School: Bishop McGuinness
Travel Team: NC Spartans
What Was Recently Said:
Next, we look at a player that possesses a lot of ability as a polished inside-out threat, Cal Barrett. He's a long, skilled, unselfish forward/post prospect with a smooth shooting stroke and a fairly versatile offensive game. Barrett has grown, gotten stronger, and expanded his game over the recent months. He's still a quality floor-spacer from midrange and beyond the arc, but has also gotten tougher as a finisher, rebounder, and interior defender. Barrett moves well for his size, makes solid passes, and provides a steady, reliable presence on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his consistency off the dribble, as it would make him an even more dynamic shooting threat. Coach Shivers on Barrett: 'Cal has lots of potential. He's a good defender at his position and around the rim. Displays touch and post ability. Cal needs to learn his worth and be more selfish at times. There were times when I wanted to see him demand the ball.' Barrett did a lot of things well during his time at camp and should be a target for various college coaches over the next calendar year.
What To Expect:
Ever since our first viewing of Barrett, he's shown steady, consistent growth as a player. He's steadily evolved from a floor-spacer into a skilled, athletic, well-rounded forward. Barrett is long, fluid, and plays with a solid motor on both ends of the floor. He displays touch around the basket, reliable shooting from midrange and beyond the arc, and the ability to attack off the bounce. Barrett can play above the rim and finish through contact, but is also capable of taking whatever the defense gives him. He battles well for rebounds, provides quality effort defensively, and understands how to exploit mismatches offensively. Heading into his senior season, folks should expect him to be a major difference-maker for Bishop McGuinness. Barrett's overall growth has been awesome to see, so it'll be exciting to see where he ultimately decides to further his playing career at the next level.