Cat Barber is the ACC’s Allen Iverson: Shiftiest PG in NCAA?

Webb Wellman, Webb WellmanAbout the Author
Been in the game for over a decade. No one has been at BALLISLIFE longer. Coined the phrase "Hoop State." John Wall's official videographer/photographer. Run the John Wall Holiday Invitational, Crown Town Classic and The Hoop State Foundation (501c3). God is great & ball is life. North Carolina #HoopState

| March 3rd, 2016

6’2″ Anthony “Cat” Barber might be the quickest point guard in college basketball today. The NC State front man leads the ACC in scoring, averaging 23.2 ppg while also adding 4.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. A vastly improved jump shot has also allowed Barber to find himself at #7 on this year’s NCAA scoring list. Barber is an isolation based, scoring point guard who molds his game after fellow Newport News, VA product; Allen Iverson. [It was rumored that during his time at NC State, Barber contemplated transferring to join Iverson’s former coach Larry Brown at SMU.] Luckily for the Wolfpack, he decided to stick with Mark Gottfried and has been a man on a mission ever since. He has become an efficient free throw shooter (86.8%) & has developed an effective step back & pull up jumper which, when paired with his “Cat-like” speed, has made him a lethal 1-on-1 threat. Is he Allen Iverson? No. But his struggles growing up in Newport News were similar, both considered “too small” by critics, both played for the legendary Boo Williams, their speed & quickness is comparable, but ultimately he is his own man. Cat Barber is Cat Barber, and fortunately for him that’s pretty damn good.

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