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Harrison Barnes: How 2012 NCAA Tournament Will Determine NBA Draft Stock
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There is no doubt NBA scouts will be keeping a close eye on North Carolina's sophomore forward Harrison Barnes. Barnes is expected to be a lottery pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, but he will have to perform for the Tar Heels in the 2012 NCAA Tournament to ensure his top-fourteen spot.

It isn't 100 percent that Harrison Barnes will leave at the end of this season. In an interview with FOX Sports Florida, Barnes made no secret of the fact he wants to win a national title before he goes into the NBA. That doesn't mean he won't still enter the draft, if the Tar Heels don't win it all this year.

Barnes is a very skilled athlete and his size and clutch shooting had NBA scouts drooling over him in high school. He had a rocky start to his college career, but finished last season with a bang. The most memorable moment, being his 40 points in an overtime victory against the Clemson Tigers to get into the 2011 ACC championship.

It isn't just about points, though, and NBA scouts will be breaking down every facet of his game.

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