HONORS & AWARDS
2011-12 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Led the Cougars and ranked fourth in the American Athletic Conference with a 42.1 3-point field goal percentage... Made his season debut in the starting lineup against Prairie View A&M... Finished with five points, four rebounds and four assists against the Panthers... Enjoyed the team's first double-double of the season with 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds against ULM... Posted eight points with a game-high 11 rebounds in win against Murray State... Scored eight points with game-high eight rebounds against Grand Canyon during Global Sports Classic Third Round... Scored eight points and led all players with 13 rebounds in win at Temple.... Led all players with 14 rebounds, including four offensive, in win against Tulane... Came off the bench to score a game-high 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds, including four offensive, at Cincinnati... Scored 12 points with a team-high-tying seven rebounds in win against Memphis... Posted 13 points and tied for game-high honors with seven rebounds in win against UCF... Led all players with three steals in win at UConn. American Championship: Scored 11 points with a team-high nine rebounds against Tulane.
One of only two players to start all 32 games... One of only three players to compete in all 32 games... Led the Cougars and ranked seventh in the American Athletic Conference with 6.4 rebounds per game... One of six players to rank among the league's top-11 leaders in both offensive and defensive rebounding... Did a little of everything for the Cougars' in their season-opening win at Murray State... Scored six points with seven rebounds and a game-high six assists against the Racers... Finished with six points and nine rebounds against Morgan State in the home opener... Grabbed team-high seven rebounds in loss at Harvard... Recorded seven points with nine rebounds and three assists against Abilene Christian... Earned first career double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds against Arkansas-Pine Bluff during the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Regional Round... Totaled 10 points with five rebounds against Boise State in Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Championship Round... Grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds in the American Athletic Conference opener at Memphis... Totaled 12 points with seven rebounds while playing all 45 minutes in overtime loss to UCF... Tied for game-high honors with eight rebounds at East Carolina... Tied for the team lead with nine rebounds against Tulane... Posted 13 points with six rebounds and a pair of steals against Rice... Scored 11 points with six rebounds and a pair of steals against UConn... Finished with 14 points and a team-high 10 rebounds against No. 25/25 SMU... Totaled 12 points with four rebounds while playing all 40 minutes at UCF... Posted nine points with eight rebounds while playing all 40 minutes at USF... Grabbed eight rebounds, including seven defensive, against Cincinnati... Led the Cougars with 15 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots while playing all 40 minutes at Temple... Finished with 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting with four rebounds against USF... Did a little of everything in overtime win at Tulane, scoring nine points with nine rebounds, three assists and four steals... Scored 14 points with four rebounds and four assists against East Carolina during the regular-season finale. American Championship: Tied for the team lead with seven rebounds in win against Tulane.
Competed in 30 games with 15 starts... Made his season debut against Texas State... Finished with two points and a rebound against the Bobcats... Scored seven straight points for the Cougars midway through the second half after UTSA trimmed a double-digit lead to seven points... Finished with seven points and four rebounds against the Roadrunners... Posted eight points and drained all four free throw attempts against Stanford during the Progressive Legends Classic Third-Place Game... Scored five points with five rebounds againt Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Made first start of season vs. San Jose State... Finished with three points and four rebounds against the Spartans... Posted nine points with three rebounds and three assists against No. 17/15 UConn... Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds at USF... Totaled 10 points at No. 23/22 Memphis.
|Points||17||at Cincinnati (1/13/16)|
|FG||6 (4X)||Most recently
at Cincinnati (1/13/16)
|3FG||5||at Cincinnati (1/13/16)|
|3FGA||6 (4X)||Most recently
vs. Tulane (3/11/16)
|FT||5||at Tulane (3/5/14);
vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/17/14)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/17/14)
|Rebounds||14||vs. Tulane (1/6/16)|
|Assists||6||at Murray State (11/14/14)|
|Steals||4||at Tulane (3/4/15);
South Carolina State (12/20/14)
|Blocks||2 (6X)||Most recently
vs. Tulsa (1/27/16)
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2012-13)
Competed in 16 games with one start... Made the first start of his career against Florida A&M in the season opener... Returned to action against Texas A&M following an ankle injury early in the season... Missed 12 straight games with an ankle injury before returning against Tulane... Finished with two points and three rebounds against the Green Wave... Grabbed six rebounds in 12 minutes against UTEP... Scored three points with two rebounds at Tulsa... Posted six points on 3-of-5 shooting with four rebounds in 15 minutes against Rice. C-USA Championship: Scored seven points with seven rebounds, two assists and three assists against UTEP in the Quarterfinals. CBI First Round: Scored eight points with two rebounds in eight minutes against Texas.
One of four student-athletes named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Competed in five games early before missing the rest of the season with a severe groin injury... Sat out remainder of season and received a medical redshirt... Made his collegiate debut against LSU after sitting out the first five games with a leg injury... Grabbed four rebounds with three assists and a steal in 16 minutes against the Tigers... Scored four points with four rebounds and a pair steals in 20 minutes against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Finished with five points and five rebounds in 11 minutes at Texas State.
Played for head coach Stephen Burch at North DeSoto High during his final two prep seasons... 3-star prospect by Rivals.com... Also considered Providence, Colorado State, Tulane, South Alabama and Louisiana-Lafayette. Senior (2010-11): Named to Class 3A All-State First Team... Averaged 33 points, 10 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.8 blocks per game... Recorded four games with at least 40 points... Named the KSLA Athlete of the Week in early February while ranking as the area's leading scorer... Honored as the KTBS Athlete of the Week in early January. Junior (2009-10): District Most Valuable Player... All-Area First-Team and All-State Second Team honoree. Sophomore (2008-09): Was an All-District honoree at Logansport High. Freshman (2007-08): Was an All-District honoree at Logansport High.
Full name is LeRon Demarco Barnes... First name is pronounced LUH-ron... Born in Shreveport, La... Son of Sharon and Rod Neal and Ronald Williams... Received his bachelor's degree in health in May 2015... Completed post-baccalaureate work in education in 2015-16.