Player Profile

Harrison Barnes

Harrison Barnes

Sacramento Kings Small forward

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :May 30, 1992
Height :6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight :225 lb (102 kg)

Harrison Barnes: A Brief Biography

Jeremy Bryce American professional basketball player Jordan Barnes, who plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA), was born on May 30, 1992. Prior to being selected by the Golden State Warriors with the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NBA draft, he played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels. In 2015, Barnes and the Warriors won the NBA championship.

Height of Harrison Barnes, Weight, and Body Stats

Harrison Barnes is just one inch taller than the NBA average size at 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m) tall. He is 225 lb, or 102 kg, in weight.

With the average height of an American man being 1.79 meters, Harrison is almost always the tallest man in the room when he is not engaged in athletic competition.

How much does Harrison Barnes Earn? Net Worth

Harrison Barnes hasn’t quite reached the NBA’s pinnacle of stardom, as was previously mentioned.

The forward has continued to earn a sizable salary and accumulate a sizable net worth despite this reality.

According to CelebrityNetWorth, Harison Barnes’ net worth is thought to be $23 million.

Even though that number is insignificant in comparison to LeBron James, it is still nothing to be ashamed of.

By the end of the 2020–21 season, Barnes will have made more than $127 million in salary, per Spotrac’s financial records.

Even though the forward played a crucial role on the Warriors’ championship squad, he only made $12 million while living in the Bay Area. His earning potential has increased though since then.

He agreed to a four-year, $94 million deal with the Mavericks in 2016 and a new $85 million deal with the Kings in 2019.

Harman International, Hy-Vee, PepsiCo, and United Sports Brands all support Barnes.

First NBA Paycheck

It’s simple to picture professional NBA players blowing their entire salary on cars, mansions, and other ‘toys’ when you consider that they earn millions of dollars per season.

Harrison Barnes, a forward for the Sacramento Kings, has opted to pay attention to something else.

The NBA champion had a smaller net worth when he first entered the league, despite the fact that he now has a sizable fortune. Harrison made sure to get a good night’s sleep with his first sizable rookie check.

Harrison Barnes can buy almost anything he wants thanks to his wealth. But when he first joined the league, his main priority was a new mattress, which was more unimportant.

Barnes wasn’t afraid to put forth the effort to find his ideal sleeping arrangement, even though looking for a mattress isn’t the most exciting activity in the world. He thought it was “like Christmas,” if anything, and he was there to receive his gift.

Harrison Barnes plays for Sacramento Kings (Pacific NBA Team)

High school career

Scout.com ranked Harrison Barnes as the best player in the class of 2010. both in the ESPNU 100. Rivals.com ranked him as the second-best player. In his junior year, Barnes and teammate Doug McDermott led Ames High School to a 4A state championship in Iowa. Barnes finished the game with 24 points and 8 rebounds to cap off a 26-0 season. Ames became the first team in Iowa’s big-school class to go undefeated in back-to-back seasons when Barnes and McDermott led Ames to a 27-0 season and a second straight Iowa 4A state championship during his senior year. He defeated Southeast Polk with 19 points in the championship game. During his senior year, he averaged 27.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.0 steals, and 4.0 assists, earning him a spot on the USA Today All-USA First Team. Barnes finished his Ames High School career with 1,787 points, which made him the school’s all-time leading scorer. Barnes participated in the 4th annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic and led Skip to My Lou with 18 points.

Barnes was named to the 2010 Junior National Select Team on January 20, 2010, according to the announcement. On April 10, the group participated in the 2010 Nike Hoop Summit at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. Additionally, he was chosen to participate in the 2010 McDonald’s All-American Game, where he helped the West team win 107-104. He shared the MVP award with Jared Sullinger after leading the team with 18 points. He participated in the 2010 Jordan Brand Classic, where he and Kyrie Irving shared the MVP honors. The Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award, given to the best player in the country, was given to Barnes on March 10, 2010.

Before completing his high school education, Barnes earned nine AP credits.

AAU

Along with football prospect Seantrel Henderson, Barnes participated in the AAU competition for All Iowa Attack and Howard Pulley Panthers (MN).

College recruitment

Duke, Iowa State, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and UCLA were among the schools Barnes considered making an offer to. Barnes made two unofficial trips to Kansas, once in October 2008 for Late Night in the Phog and once in the spring of 2009 for a matchup with Tennessee. Barnes visited Iowa State on an unofficial basis despite living only a mile from the campus. Barnes made official visits to North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, UCLA, and Oklahoma. Barnes Skyped North Carolina head coach Roy Williams on November 13, 2009, to let him know he was joining the Tar Heels.

