Decision looms for Barnes

Decision looms for Barnes

Chris Barnes has taken his visits, and is now preparing to make a decision on where to play his college hoops. Barnes will choose from Kentucky, Oklahoma, Wichita State and Georgia. Chris discussed what he is looking for in a school with KSR earlier this afternoon.

On October 19th, there could another piece of Kentucky's recruiting puzzle in place. Chris Barnes, a burly power forward from Atlanta Georgia, will make his decision public.

Barnes took a visit to the University of Kentucky on the last weekend in September. Barnes was hosted by senior forward, Bobby Perry. The visit went well, as expected. "It was a good visit. I had a lot of fun with the players and the staff. I got to see a lot of things," said Barnes.

It was the usual suspects when Chris discussed what stood out most about his trip to Lexington. "The tradition and the program (stood out). The school and the academic center were impressive," Barnes continued.

Barnes has now completed his official visits, after taking a visit to Oklahoma this weekend. Barnes has visited Kentucky, Oklahoma, Wichita State, and Georgia. And now it's decision time. Does anybody lead? "I don't have a leader right now, I'm just working it out."

"I'm looking for a school that I can go in and graduate," Barnes stated. "I want to play on a good team that I can win a national championship with," he continued.

Kentucky fits that criteria. Adding Barnes along with some of the other prospects that Coach Smith is recruiting will give him that opportunity. Barnes could provide much needed depth to Kentucky's front court. His strength and rebounding prowess should get him early looks by the staff of whatever school he chooses.

Barnes is a three star prospect according to Scout.com.

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