Barnes a breath of fresh air for college basketball

BY foxsports • July 15, 2009

Michael Beasley and O.J. Mayo were hardly the poster children for what college basketball is all about a couple years ago.

Last year it was Brandon Jennings, whose test score was flagged by the NCAA. John Wall, regarded by most as the nation's No. 1 high school player in the country this past season, endured a lengthy and shaky recruitment that dragged on well into the spring. Even Kevin Durant — a classier kid you won't find — had his academic struggles.

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