College career

In his first game for North Carolina against the Commonwealth Bank Giants in the Bahamas, Barnes scored 21 points. The score was 130-87 in favor of UNC. For UNC overall in the Bahamas, Barnes averaged 6.5 rebounds and 22 points per game. Barnes was named a preseason All-American by the AP on November 1, 2010. Barnes made his North Carolina debut against Lipscomb with 14 points and 4 rebounds. On December 11, 2010, he outscored Long Beach State University 96-91 while grabbing 10 rebounds for his first double-double of his professional career. Later in his freshman season, Barnes began to exhibit a talent for making big plays, as evidenced by eight of his twelve points in the final seconds of the Tar Heels’ victory over Virginia Tech. With 6.6 seconds left in the game, Barnes hit the three-pointer that would ultimately win it for the Tar Heels against Miami. A few weeks later, Barnes sank a three-pointer to give the Tar Heels the victory in the Tar Heels’ game against Florida State. Barnes had a productive second season with the Tar Heels. He was the team’s top scorer in 16 of their 38 games and contributed to the team winning the ACC regular season title, reaching the ACC tournament final, and reaching the NCAA tournament’s elite eight. On February 1, 2011, Barnes scored a career-high 26 points in a game against Boston College. On March 12, 2011, he surpassed this mark by scoring 40 points and grabbing 8 rebounds against Clemson in an ACC tournament game. Additionally, Barnes’ performance of 40 points broke the previous mark for a freshman in an ACC Tournament game. Barnes declared on April 18, 2011, that he would stay in North Carolina for his sophomore campaign despite being considered a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA draft. Along with Derrick Williams, Jared Sullinger, and Kyrie Irving, Barnes was considered a possible first-round pick.

Barnes was the fourth player under coach Roy Williams and the ninth player in school history to be named ACC Rookie of the Year. Since Phil Ford scored 78 points in 1975 as a freshman, Barnes scored the most points in the ACC tournament. He scored 84 points in the NCAA tournament, the most ever by a UNC freshman.

Professional career

Golden State Warriors (2012–2016)

2012–13 season: All-Rookie honors

Barnes, Tyler Zeller, Kendall Marshall, and John Henson made the 2012 NBA Draft announcement on March 29, 2012. Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Bobcats, Washington Wizards, and Toronto Raptors were the four teams he worked out with. The Golden State Warriors picked him with the seventh overall pick.

Harrison Barnes was able to defend each of the five positions on the court, according to Warriors coach Mark Jackson. Barnes scored 26 points and added 10 rebounds in game four of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 12. Barnes was selected by the NBA for the 2012–13 All–Rookie First Team on May 14. Barnes tied with Chris Copeland for sixth place in the NBA Rookie of the Year voting with a total of 8 points.

2013–14 season: Sixth man

Barnes dropped to the bench when Andre Iguodala joined the team. Barnes took part in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge once again. He was chosen for Team Hill’s starting lineup. In the team’s victory, Barnes finished the game with 16 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals in 23 minutes. In the Warriors’ final regular-season game against the Denver Nuggets on April 16, 2014, Barnes recorded a career-high 30 points. The Warriors had a 51-31 regular-season record and were the sixth seed in the Western Conference going into the postseason. However, they were defeated by the Los Angeles Clippers 4-3 in the opening round.

2014–15 season: Championship season

Barnes returned to the starting lineup under new head coach Steve Kerr and made an immediate difference. He had a season-high 25 points on March 18, 2015, in a 114-95 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. On April 2, he made a running shot in the lane with 0.3 seconds left to help the Warriors defeat the Phoenix Suns, 107-106.

In the Warriors’ series against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2015 NBA Playoffs, Barnes quietly broke out. Due to the Grizzlies’ illustrious defense, he scored 12.8 points on 54.4% of his field goals per game, a performance that many basketball insiders praised. Barnes produced a number of clutch plays in Games 4, 5, and 6. Barnes made several crucial shots in the first quarter of Game 5 when the Warriors were down by double digits. Once teammate Stephen Curry was able to take on the majority of the load, the comeback turned into a rout. Barnes scored 24 points in Game 5 of the Warriors’ Western Conference Finals victory on May 27 to help his team advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years. After the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals in six games, Barnes won his first NBA championship with the team.

2015–16 season: NBA record for wins

Prior to missing 16 straight games due to a sprained left ankle, Barnes assisted the Warriors in their 17-0 start to the season. On January 4 against the Charlotte Hornets, he made a comeback and scored eight points off the bench to help his team win 111-101. Barnes set a career-high on April 7 when he scored 21 points against the San Antonio Spurs, making at least 10 points in nine straight games. With the victory, the Warriors became only the second NBA team to win 70 games in a season. The Warriors went on to surpass the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls’ 72–10 record by winning 73 games, an NBA record.

Barnes’ field goal percentage through the first two rounds of the playoffs was just 36%. Barnes averaged 8.7 points per game and shot 48% from the field as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals in seven games to advance to the 2016 NBA Finals. Barnes scored 13 points in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, assisting the Warriors in their 104-89 victory. The Warriors were leading the series 3-1 after winning Game 4, but they lost the rest of the games to lose the series in seven games, making them the first team in NBA history to lose a championship series after leading 3-1. In his last three games, Barnes only shot 16% of the time.

