Catching Up With The Freshmen, Part 2

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“Catching Up, Part 1” featured K.T. Harrell , Akil Mitchell and Will Regan . In Part 2, it is guard Billy Baron , guard Joe Harris and power forward/center James Johnson who discuss a variety of topics including the transition from high school to college, their fellow first years, academics and more.

BILLY BARON – Guard, 6-2, 192 pounds, Worcester Academy (East Greenwich, R.I.)

Billy Baron

– In three seasons at Bishop Hendricken High School (Warwick, R.I.), Billy Baron averaged 16.5 points per game including 24.1 points per contest as a senior. He helped Hendricken capture three state titles in that span, earning first-team all-state honors twice and state tournament MVP honors his junior and senior seasons. After a stellar high school career at Bishop Hendricken, Baron moved on to Worcester Academy, where he averaged 27.5 points, 6.2 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game in 2009/2010.

– Baron’s father, Jim, is the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island. Older brother Jimmy played four years at URI before moving on to play professionally overseas.

– In addition to basketball, Baron is also interested in cooking.

– Head coach Tony Bennett at Media Day (per VirginiaSports.com):

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