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After enduring two suspensions under NCAA investigation last season, Barkley decided two years was enough of the college game. He declared for the NBA draft soon after St. John's was bumped from the NCAA tournament last March. In those two years, Barkley led the Red Storm to a 53-17 record. He was inserted into the fray as a freshman and played admirably, and he elevated his game as a sophomore, leading St. John's in scoring average (16), assists (4.5) and steals (3). Barkley has great quickness, which, coupled with his shooting ability, enables him to score as well as create for teammates. He handles the ball well and had a solid assist-to-turnover ratio last season. Barkley knows how to defend. Some scouts think he could be the first point guard taken in the draft.
Sophomore SeasonSeason marred by two suspensions. He was first suspended for two games in February for exchanging vehicles with a family friend. SJU was forced to declare Barkley ineligible for its Feb. 29 win over Seton Hall in regards to questions regarding to tuition the point guard received from a church while he was still in HS
First team All-Big East as a sophomore
His 302 career assists rank 10th on the school's all-time list
Scored 12 points and added 11 assists in the Johnnies' upset of Duke
Freshman SeasonSelected as Big East Co-Rookie-of-the-Year
Started at PG in all 37 games
Third on the team in scoring
Had seven steals against Columbia, just one shy of the school record and the most since Mark Jackson had seven in 1987
Scored 12 points with 11 assists in the Red Storm's OT loss to Duke
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