On April 8, 2016,Senior Craig Barnes, the son of Craig and Lisa Barnes signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for Pearl River Community College.
Craig, a 3 year starter, has played Center for the Poplarville Hornet Basketball Team for the past 6 years. Craig was selected for District Best Defensive Player of the Year for the past two years, and was chosen for All District three years in a row.
The 6’8”, 190 pound senior finished out his high school basketball career with a total of 540 rebounds, 42 steals, 62 blocks and 34 assists.
Craig’s current basketball coach, Chareck Cable , boasted of his player saying, “Craig was a tremendous asset to the team. Leading the team to a 20-10 record his senior year and advancing to the second round of the state play-offs, losing to then undefeated and 2x defending 4-A State Champion McComb High School. Craig averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds”.
Craig states, “I’m very excited to see what my future at PRCC is going to be like. I am also blessed to be receiving a full ride. I am proud to say I am now a Wildcat”.
Pictured left to right: Standing: Rickee Raine, Coach Cable, Coach Russell. Sitting: Lisa, Craig, and CraigShae Barnes.