Dallas Mavericks (2016–2019)

2016–17 season

Barnes and the Dallas Mavericks agreed to a four-year, $94 million contract on July 9, 2016. On October 26, the Mavericks’ season opener against the Indiana Pacers, he made his team debut, scoring 19 points and pulling down nine rebounds in a 130-121 overtime loss. He recorded a career-high 31 points two days later in a defeat to the Houston Rockets 106-98. On November 6, he surpassed that total by scoring 34 points in an 86-75 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks after overtime. During the 2016–17 season, Barnes had seven games with 30 or more points, including five with 31. In his four seasons with the Golden State Warriors, Barnes never finished higher than fourth in scoring; however, he led the Mavericks with a career-high 19.2 points per game.

2017–18 season

Even though the Mavericks finished 24-58 and 13th out of 15 teams in the Western Conference, Barnes would again lead the team in scoring during the 2017–18 season. Barnes recorded a season-high 31 points on November 7, 2017, against the Washington Wizards. On November 20 against the Boston Celtics, he equaled that mark. Two days later, Barnes hit a 30-footer just before the buzzer to help the Mavericks defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 95-94. With 22 points, nine of which came in the fourth quarter to help Dallas thwart a Memphis comeback, Barnes led the Mavericks. In a 98-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors on December 26, 2017, he tied his career high with his sixth double-double of the year, tallying 16 points and 10 rebounds. He had already accomplished it during the 2014–15 Golden State championship season. He scored 13 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter of the Mavericks’ 115-111 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on January 10, 2018. In the fourth quarter, he made all five of his shots and added 11 rebounds. He achieved a new personal best by completing the season with eight double-doubles.

2018–19 season

Barnes’ right hamstring was strained for the first four games of the 2018–19 season. On October 26, in his first game of the season against the Raptors, he shot 5 for 17 and scored 14 points in a 116-107 loss. In a 114-110 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on December 2, he recorded a season-high 30 points. On December 31, he lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-102 while scoring 25 points and matching a career-high with seven 3-pointers made in nine attempts.

Sacramento Kings (2019–present)

Barnes was traded to the Sacramento Kings on February 6, 2019, during a Dallas Mavericks game against the Charlotte Hornets. Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson were received in return. Two days later, he made his Kings debut, scoring 12 points in a 102-96 victory over the Miami Heat. After the 2019 season, Barnes agreed to a four-year, $85 million contract extension with the Sacramento Kings.

In a 124-121 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on October 20, 2021, Barnes had a game-high 36 points, including a career-high eight three-pointers. Barnes’ game-winning three-pointer against the Phoenix Suns on October 27 helped the Kings defeat them 110-107.

On November 20, 2022, Barnes led the Phoenix Suns to a 137-129 victory over the Detroit Pistons by tallying 27 points and nine rebounds.

National team career

Barnes was selected for the American Olympic team for the 2016 Summer Games in June of that year. In four games, he averaged 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds, helping Team USA win the gold medal in Rio.

Barnes was selected in August 2019 to play for the United States in the FIBA World Cup. He contributed to Team USA’s 6-2 record and seventh-place finish in the competition. Team USA lost to France in the quarterfinals and Serbia in the fifth-place game before coming back to defeat Poland in the game for seventh place. In each game, Barnes averaged 11.6 points and 4.6 rebounds.

NBA Trophies & Titles

High school

  • 2010 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award winner
  • 2010 McDonald’s All-American team selection
  • 2010 Jordan Brand High School All-American team selection
  • 2010 First-team Parade All-American
  • 2010 Iowa Mr. Basketball
  • 2009 Second-team Parade All-American

College

  • 2010, 2011 Preseason All-American
  • 2011 Second Team All-ACC
  • 2011 All-ACC Freshman Team
  • 2011 ACC Rookie of the Year
  • 2012 Second Team All-American (NHarrison Barnes)
  • 2012 First Team All-ACC

Professional

  • 2015 NBA Champion
  • 2013 NBA All-Rookie First Team

Personal Life

Harrison Barnes tied the knot with Brittany Johnson, the woman he had been dating for a while.

After becoming engaged in August 2016 while on vacation in Costa Rica, the couple married in July 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island, at a celebrity-studded ceremony in Oceanside.

San Francisco served as Mrs. Barnes’s upbringing. She earned a B.S. in English and literature from Spellman College and a B.S. in global studies and African-American studies from the University of North Carolina.

To say that they aren’t into the glitz and glamour that many fans and players associate with the NBA would be an understatement, especially for Brittany.

She chuckles at how unlikely their relationship seemed at their chance encounter with Harrison at the University of North Carolina.

Brittany had no idea that UNC was better known for being the alma mater of basketball legend Michael Jordan than for the world-class journalism program for which she had traveled across the country.