Sophomore point guard expected to be at full strength for basketball postseason
Wolfpack gets conference win behind effort from Barber and Lacey
NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-East Regional-Louisville vs NC State. (USATSI)
Prior to Friday's regional semifinal vs. Louisville, Mark Gottfried and the Wolfpack held its open practice at noon and then met with the media.
The Wolfpack preps for the NCAA Tournament
2013-14 - Freshman Season: Started 18 games and played 24.2 minutes ... Third on the team with 8.5 points per game on .401 shooting ... Dished 126 assists and appeared among ACC leaders in assist-turnover ratio for most of the season ... Scored 13 points in collegiate debut vs. Appalachian State (Nov. 8) ... Moved into the starting lineup after scoring a career-high 22 points vs. NC Central (Nov. 20) ... Totaled 19 points and four assists vs. Long Beach St. (Dec. 7) ... Scored 11 points vs. Campbell (Nov. 16) ... Recorded a career-high eight assists against East Carolina (Dec. 21) ... Scored 17 points at UNCG (Dec. 30) ... Played a career-high 36 minutes against Pittsburgh (Jan. 4) ... Scored 16 points in win at Notre Dame (Jan. 7) ... Had nine points and five assists in win at Pitt (March 3) ... Led team in assists (14) and steals (4) at ACC Tournament ... Dished seven assists vs. no turnovers vs. Miami (March 13) ... Scored 12 points vs. Duke in ACC semifinal.
Before State:Ranked among the top point guards in the 2013 class ... Appeared on the rankings board published by ESPN (11), Scout.com (9) and Rivals.com (9) ... Totaled 11 points and four assists in the 2013 McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago ... Four-year letterwinner and three-time all-region honoree ... Two-time VHSCA All-Group ... Finished his prep career as the all-time leading scorer in his district, totaling 2,097 points ... Averaged 21.3 points per game as a junior and was named 2012 Group AAA Player of the Year ... Led Hampton to a 27-6 record and state championship as a junior ... Scored 20.2 points per game as a senior, leading his team to a 22-6 record ... Averaged 15.1 points per game in 2012 Nike Elite Youth Basketball League play ... Scored 11.8 points per game on the team that captured bronze medal in 2012 Nike Global Challenge ... Played with teammate Beejay Anya in the US vs. Florida All-Star Game in March 2013 ... Played AAU ball for Boo Williams.
Personal:Born July 25, 1994 ... Son of Pamela Barber ... Has an older sister ... Was given the nickname 'Cat' by his sister ... Enrolled in First Year College.