5  Will Barton
Will Barton


Baltimore, Md.

High School:
Lake Clifton HS/Brewster Academy (N.H.)

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 175



Has played in 35 games, making 25 starts ... Averaging 12.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists ... Has 54 steals and 17 blocked shots ... Shooting 42.8 percent from the floor, 26.5 percent from the three-point arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line.

Named to 2011-12 John Wooden Award preseason watch list ... Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll distinction in 2011 ... A member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2010 fall semester ... 2011 collegeinsider.com National All-Freshman Team ... 2011 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 11 second team ... 2011 All-Conference USA third team ... 2011 Conference USA All-Freshman Team.

2010-11 Season (Freshman)
Played in all 35 games and made 25 starts ... Played a team-high 1070 minutes ... Averaged 12.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists ... Led team (or tied for team lead) in scoring 10 times ... Led team (or tied for team lead) in rebounding 10 times ... Netted double figures in 23 games, including 10-straight contests from Jan. 15-Feb. 16 ... Grabbed five or more rebounds in 22 games from his wing position ... Shot 42.8 percent from the floor, 26.5 percent from the three-point line and 69.9 percent from the charity stripe ... Had 54 steals (second on team) and 17 blocked shots ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders in scoring (21st) and steals (7th) ... Ranked among C-USA freshmen leaders in scoring (2nd), rebounding (5th), free throw percentage (9th), steals (2nd), blocked shots (8th) and assists (5th) ...

Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments):Started all four postseason games ... Averaged 10.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists ... Had six steals ... Shot 37.8 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the free throw line ... In NCAA Tournament second-round game vs. Arizona, had 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals ... Netted six (two dunks, jumper) of his eight second-half points vs. the Wildcats in a Tigers' 10-2 run that turned a 56-53 deficit into a 63-58 lead ... In three Conference USA Tournament games, averaged 10.0 points, 5.7 boards and 2.0 assists ... Shot 35.5 percent from the floor and 85.7 percent from the foul line ... Had 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the Tigers' Conference USA Tournament championship game win over UTEP ...During the final run that turned a 62-50 deficit into the 67-66 final, accounted for nine of the Tigers' points ... Converted a three-point play with 4:55 left to cut the UTEP lead to 62-56 ... Then assisted on two Chris Crawford three-pointers, with the last one tying the game at 65-all with 1:53 left ... Scored nine points, grabbed four rebounds and handed out three assists in the C-USA Tournament semifinal win over East Carolina ... Against Southern Miss in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal, had 10 points, six boards and two steals ... Netted eight of his 10 points in the second half ... His dunk with 6:41 left broke as 48-all tie and gave Memphis the lead for good ... Had a steal and dunk with under a minute left to give Memphis a 60-56 lead ... Hit two free throws with :21 on the clock to secure the win.

Conference USA play:Saw action in all 16 games ... Made 12 starts ... Averaged 12.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists ... Shot 45.9 percent from the floor, 29.2 percent from the arc and 61.1 percent from the free throw line ... Netted double figures in 11 league games ... Pulled down five or more rebounds in 10 contests ... Had 22 steals and 10 blocked shots ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders (league games only) in scoring (20th), field goal percentage (9th) and steals (12th) ... Scored 15 points and added five boards, six assists and three blocked shots in the regular-season finale win over Tulane at FedExForum ... The six assists tied a season high, and the three blocks were a season best ... Grabbed a season-high tying eight rebounds in a road loss at East Carolina ... Scored 10 points and grabbed five boards in a road setback at UTEP ... Posted only scoreless game in a home win over Houston ... Also had no boards while playing a season-low six minutes vs. the Cougars ... Had 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals in a home victory over UAB ... The UAB contest was his 10-straight double-figure scoring performance ... Scored 16 points and added five rebounds and three assists in a home win over Southern Miss ... Netted seven (two jumpers, three-point play) of his 11 second-half points early that helped cut a 41-31 Southern Miss lead to 44-42 ... Scored the other four second-half points on two layups with under a minute to play to secure the win ... Had 15 points, seven boards and five assists in the Tigers' thrilling 63-62 road win at UCF ... Hit a three-pointer with :58 left to tie the game at 60-all ... Then, with under five seconds left, assisted on his brother's (Antonio) game-winning three-pointer ... Scored 11 points and recorded a season-best four steals in a home loss to Tulsa ... Scored 20 points (C-USA high) in a road setback at Marshall ... Had back-to-back 17-point performances in a home win over UCF (also six boards, two steals) and a road win at UAB (also eight rebounds, three assists and two steals) ... The eight boards vs. the Blazers tied a season high ... In the win at UAB, hit three-pointer with :58 on the clock to give Memphis a 68-66 lead, and then in overtime, hit a layup with :47 left to give Memphis a 73-68 advantage ... Posted consecutive 15-point outings in a road win at Southern Miss (also five boards) and a home victory over Marshall (also five assists, three steals) ... Against Southern Miss, hit a jumper with 5:38 left to knot the game at 62-all, which was the first time the game was tied since 18:08 of the first half ... Nailed a three-pointer at the 3:17 mark to give Memphis its first lead of the contest at 69-66 ... Hit a basket with 1:26 left to keep Memphis in the lead at 73-70 ... Pulled down six boards in a road setback at SMU ... Scored six points and dished out three assists in the league-opening win over East Carolina.

