THIS SEASON: Jeremy Barr, a 6-foot-8, 265-pound sophomore forward in 2006-07, has the opportunity to see significant playing time as he continues to learn the game and the system. He has the potential to be a strong rebounder and has good hands.
2005-06 Appeared in 23 games for the Trojans, including making three starts. He averaged 3.1 points and 1.5 rebounds per game as a freshman. Started on Nov. 25 vs. Eastern Washington at the Great Alaska Shootout and scored a season-high nine points on 4-for-8 shooting. His other two starts were on Nov. 26 at Alaska-Anchorage and Feb. 11 at Washington State. Scored eight points and a career-high five rebounds in 19 minutes on Nov. 30 vs. UC Riverside. Grabbed at least one rebound in 19 of 23 games played. Shot 50.8 percent from the field (32-for-63), but only 26.9 percent from the line (7-for-26).
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 19 points and nine rebounds while leading Houston's Westbury Christian High School to three straight TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) state titles. He was named first team All-State and was a McDonalds All-American nominee. Westbury Christian went 100-19 in his three seasons on the team. He scored a game-high 21 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and blocked five shots in Westbury Christian's 61-53 win vs. San Antonio Christian in Mansfield, Texas on Feb. 26 to capture the school's third-straight title. Was named to the Academy National Invitational All-National Division all-star team in the prep tournament that featured eight of the top high school teams in the country his senior season. Scored 11 points in a double-overtime 51-43 win vs. Montverde Academy (Fla.), and 12 points and 15 points respectively in losses to Christ the King (N.Y.) and DeMatha (Md.). Westbury Christian was the 19th rated men's high school basketball team in the country by Hoops USA. Rated by RivalsHoops as the 28th-best high school power forward and 118th ranked high school player overall. HoopScoops ranked him as the 51st best high school prospect in the country.
PERSONAL: Barr was born on April 3, 1986, in New Providence in the Bahamas. He came to the United States in the summer of 2002 with the help of former Olympic bronze medalist Frank Rutherford, who competed for the Bahamas in three Olympics (1988-96) and won a bronze medal in the triple jump in 1992. A foundation Rutherford has established works with the Bahamian government and the Ministry of Sports to bring young men with athletic potential to the United States. Barr had never played organized basketball before coming to the United States. He has a 7-3 wingspan and wears size 22 shoes. Is majoring in economics and would like to own his own business in the Bahamas after his playing career. Lists Shaquille O'Neal as his biggest sports hero. His favorite television show is "Family Guy" and he enjoys hanging out with friends and listening to reggae music.