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Erick Barkley

Drafted by: Portland, Round: 1, Pick: 28
College: St. John's
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185 lbs.
Position: Guard
BirthDate: Feb. 21, 1978
Birthplace: Queens, NY

Expert Analysis
"Barkley is an intriguing NBA prospect. He has very good quickness and can get the ball up and down the court with relative ease. He is a good ballhandler, comfortable going either way with the ball. Barkley has very good instincts in the open court and is a good passer off the dribble. He can get by most defenders and make plays because of his good first step.

He is streaky, but can be very inconsistent with his shot. However, Barkley has the potential to be a very good shooter on the NBA level, because he shoots a good ball and has good hands.

Defensively, Barkley has good size, long arms and a good understanding of what is going on out on the floor."-- ESPN's Jay Bilas

Early entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft. Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press as a sophomore. Started 64 of 65 games in two years at St. John's. Was a First Team All-Big East Conference selection as a sophomore after being a unanimous choice for the Big East All-Rookie Team following his freshman season. His 302 assists rank 10th on the school's all-time list. He also recorded 167 steals, fifth-best ever at SJU. His 2.6 steals per game average is the best in school history.

College highlights at St. Johnís
Despite missing five games as a sophomore, led the team in scoring (16.0 ppg), assists (4.5 apg) and steals (3.0 spg, 12th in nation). Scored 20 or more points seven times, including a four-game stretch where he averaged 23.8 ppg. Scored 19 points in the Big East Championship game win over Connecticut. Had a team-high 21 points in a second round NCAA Tournament loss to Gonzaga. Had 14 points and eight assists in a win over Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Feb. 26. Had 16 points, seven assists and seven steals in a win over Villanova on Feb. 12. Scored 16 points and hit the game-winner in a win at Connecticut on Jan. 16. Had 22 points and six assists vs. Georgetown on Jan. 10. Scored a career-high 27 points vs. Virginia on Dec. 4. Scored a game-high 25 points vs. Pittsburgh on Jan. 3. Recorded seven steals vs. Coppin State.

As a freshman, was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team and selected to the South Regional All-Tournament Team. He earned Big East Rookie of the Week honors six times. He started all 37 games and finished third on the team in scoring (13.5 ppg). He also led the team in steals (2.2 spg) and assists (4.7 apg). He scored in double figures in 29 of 37 games. Led the team in scoring seven times, assists 20 times and steals 15 times. He tied a school record with five three-pointers made vs. Hofstra in a matchup against fellow draft prospect Speedy Claxton. Recorded his first collegiate double-double with 12 points and 11 assists vs. second-ranked Duke on Jan. 24.

1998-99 37 157 397 .395 129 167 .772 118 175 500 13.5
1999-00 28 159 400 .398 81 122 .664 84 127 449 16.0
TOTALS 65 316 797 .396 210 289 .727 202 302 949 14.6
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