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#24 Canyon Barry
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Cheyenne Mountain
Experience: Redshirt
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“Canyon is improving daily. I am trying to get him to be a more dominant offensive player. I don't know if he has ever been asked to do that, and now, I am asking him to do that. He has a great first step and is really long, so he can get by people. Canyon is 6-foot-6 with a high vertical leap. I would love for him to develop into a big-time scorer for us.” – CofC Head Coach Doug Wojcik
FRESHMAN (2012-13) 
Redshirted the 2012-13 season…2012-13 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll student.
Graduated in 2012 from Cheyenne Mountain High School…Ranked No. 1 in his graduating class of 322 students...A Straight-A student…Honored with the prestigious Fred Steinmark High School Athlete of the Year Award as selected by the Colorado High School Coaches Association (CHSCA)…Played in 19 games and averaged a team-leading 17.2 points, 1.1 blocks, 4.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.6 steals per game as a senior, prior to a season-ending ankle injury with four games remaining…Led the Indians to a 16-9 overall record and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the State 4A Championship as a junior…Was the team’s leading scorer averaging 13 points per game along with five rebounds per game and a 76.4 shooting percentage from the free throw line…Shot 52.6 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from three-point range…During a seven-game stretch during the middle of the 4A Metro season, he averaged 20.5 points…Honored on the CHSAA Academic All-State First Team and Colorado Springs Metro League (CSML) 4A Academic First Team…CSML 5A/4A Combined First Team All-League and CSML 4A First Team All-League selection…Named a CSML 4A All-Star and Team MVP…Also led the Indians with the highest GPA on the team, most points scored, most free throws attempted and most blocks…Lettered in varsity tennis for four years, chalking up state titles in 2010 and 2011…Also participated in badminton and volleyball…State boys’ badminton champion in 2010…Two-time letterwinner in track and field in the triple jump…Team captured state track championship title in 2011…Earned Academic All-State First Team honors in tennis and track...Was first chair euphonium in the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble...Earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a Boy Scout of America…One of 23 student-athletes from Cheyenne Mountain honored as a Rotary Champion at the 28th Annual Rotary Champions Awards Ceremony...Named the overall 2012 Rotary Champions Medallion Winner for boys’ basketball based on exceptional character, scholarship, leadership, service and athletic achievement.
Canyon Barry…The youngest son of NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry and Lynn Norenberg Barry…Born on Jan. 7, 1994 in Fort Wayne, Ind…The third Barry to be recruited and signed by former CofC head coach Bobby Cremins, next to his half-brothers, Jon and Drew, who starred at Georgia Tech…Is the fifth Barry son to play Division I basketball including half-brother, Brent, who starred at Oregon State, and half-brother, Scooter, who won a national championship title at Kansas in 1988…His father, Rick, holds the distinction of being the only player to lead the NCAA, ABA and NBA in scoring and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996…His mother, Lynn, was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American player at The College of William & Mary from 1977-81…She is a member of the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame, the William & Mary Athletic Hall of Fame in basketball and track, and is the only woman in school history to have her No. 22 jersey retired…An underhand free-throw shooter like his father…Enjoys playing tennis, volleyball, guitar and slack-lining...His athletic goals for his redshirt year are to get bigger, stronger, faster and help out his team as much as possible in practice to be ready to play in 2013-14…Member of the CofC Honors College…Chose CofC over his father’s alma mater, Miami (Fla.) and Davidson…Physics major at College of Charleston.
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