A 10-game starter in his junior season for the Bulldogs Scored in double figures once, in Georgia's SEC win at home against Alabama (10 pts.). Rebounded for double digits once as well, in the season opener vs. New Orleans. One of three Bulldog regulars to shoot over 50 percent from the field. Had four points and seven rebounds in 23 minutes in Georgia's SEC Tournament win over Arkansas. Played a key role in Georgia's late-season, comeback win over Alabama. Scored six of his 10 points in the second half, after the Bulldogs had fallen behind by double digits.
Given his injury-plagued freshman year, Barnes progressed as much as any player in the Georgia program as a sophomore. Was rock-solid in two of the Bulldogs' toughest games of the season: 7 pts., 10 rebs. in 22 minutes @Western Ky...11 pts in 16 min. vs. Va. Tech. His 10 boards at WKU are his career best. Only other double-figure scoring game was a 10-point effort in regular-season finale vs. South Carolina. Also had eight boards against the Gamecocks.
2007-08 Season Promising freshman season was cut short by a knee injury in the Feb. 16 game vs. Tennessee. Suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee in that game. Was healthy and available by the NCAA Tournament but was withheld from competition. Had become an important reserve in Georgia's frontcourt before his injury. Showed in his limited court time that he was perhaps the Bulldogs' best offensive rebounder. Recorded a double-double in his first collegiate game, with 14 points (all in the 2nd half) and 10 rebounds vs. Jax State. Played all the significant minutes in Georgia's win vs. Elon. Season-high of nine rebounds came in just 16 minutes Jan. 26 at Tennessee. Missed the South Carolina game on Feb. 13 because of an eye infection that temporarily blurred his vision. High School Averaged 20.1 points, 10 rebounds and 5.1 blocks as a senior at Riverdale. Riverdale went 58-19 during his two seasons there. Rated the 36th-best power forward in the country by Rivals.com heading into his senior season at Riverdale. Missed part of his senior season after undergoing knee surgery in January of 2007. Averaged 17.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per game as a junior. Played AAU basketball for Team Georgia Elite. Also participated in football, soccer and track in high school.
Full Name Chris Alexander Barnes
Birthdate/Birthplace Nov. 20, 1988 / Miami, Fla.
Academic Major Child & Family Development
Favorite Food Steak and Shrimp Least Favorite Food Okra
Favorite Beverage Arnold Palmer Favorite TV Shows Family Guy & The Game Channels I Most Often Watch ESPN
Favorite Video Games All of the NCAA games Websites I Most Often Visit Facebook, MediaTakeOut.com
No. of Songs in my iPod About 1,500
Most Frequently Played Artists Drake, Lil Wayne, Anything that's hot How My Teammates Might Describe Me Goofy, cool, laid-back
Teammates Who Make Me Laugh Hardest They all do at times.
My Biggest Fear Not accomplishing my goals
Favorite Non-Basketball Athlete(s) Ernie Davis & Jim Brown Athletic Accomplishment I'm Proudest Of SEC Tournament championship
Sport I'd Most Like to Try College Football Best Friend on Another Team Terrell Barnes, my brother, at Tennessee Tech When I was young and playing ball, I pretended I was... Shaq
I Got Started Playing Basketball... Just by watching my dad play.