Thomasville basketball star Tyree Barnes is getting the prospect to play the sport on the subsequent stage.
The 6-foot-2 guard/ahead, who was the MVP of the 2019 Davidson County Christmas Classic, has accepted a proposal from Pfeiffer University.
“I’m really happy for Tyree Barnes and his family,” mentioned Thomasville coach Antonio Threadgill. “…Tyree was a great finisher in transition and he played every position on the floor for us. His game improved so much from his junior to his senior year.”
An All-Central Carolina Conference choice for the Bulldogs, Barnes averaged 20 factors and eight rebounds whereas taking pictures 61 p.c from the ground and 75 p.c from the free throw line.
Barnes performed a few of his finest basketball of the season through the Christmas event, throughout which he led Thomasville to the championship. He saved the perfect for final, scoring 41 factors within the title sport.
In addition to that, Barnes maintained a three.1 grade level common within the classroom.
“He’s such a great, respectable young man,” Threadgill mentioned. “We spent a lot of time over the last two years working on his game. …It makes me so happy as a coach to see players’ dreams come true.”
Barnes turns into the second Davidson County prep participant to signal with Pfeiffer. Union Grove’s Jackson Koontz had beforehand signed with the Falcons.
Pfeiffer, a Division III program enjoying within the USA South Conference, is situated in Misenheimer in Stanly County. The Falcons have been 11-14 within the 2019-20 season.
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