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Barnes: One-dimensional or team player?

Updated: January 10, 2012, 12:47 PM ET
By Chad Ford

We made it through the first week of conference play with no major revelations from a draft perspective. Still, there's a lot to talk about.

Here are a handful of notes I've collected from NBA GMs and scouts.

The Top Tier

Last year around this time, Harrison Barnes (Top 100 Rank: 3) shrugged off a disappointing first half of his freshman season to finish very strong down the stretch. Will history repeat itself?

In his last four games, Barnes is averaging 22.3 ppg, has upped his rebounds per game to six and is shooting a red-hot 60 percent from the field. Yes, a couple of those teams -- Monmouth and Elon -- were patsies, but that stretch also included Texas and Boston College.

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