44 Will Barnes
44 Will Barnes
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
High School: Hillcrest
Position: Guard

In 2008-09 (Junior): Will played in all 30 games for the Golden Eagles, and started 24 games...named the team's best offensive player by coahc Sutton...scored in double figures 14 times, including a career-high 27 points against Louisiana-Monroe on Dec. 29...set a new career-high in assists with eight against Tennessee State on Jan. 24...grabbed eight rebounds and scored 15 points in Tech's season opener against Bryan College...shot .483 (111-for-230) from the field for the season, and .384 (33-for-86) from three-point distance...averaged 9.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 24.0 minutes per game.

In 2007-08 (Sophomore): Another experienced player in the Golden Eagle lineup, played in all 32 games in 2007-08, starting the final seven, and nine overall, averaging over 17 minutes per game, scored in double figures six times in an eight game span from Jan. 26 to Feb. 16...had a season high 22 points on Feb. 7 when he shot 8-for-10 for the game, including 4-for-4 from three point distance, averaged 2.2 assists per game, including a career high 4 assists six times.

In 2006-07 (Freshman): Will played in eight games last season...scored seven points in his debut, along with two assists, two rebounds and two steals, in Tech’s win over Bluefield College...had four points and three rebounds against Bradley...two assists against Bradley, Kansas State and Bluefield to establish a career-high...saw a career-high 16 minutes of court time at UW -Milwaukee.

HIGH SCHOOL: Will came to Tennessee Tech from Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he was a first-team all-state selection as a senior...averaged 17 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals per game in his final season...all-area and first-team all-west Alabama honoree for coach Scott Suttles...led the team to the Area 5 title and was named Area MVP as a senior...finalist for Class 6A Player of the Year...chosen for Alabama Super Five and named West Alabama Player of the Year...among his team awards, he won the Assist Award and the Hustle Award.

PERSONAL: William Tremere Barnes is the son of Teresa Barnes and the late John Barnes...birthday is May 2, 1988...majoring in business management.