March 31, 2009
AUBURN----Auburn All-SEC forward Korvotney Barber has been selected to play in the prestigious 2009 Hershey's College All-Star game to be played as part of Final Four Friday at Ford Field in Detroit at 3:30 pm Central. The game will be televised on CBS College Sports.
'This is a very exciting opportunity for me, and I am really looking forward to it,' said Barber. 'I have worked really hard for this, and I hope to make the most of my opportunity.'
Barber will be a member of the Hershey's All-Stars along with Missouri's DeMarre Carroll or Matt Lawrence, Washington's Justin Dentmon, Texas A&M's Josh Carter, Washington State's Aron Baynes, BYU's Lee Cummard, Utah's Luke Nevill, Central Florida's Jermaine Taylor, North Dakota State's Ben Woodside and MIT's Jimmy Bartolotta. The team will be coached by Nolan Richardson and assisted by Missouri's Mike Anderson.
The Reese's All-Stars are composed of Xavier's B.J. Raymond, West Virginia's Alex Ruoff, Gonzaga's Josh Heytvelt, UCLA's Alfred Aboya, Wisconsin's Marcus Landry, Boston College's Tyrese Rice, Western Kentucky's Orlando Mendez-Valdez, Santa Clara's John Bryant, Cal State Fullerton's Josh Akognon and Findlay's Josh Bostic. The team will be coached by Illinois' Bruce Weber and Purdue's Matt Painter.
The 6-foot-7 Barber was the only player in the SEC who averaged a double-double in league play by averaging 12.8 points and 11.3 rebounds in SEC games only. In all games, Barber finished second in the SEC averaging 9.6 rebounds per game, was fifth in the league shooting
54.5 percent from the floor, led the SEC with 3.7 offensive rebounds per game, was ninth with 1.2 blocks and was 20th averaging 12.8 points.
Earning Associated Press and Coaches All-SEC second-team honors this year, Barber had 13 double-doubles on the season and finished 22nd on Auburn's all-time scoring chart with 1,150 career points, was ninth with 762 rebounds and third with 155 blocks. He set the school single season rebounding record with 347 rebounds this season.