NS In-Depth: Snider’s Hannah Barnes
Hannah Barnes has consistently risen up the ranks of feared area shooters. Now a senior at Snider, Barnes was a true spot up star for a Panthers team that contended for the Summit Athletic Conference a year ago, giving Homestead two of their toughest games of the season.
Her status was forced to change going into her senior year. Many of her teammates graduated, leaving her as one of just two seniors on the 2017-18 team and forcing her to change her game to show a more dynamic attack. And Barnes has thrived at that. While leading her very young team, Barnes has been able to post big numbers, including 20-plus points in three straight games before the holidays. While still being a big threat from behind the three-line (example: she shot 4-of-6 from deep against Canterbury), Barnes has been a threat getting to the basket and getting her teammates involved showing strong capabilities to expand her game in her senior season.
WHO: Hannah Barnes
HOMETOWN: Fort Wayne, Indiana
POSITION: Shooting Guard
THE BUZZ ON HANNAH
• THE PLAYER — Hannah on Hannah: “I am a very strong and positive leader both on and off the court. I value working hard and being a team player first. I cherish and value family more than anything.”
• THE COACH — Snider’s Greg Friend on Hannah: “[She] works hard at her game, is a great leader and is a good example setter for the rest of the team.”
• THE TRAINER — Always 100’s Vernard Hollins on Hannah: “She’s one of the hardest workers you’ll ever meet. She is a player that every coach loves because shes like having another coach on the court and is a student of the game. She is a player that tries to do everything in her power to be better each and every day. She finds a way to be what her team needs and always gives a 110%. She’s also a gym rat, if no one else is in the gym, she is (before and after everyone else). Her shot has improved extremely over the years simply because she works on her craft, now she is one of the best shooters in the city. I was glad to make the call to Ferris State on Hannah’s behalf because I feel she would be a great attribute to their program.”
THE RECRUTING TRAIL
College choice: Ferris State
Why Ferris State?: Ferris State is the best fit for myself, and for my family. Coach Faustin and Coach Hurd really push the team to work hard, compete, never give up and that’s exactly the enviroment I want to be a part of. The team isn’t just a team, they’re a family and that transitions onto the court.
Also recruited by: IU East, Lincoln Memorial University, and Defiance College.
When you knew you’d have a chance to play college basketball: In the seventh grade when I really began to get noticed and my trainers and coaches expressed the potential I had to make it to the next level.
ALL ABOUT HANNAH
I can’t be beat at (sport, video game, board game, etc): A game of H-O-R-S-E.
Biggest fear: Pitch black dark
Pet peeve: When people give up knowing they could do better.
Best vacation spot: Cocoa Beach, Florida
IN THE GYM
Favorite opponent: South Side
Favorite gym to play: Snider, Home Court
High school playing goal: Step up and be the leader that my team needs to succeed.
College playing goal: To come in ready to put in work, compete, and to help our team be successfull.
Occupation, if not basketball: Dermatologist
Favorite Coach Friend saying?: “Off to the Races”
Biggest sports thrill I’ve participated in: Last year, the game versus South Side, a couple days after Peytin Chamble passed away.
Biggest sports thrill I’ve witnessed: When Mississippi State upset UConn in the Final Four of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament last year.
Favorite pro team: Golden State Warriors
Favorite current pro athlete: LeBron James
Sports hero: Cheryl Miller
First trophy was for: Baseball in the first grade
If you could play 1-on-1 with anyone: Maya Moore, I’ve learned so much from her game.
Favorite band/musician: Migos
Favorite meal: Chicken Parm
Favorite dessert: Strawberry Cheesecake
Sit down restaurant or fast food: Sit down, Buffalo Wing’s & Ribs
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Favorite candy: Peanut M&M’s
Favorite movie: The Conjuring 2
Actor/Actress: Ice Cube & Kevin Hart
Books: When Breath Becomes Air
Class in school: Biomedical Sciences
Snider Teacher: Mark Matson/Christina Ehle-Fails
TV Show: Black-ish
Cartoon as a kid: SpongeBob
Favorite thing to do with mom: Sing in the car
Favorite thing to do with dad: Watch Indiana Men’s Basketball
Number of siblings: 2
Favorite thing to do with siblings: We always have a good time when we’re together, full of laughing and cracking jokes on each other.
Best advice my parents have ever given me: As long as you’re true to you and keep your faith, anything is possible.
Future family is big or small: Big
If you could go back in time to witness one event: Monday, November 21, 2016, Peytin Chamble’s last practice with us.
If you could meet anyone: My Grandmother, Carol Baxter.
THE IN-DEPTH ARCHIVE