Non-conference play (regular season games only):Played in all 15 non-conference games and made nine starts ... Averaged 12.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists ... Had 26 steals and five blocked shots ... Shot 41.1 percent from the field, 26.9 percent from the three-point arc and 75 percent from the free throw line ... Had nine double-figure scoring performances vs. non-league foes ... Pulled down five or more boards in 10 games ... Scored 12 points and added seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in a road win at Gonzaga ... The six assists tied a season high ... Hit 6-of-6 from the charity stripe vs. Gonzaga ... Accounted for all five points in a 5-0 run late in the game that turned a 56-53 deficit into a 58-56 lead ... Assisted on Charles Carmouche's game-tying trey (56-all) with 1:44 left ... Hit two FT with 1:23 left to give Memphis the lead ... Posted 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in a road loss at Tennessee ... Netted 19 points, grabbed eight boards and handed out four assists in a home win over Tennessee State ... Tied a season high with eight FG made ... Had 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals in a home win over Lipscomb ... Scored 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds in a home loss to Georgetown ... Played a season-high 41 minutes in a home win over Austin Peay ... Scored 16 points and grabbed seven boards in a neutral-site setback to Kansas in the Jimmy V Classic ... Had back-to-back 20-point games in home victories over Arkansas State (also six boards, three assists, three steals) and Tennessee Martin (also five rebounds, six assists) ... Hit a season-high eight FG vs. Tennessee Martin and tied a season best with four three-pointers ... Scored a season-high 22 points in a home win over Northwestern State ... Also grabbed a season-best eight boards vs. Northwestern State ... Hit a season-high four treys vs. the Demons ... Had four points, three assists and two steals in his collegiate debut vs. Centenary.

High School
Played his final season of high school basketball in 2009-10 at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H. ... Following his prep year at Brewster, played in the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City and the Nike Hoops Summit in Portland, Ore. ... In the Jordan Brand Classic, scored 15 points and added eight boards, three assists and one block in only 17 minutes of action ... Netted his 15 points on 7-of-13 FG, 0-of-2 treys and 1-of-1 FT ... Helped lead the West Team to a 129-125 win ... In the Nike Hoops Summit, had two rebounds and one assist in 13 minutes of play ... Helped the USA Junior National Select Team to a 101-97 win over the World Select Team ...

In his one year at Brewster Academy, helped lead the Bobcats to a 35-4 overall record and the National Prep Championship crown ... Brewster also won the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) Class A title ... Brewster is the first school to win both the National Prep Championship and NEPSAC crowns in the same season ... Was named the MVP of the National Prep Championship tournament after scoring 24 points in the title game win over Northfield Mount Herman ... Also took home the NEPSAC Class A Tournament MVP honor with his 26-point performance in the title game win over Winchendon ... Netted 20 or more points in all six postseason games (three NEPSAC/three National Prep Championship) and posted an average of 24.0 points in those six contests ... Averaged 20.8 points for the 2009-10 season and was selected the 2009-10 NEPSAC Class A Player of the Year ... Netted double figures in 38 of the Bobcats' 39 games ... Had 22 games with 20 or more points, including a season-high 38 points in a regular season win over Proctor Academy ... Rated the No. 1 player in the New England region by the New England Recruiting Report ...

A consensus top-15 recruit ... Rated the No.3 player in the nation by MaxPreps.com, No. 5 by ESPN.com, No. 8 by The Sporting Newsand Scout.com and No. 10 by PrepStars.com ... Ranked the nation's No. 1 shooting guard by Scout.com ... Rivals.com ranked him the No. 11 overall player and the nation's No. 2 shooting guard ...

Played in the 2009 Boost Mobile Elite, one of the nation's premier elite high school hoops events, in August ... Earned "standout player" recognition at the King City Classic, which was a part of the LeBron James Skills Academy, in the summer of 2009, according to ESPN.com ... Named MVP of the I-95 Elite Challenge (Baltimore vs. Washington, D.C., high school all-stars) in May ... Netted 18 points in the I-95 Challenge ... In 2008-09, teamed with his brother, Antonio, to lead Lake Clifton High School to a perfect 28-0 record and the Maryland 3A state championship ... Netted a game-high 20 points in the state title victory over Friendly ... Averaged 18.7 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists during the Lakers' title run in 2008-09 ... Named the 2009 All-Baltimore City Player of the Year by The Baltimore Sun ... Also selected to the Sun'sAll-Metro first team ... Prior to his year at Lake Clifton, attended City College High School in Baltimore and National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Md.

Full name is William Denard Barton ... Birthday is January 6 ... Son of Karen Bush ... Major is undeclared.

Barton's Career Stats
Year GP-GS MIN/AVG FG-A FG-Pct 3G-A 3pt-Pct FT-A FT-pct OR-DR Tot/Avg A TO BL ST Pts/Avg
10-11 35-25 1070/30.6 167-390 .428 39-147 .265 58-83 .699 49-124 173/4.9 99 89 17 54 431/12.3
11-12 35-34 1236/35.3 230-452 .509 37/107 .346 134-179 .749 70-209 279/8.0 101 75 25 50 631/18.0
Totals 70-59 2306/32.9 397-842 .471 76/254 .299 192-262 .733 119-333 452/6.5 200 164 42 104 1062/15.2
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