30  Earl Barron
Earl Barron

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clarksdale, Miss.

High School:
Clarksdale

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 268

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
09/14/1981


NOTING BARRON
Became the 37th player at Memphis to score 1,000 career points ... for his career scored 1,002 career points and also had 622 rebounds over his four-year career ... on track to graduate this spring ... as a senior averaged 7.9 points and 5.5 rebounds ... shot 81.3 percent from the free throw line, ninth-best in Conference USA in free throw shooting, making 81.4 percent from the line ... missed four games during the Tigers 12-game winning streak with a sprained ankle ... 128 career games tied Tony Madlock (1988-92) and Keith Lee (1981-85) for fourth all-time at Memphis ... passed 21 hours in the spring semester to earn his bachelor's degree in business administration ... became the first basketball player since 1991 to graduate in four years).

LAST TIME OUT -- Scored eight points and had seven rebounds in the Tigers' NCAA Tournament game against Arizona State.

2002-03
Played just 25 minutes after getting into foul trouble in the Tigers' win over Syracuse ... scored eight points and had four rebounds ... despite scoring a career-high 26 points and registering a double-double with 10 boards, was just 8-of-26 from the field against Austin Peay ... was 10-of-13 from the free throw line ... scored 18 points, had five rebounds and four assists in the Tigers' win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... was 10-for-13 from the free throw line ... gave Memphis the lead for good with two free throws with 21.8 seconds to play at Arkansas and finished with 12 points and five rebounds off the bench ... was 4-for-7 from the field and 4-for-5 from the free throw line against the Razorbacks ... scored seven, first-half points against Villanova playing 14 minutes off the bench.

CONFERENCE USA PLAY
After missing the previous four games with a sprained ankle suffered during shoot-around the day of the East Carolina game, came off the bench at Louisville to pull down 11 rebounds and score seven points ... was 6-for-6 at the free throw line, knocked down lone three-pointer of the season and finished with nine points in road win at South Florida ... fell a basket shy of a double-double at Houston, matching a season high with 11 rebounds while scoring eight points ... was 0-for-7 from the field but made 7-of-8 free throws, had eight rebounds and two blocks in the Tigers' loss to Louisville in the Conference USA Tournament semifinals.

2001-02
For the year averaged 9.2 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the field and 78.3 percent from the free throw line ... only player in Conference USA to rank in the top 10 in both field goal percentage and free throw percentage ... finished the year ranked ninth in both categories ... .195 free throw shooting improvement (was 74-of-127 last year; .583) ranked second nationally ... shot 62.5 percent from the field during the first two rounds of the Guardians Classic and averaged 6.5 points and 4.5 rebounds ... in Guardians Classic consolation final scored 12 points against Alabama, going 5-for-7 from the field ... also had a season-high three blocks against the Crimson Tide ... received first start of junior season against Southeastern Louisiana, finishing with seven points and five rebounds ... in second straight start scored 11 points to go with six rebounds, a block and a steal against Christian Brothers ... had 10 rebounds along with eight points against Eastern Kentucky ... scored 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting against Austin Peay ... scored a then, season-high 17 points and had 10 rebounds in his first double-double of the year, an 88-58 win over UT Martin ... was 6-for-9 from the field and knocked down his first career three-pointer against the Skyhawks.

CONFERENCE USA PLAY
Finished with 17 points in the Tigers' road win over Tulane, going 7-for-9 from the field and knocking down a three-pointer after the Green Wave had cut a second-half Memphis lead to two points ... in road win at Southern Miss scored 11 points, had six rebounds and two steals ... at USM had a streak of 13 straight free throws come to an end when he missed his ninth attempt of the game ... came off the bench to score 15 points, pull down four rebounds and dish out two assists in the Tigers' win against UAB ... was 4-for-6 from the field against the Blazers ... had back-to-back double-doubles in home-court wins during C-USA play ... scored 19 points and had 11 rebounds against Louisville for his second double-double of the year ... 13 of his 19 points came in the second period of the Louisville game as he went 5-for-7 from the field ... later in the week, had 11 points and 10 rebounds against TCU ... combined with Chris Massie for 27 rebounds, two shy of the Horned Frogs' total for the game (29) ... registered a double-double in the Houston loss, scoring 14 points while pulling down 10 rebounds ... had a career-high four steals in 37 minutes of play against the Cougars ... scored 15 points in the Tigers' win over DePaul, going 4-for-7 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free throw line ... also had an assist, a block and a steal in 19 minutes of play against the Blue Demons.

2002 POST SEASON
In the Tigers' NIT first-round win over UNC Greensboro, scored 10 points and had nine rebounds ... prior to 25-point game against South Carolina, had just nine total points on 3-for-8 shooting in the Tigers' previous three NIT games ... against the Gamecocks in the NIT championship game, was 9-for-9 from the field in the first half and finished the game 11-of-14 ... also had seven rebounds against the Gamecocks ... named to the all NIT team.

SUMMER IN CHINA
Averaged 3.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, shot 68.8 percent from the field and made both of his three-point attempts over the course of eight games during the World University Games ... team USA advanced undefeated through pool and quarterfinal play before suffering an 83-82 loss to host China in the semifinals ... had five points, four rebounds and an assist in a tournament-high 15 minutes against Yao Ming-led China team ... the Americans rebounded to defeat Germany 80-78 to medal for the 17th straight time.

