PG Barber takes step into the elite 

July, 8, 2012
Point guard Anthony Barber (Hampton, Va./Hampton) has been sensational in June and July. Considering only the point guards, Barber’s moved his stock to a different level and is sitting as the nation’s No. 3 point at this moment. How’d he do it?

“I’m shooting the ball better and being more vocal as a point guard,” Barber said. “I’m not going at the same speed all the time and I’ve learned how to slow down. I think I’ve improved more as a point guard than I was last year.”

Barber and his Boo Williams AAU team faced adversity in the spring. With plenty of talent, Boo Williams couldn’t get it right and was in jeopardy of missing its first Peach Jam. Then, in Oakland at the final Nike Elite Youth Basketball League session, they got the mix down.