Video: Doug McDermott + Harrison Barnes + High School Basketball + Dramatic Music

You can catch Harrison Barnes at 4:10 p.m. Eastern on Friday, when the no. 1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels face Vermont, a 16-seed. No. 8 Creighton and Doug McDermott are scheduled to meet 9th-seeded Alabama at 1:40 p.m. Eastern today. Shane Ryan profiled McDermott earlier this season.

Here’s what Ryan had to say:

Particulars: Sophomore forward; 6-foot-7; 220 pounds.

The Raw Numbers: 23.5 points per game; 61.7 percent from the field (crazy); 8.4 rebounds per game; 50 percent from 3-point range; 83.1 percent from the line.

Lineage: He is a direct descendant of his father, Greg McDermott, coach of the Bluejays. Along with undefeated Murray State, Creighton is one of the two best mid-majors in college basketball this season.

So he only plays because his dad’s the coach? You didn’t read the “raw numbers” section, did you? Are you a commenter from … THE INTERNET? (On that note, the Drake student section unleashed one of the chants of the year when McDermott was at the line: “You’re a-dopted!”)


Filed Under: College Basketball, March Madness, NCAA tournament, North Carolina