UNC Basketball: 7 Factors That Will Decide NBA Fate of Harrison Barnes

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UNC Basketball: 7 Factors That Will Decide NBA Fate of Harrison Barnes
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Tar Heels Nation, things just got real.


Following his interview on Wednesday with FOX Sports Florida, North Carolina fans must come to grips with reality—Harrison Barnes is not on a four-year plan. Sure, he left open the possibility of coming back if UNC doesn't win the 2012 National Championship. My only advice is not to get your hopes up. It's time to evaluate Harrison Barnes as an NBA player.


Now, before we go labeling him the next Michael Jordan or the next Greg Oden, let's understand there is plenty of real estate between. Somewhere between Kevin Durant and Luol Deng is perfectly fine. That's still a fair range, but both are well-respected, quality players in the NBA and that's nothing to be ashamed of.


I see Barnes falling closer to the Durant end of the spectrum. He's a man of few weaknesses and has the ability to take over a game at any time. Though his weaknesses are few, they still need to be addressed. With the desire Harrison Barnes has displayed thus far, I have no doubt he will get those kinks worked out.


He has all the right measurements at 6'8” and boasting a solid 215 pound frame that has room to grow. The question is how he sizes up with the NBA competition.

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