A Jersey Boy
Brendan Barry may look like your typical Jersey Shore beach loving guy, but he’ll calmly drop buckets on you without smiling. This Jersey boy was always ready to play, and he would eventually show it at the collegiate level. Brendan’s journey started down by the shore where he set a career scoring record at Rumson-Fair Haven High School with 1,812 points as a four-year letter winner and two-year captain.
The “Quiet Storm”, as we like to call him also produced 431 assists, 306 rebounds, 277 three-pointers and 258 steals, and as a senior. This earned him first-team all-state honors from USA Today while averaging 25.7 points, 4.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game. Mr. Barry wasn’t done yet, he was a 2016 Gatorade Player of the Year Nominee and McDonald’s All-America Nominee while also setting his school’s single-game scoring record with 50 points. His senior year performances were set up by being named the Asbury Park Press Player of the Year as a junior, helping his team post a record of 24-5 and a Shore Conference Tournament championship.
Hard Work Pays Off
Brendan would go on to sign with the Big Green at Dartmouth College where he continued to grow as a player. Each year saw him improve on his game play and decision making in the Ivy League, eventually leading him to have a breakout game against Boston University his junior year.
Brendan would tally 31 points in a game that saw his confidence shine through the way it did in high school. His sophomore year showed glimpses of being great when he became the first Big Green player to tally more than 100 assists in one season in over 16 years. Brendan was never only a scorer, he is an unselfish player and that’s why teammates love playing alongside him. The Quiet Storm went on to be the A.D. “Dolly” Stark Award winner as the Big Green’s MVP his junior year basically setting the league on notice.