2000-01
Was the first player off the bench in a team-high 16 games however started six of the Tigers' seven games during the post-season ... for the year averaged 8.3 points and 4.7 rebounds and during the Tigers' run in the TiVo NIT, averaged 10.6 points and 6.6 rebounds ... shot 54.1 percent from the field during the season, good for sixth-best in Conference USA ... in C-USA games shot 57.8 percent which ranked fourth in the league ... his 1.31 block average during the season ranked fourth in the league ... was named the team's most improved player ... started against Temple, finishing with 12 points and six rebounds ... has seven blocked shots over the course of two games, including four at Miami (Fla.).

CONFERENCE USA PLAY
Came off the bench to scored a season-high 24 points in the Tigers' 86-78 win at Houston early in league play ... was 10-of-11 from the field, including 9-of-10 in the second half against the Cougars ... the Houston win was the first of four straight on the road and part of an eight-game winning streak for the Tigers ... scored eight of his 10 points in overtime in a 72-63 victory over Saint Louis, knocking down two consecutive field goals to give the Tigers a four-point lead ... also had 11 rebounds, including six offensive boards against the Billikens ... a couple weeks later in another overtime game, scored nine first-half points on 4-for-5 shooting and finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 76-73 win at UAB ... was 11-of-16 from the free throw line during the first half of the Tigers' game at Charlotte ... scored a team-high 17 points against the 49ers but had just one field goal after intermission in an 83-76 loss ... at Charlotte was whistled for his fourth and fifth personal fouls within 1:30 of one another, picking up his fifth with 6:29 to play.

2001 POST SEASON
Was 5-for-7 in the first half of the Tigers' C-USA Tournament quarterfinal win over Marquette, scoring 11 points ... scored 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting, had six rebounds and blocked two shots in the Tigers' TiVo NIT opening-round win at Utah ... recorded fourth double-double of the year, finishing with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the Tigers' win over UTEP ... had six offensive rebounds among his 10 caroms and blocked two shots in the NIT win in Salt Lake City ... with 16 points and a season-high 12 rebounds, recorded second straight double-double as Memphis knocked off New Mexico to advance to New York City for the NIT semifinals.

1999-2000
During a surprising freshman season, averaged 5.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game and ended up starting more than half of the Tigers' games as a rookie (17) ... tied a Maui Invitational record, blocking six shots to go along with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the Tigers' win over Chaminade ... right out of the blocks two days earlier scored 15 points and had eight rebounds against Georgetown in his first career game ... had almost twice as many offensive rebounds as Grambling State had as a team (11 to Grambling's six) in an early-season victory in which he scored 15 points and had a career-high 19 rebounds ... scored six, second-half points against Arkansas ... had a nifty driving layup down the middle of the lane, drilled a short jumper and knocked down a turnaround jumper against the Razorbacks.

CONFERENCE USA PLAY
Pulled down a huge rebound on the defensive glass and was fouled with 10.7 seconds to play in a 78-74 home win over South Florida ... came from the free throw line for the carom after a pair of USF missed field goal attempts ... would make the second of two free throws to make it a two-possession game against the Bulls as he finished with 13 points, five rebounds and three assists ... was 5-for-8 in the second half of the Tigers' game on the road at UAB and finished with 12 points, marking the rookie's first double-figure scoring game since the U of M's previous game against the Blazers ... returned to the starting lineup against Charlotte and finished with 10 points, the second straight double-figure scoring game ... fell a rebound shy of a double-double, scoring 11 points and pulling down nine rebounds in the Tigers' road win at Houston.

CLARKSDALE HS
Averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks as a senior ... helped Clarksdale to a 21-7 record senior season ... named all-District 3-4A as well as all-state honorable mention ... posted a triple-double in game against Humphreys County, scoring 17 points to go with 20 rebounds and 13 blocked shots ... as a junior, averaged 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks ... high school coach was Ronnie McBride ... also played high school tennis, reaching the Mississippi Class 4A playoffs in mixed doubles as a senior.

MORE ON EARL
Son of Jeraldean Barron and the late Earl Barron ... born Aug. 14, 1981 in Clarksdale, Miss. ... business administration major.

Career Highs
Points: 26 vs Austin Peay (11/22/02)
FG Made: 11 vs South Carolina (3/28/02)
FG Attempted: 26 vs Austin Peay (11/22/02)
FT Made: 11 vs Charlotte (2/17/01)
FT Attempted: 16 vs Charlotte (2/17/01)
Rebounds: 19 vs Grambling State (12/23/99)
Assists: 4 vs UA-Pine Bluff (11/25/02)
Steals: 4 vs Houston (2/16/02)
Blocks: 6 vs Chaminade (11/24/99), vs Grambling (12/23/99)
Minutes Played: 37 vs Houston (2/16/02)

Career Statistics

                           Total         3-Point                        Rebounds
Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
1999-00.  30-17   508/21.3   64-149  .430    0-4   .000    40-73   .548  57-60   117  3.9  85-4   23  25  31  14  168/5.6
2000-01.  36-9    690/19.2  112-207  .541    0-0    .000   74-127  .583  82-88   170  4.7 118-7   16  47  47  13  298/8.3
2001-02.  36-21   781/21.7  119-229  .520    3-9    .333   90-115  .783  87-106  193  5.4 115-8   31  63  27  21  331/9.2
2002-03.  26-15   555/21.3   65-166  .392    1-10   .100   74-91   .813  60-82   142  5.5  85-4   22  29  27   8  205/7.9
TOTAL... 128-62  2534/20.8  360-751  .479    4-23   .174  278-406  .683 286-336  622  4.9 403-23  92 164 132  56 1002/7.8
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