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Harrison Barnes losing grip on No. 1 pick

Updated: December 3, 2010, 12:58 PM ET
By Chad Ford

North Carolina freshman Harrison Barnes debuted in our Top 100 in July as the clear No. 1 player in the 2011 NBA draft. In July, there wasn't really a close second.

Barnes was a dominant high school player. He averaged 26 ppg, 10 rpg and 3.6 spg as a senior. He shot 62 percent from the field and 43 percent from 3. He was ranked No. 1 by ESPNU. He won MVP awards at the McDonald's All-American Game, won two state championships and led his team to a 53-0 record in his last two seasons. On the day he committed to play for North Carolina, the press conference was nationally televised.

NBA scouts were crazy for him. They called him the most complete player to come out of high school in years. Even compared him to Kobe Bryant.

Seven games into his college career, Harrison Barnes is no longer on top of the world. His debut for North Carolina has been underwhelming to say the least.

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