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The comeback kid

UNC's Harrison Barnes will join the NBA when he's good and ready

Updated: November 11, 2011, 11:30 AM ET
By Elena Bergeron | ESPN The Magazine

This story appears in the Nov. 14 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

IT'S 8:30 A.M., AND HARRISON BARNES is alone again. The official start of practice still two weeks out, he marches past wet-haired coeds and coffee-toting maintenance men into the empty Dean E. Smith Center for his usual morning workout. It's still painfully early for most college students -- he might be the only person on campus awake by choice. Pulling down the hood of his sweatshirt as he steps inside, Barnes ...

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