SENIOR, FORWARD, UCLA
The week: In the Bruins' 87-77 victory over No. I Kansas last Saturday, the 6'7" Barnes scored a game-high 27 points on 10 of 14 shooting. Last Thursday he hit 12 of 17 shots for a career-high 34 in UCLA's 81-77 loss to USC. Here's his dossier.
Best course this semester: Social welfare, because I get to work with underprivileged kids
Most surprising thing about you: I was a better football player [as a wide receiver] than basketball player in high school.
Guilty pleasure TV show: Temptation Island
First phone call after a game: High school buddies in Sacramento
Favorite Tattoo : On left arm, of a player dunking, accompanied by the words SAC TOWN'S FINEST
Best players ever faced: Paul Pierce and Chris Webber in summer league games
Best recent advice: From Magic Johnson, who said after a rough stretch earlier this season to carefully study game tapes