Tulane Men’s Basketball signs Shakwon Barrett to NLI

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NEW ORLEANS – Shakwon Barrett has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Tulane men’s basketball program beginning with the 2017-18 season, according to an announcement by head coach Mike Dunleavy, Sr.

Barrett is the fourth member of Dunleavy’s first signing class, joining New Orleans product Caleb Daniels, as well as Bul Ajang and Buay Koka from The Patrick School (N.J.).

“Shakwon is a 6’4 point guard with size and has the ability to play either guard position,” Dunleavy said. “He’s a tremendous athlete who can play both guard positions, has a high basketball IQ and represents a great addition to our program.”

Barrett played his senior season at Canada Tech Academy in Toronto, Ontario, finishing the year averaging 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals per game while shooting 88 percent at the free throw line and 40 percent beyond the 3-point arc. Barrett also played two seasons at Findlay Prep in Nevada, helping the Pilots to a 28-2 overall record and an appearance in the 2016 Dick’s Sporting Goods High School National Tournament. He also competed on the AAU circuit for Grassroots Canada under head coach Ro Russell.

“He’s a dynamic point guard with height who can score, pass and defend with his length,” Russell said. “He’s capable of taking the ball from day one and has high goals, including being on the all-rookie team and being an all-conference player. He’s a sponge and having Coach Dunleavy to mentor, develop and guide him is a win-win for Shakwon and the program.”

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