paid for. Travel, meals, tickets etc.
    Kinda nice he lives in Ames.


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    Re: Barnes

    I found this article that has him mention with a paragraph in it

    Two of the top 2010 players in the Midwest were also in town on Saturday. Leading the way was Harrison Barnes, a 6-foot-5 wing player from Ames. While most people think that Barnes is a lock for Iowa State, and that could very well end up being true, the fact that he came to Iowa City on his own dime to check out the Hawkeyes is certainly an indication of some level of interest.

    Having seen Barnes play this summer, it will be a big surprise if he doesn't end up being a Top 50 prospect in the 2010 class. He has offers from Iowa and Iowa State and this week he is expecting Wisconsin and Purdue to take a closer look as they visit Ames High School.

    here is a link to the rest of the article. but I posted all the info about barnes

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    Re: Barnes

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels686 View Post
    ........ the fact that he came to Iowa City on his own dime to check out the Hawkeyes is certainly an indication of some level of interest.
    Well, it had to be on his OWN DIME, as he is too young to go on "official visits."



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    Re: Barnes

    Well since Barne's Mom works at ISU. I guess you could say anytime he goes to see his mom at work he is on an unofficial visit. Now if he goes to see his mom at work and uses the Iowa State credit card to buy him a lunch. Then it's an official visit.



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    Re: Barnes

    Has anyone seen him play? Does he really stand out? Is Ames high supposed to be any good this year?


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    Re: Barnes

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels686 View Post
    Two of the top 2010 players in the Midwest were also in town on Saturday. Leading the way was Harrison Barnes, a 6-foot-5 wing player from Ames. While most people think that Barnes is a lock for Iowa State, and that could very well end up being true, the fact that he came to Iowa City on his own dime to check out the Hawkeyes is certainly an indication of some level of interest.
    Because we all know that Iowa City is such an expensive drive from Ames...


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    Re: Barnes

    I've not seen him play but EVERY post I've seen from someone that has says he stands out like crazy. He's a stud.



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    Re: Barnes

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Has anyone seen him play? Does he really stand out? Is Ames high supposed to be any good this year?
    Yes i have seen him play
    Yes he is good
    Maybe on ames being good.. they have potential..


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    Re: Barnes

    Does Ames have any big guys? Between Barnes and Pritchard you'd think they'd be a team that could really advance.



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    Re: Barnes

    I went to one of the scrimmages a few weeks ago... and Barnes really stood out and to think he is only a sophomore in high school is crazy. I would say that Harrison did better than Royce White and Rodney Williams easily. Those two are the very coveted recruits from Minny. Also I would say the only person that you could tell was on a different level from Barnes was Wes Johnson.



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    Re: Barnes

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Does Ames have any big guys? Between Barnes and Pritchard you'd think they'd be a team that could really advance.
    Yeah they are stacked and they're young. They spent much of the year in the top 10 last year (I think as high as 2 or 3), and I think they only had 1 senior that played a lot for them. A top 20 Iowa player wanted to transfer to Ames and was told not to if he was only transferring for bball. I think a big part of that was that this kid would have been a senior this year.



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