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Brian Barone #12

Position: Guard
Height: 6'0“
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birthdate: December 15, 1977
Hometown: College Station, TX
High School: Consolidated H.S.

High School Career

Was rated one of the top 200 players in the nation by Blue Chip Illustrated … Ranked the state's fifth-best point guard and 14th best player overall by Texas Hoops in 1996 … Suffered a season-ending knee injury in December, 1995, his senior season at A&M Consolidated High School … Averaged 17.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 9.5 assists and 4.1 steals and shot 48.1% from three-point range as a junior … A three-time all-district honoree … Coached by Mike Terral.

Collegiate Career

school season GP-GS Min Avg FG-A FG% 3FG-A 3P% FT-A FT% OR DR Reb Ast avg Stl Blk TO PF Pts Avg High
Texas A&M 1996-97 27- 0 542 20.1 21- 64 .328 0- 7 .000 17-27 .630 13 33 46 89 3.3 24 4 26 48 59 2.2 8
Texas A&M 1997-98 26-13 765 29.4 30- 98 .306 7-23 .304 16-29 .552 6 51 57 125 4.8 61 2 63 76 83 3.2 12
Marquette 1998-99 Did not play per NCAA Transfer rules
Marquette 1999-00 29- 1 440 15.2 18- 57 .318 7-22 .318 15-25 .600 7 35 42 57 2.0 22 1 32 51 58 2.0 10
Marquette 2000-01 29- 0 517 17.8 24- 70 .286 12-42 .286 22-31 .710 11 46 57 43 1.5 14 7 41 49 82 2.8 17
Marquette TOTALS 58- 1 957 16.5 42-127 .331 19-64 .297 37-56 .661 18 81 99 100 1.7 36 8 73 100 140 2.4 17

1996-97

As a freshman at Texas A&M, he played in 27 games and averaged 2.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists, which was ninth in the Big 12 and first among the league's freshman class.

1997-98

Appeared in 55 career games and made 13 starts at Texas A&M … Averaged 3.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.3 steals in 1997-98 … Ranked third in assists and was second in steals among Big 12 players as a sophomore …

1998-99

Red-shirted, after transferring from Texas A&M.

1999-2000

Earned first Marquette letter after playing in all 29 games, 28 as a key reserve … Averaged 15.2 minutes per outing … Third on the team in assists (2.0 apg) and had assists to his credit in 24 contests … Recorded 10 games of three or more assists and the Golden Eagles finished 8-2 in those games … Third on the team in steals (22) and had six games of two or more thefts … Solid effort vs. Houston (Mar. 8), playing 17 minutes and recording four assists, tying second-highest total of the year, and three steals … Season-long 27-minute performance vs. UAB (Mar. 1) and finished with four points and four assists … Saw a 17-minute stint vs. DePaul (Feb. 16) and finished with three points and three boards … 16 minutes against Houston (Feb. 5) and finished with four points and three assists … Good effort against UNC Charlotte (Jan. 19), scoring a season-best 10 points and dishing out two assists in 19 minutes … Hit a season-high two treys against the 49ers and sank a season-high four free throws … Tied his then season long with a 21-minute effort against Louisville (Jan. 15), totaling three assists and three rebounds … Had four assists versus Hampton (Dec. 20) … Season-high four steals and four points against Dayton (Dec. 7) … Three steals in win over Western Michigan (Dec. 3) … Totaled a season-high five assists against Wofford (Nov. 27) … Got the starting nod against Chicago State (Nov. 20) and had three points, three assists and two steals.

2000-01

Picked up his second letter at Marquette after seeing action as a reserve in 29 games … Averaged 17.8 minutes per game … No 3 on the club in assists (43) … 30 minutes (MU career long) vs. Louisville (2/24) - 5 pts., 4 rebs, 3 steals … 22 minutes vs. Saint Louis (2/11) – season-high 5 assists … Sank six-of-seven from the floor (3-of-4 treys) en route to a career-high 17 points vs. Tulane (1/27) – 4 assists … 10 points and led team with career-best seven rebounds vs. Cincinnati (Jan. 10) … 24 minutes at DePaul (1/6) and came up with four assists … Had 13 games of two or more assists .. . Played 20 minutes vs. UMASS and scored seven points.

Concluded his college career by playing in a total of 111 games, 58 at Marquette.

Accolades

  • 1998 GTE Big XII Academic All-Conference First Team
  • 1997-98 All-Big XII Honorable Mention
  • 2000-01 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

Career Highs

FG
6 vs. Tulane - Jan. 27, 2001
FGA
12 vs. Texas - Feb. 2, 1998*
FG%
85.7% (6-7) vs. Tulane - Jan. 27, 2001
3FG
3 vs. Tulane - Jan. 27, 2001
3FGA
4 vs. Tulane - Jan. 27, 2001
4 vs. Chicago State - Nov. 20, 1999
4 vs. Oklahoma - Jan. 10, 1998*
FT
5 vs. Massachusetts - Nov. 20, 2000
FTA
6 vs. Massachusetts - Nov. 20, 2000
FT%
100% (2-2) vs. Cincinnati (OT)- Feb. 18,2001 Off. Reb.
3 vs. Dayton - Dec. 7, 1999
Def. Reb.
6 vs. Texas Tech - Feb. 21, 1998*
Tot. Reb.
7 vs. Cincinnati - Jan. 10, 2001
Assists
9 vs. Nebraska - Feb. 11, 1998*
9 vs. Southern - Dec. 1, 1997*
Blocks
2 vs. DePaul - Feb. 22, 2001
Steals
4 vs. Dayton - Dec. 7, 1999
Minutes
40 vs. Kansas State - Feb. 25, 1998*
40 vs. Texas - Feb. 18, 1998*
40 vs. Missouri - Feb. 14, 1998*
40 vs. Nebraska - Feb. 11, 1998*
Points
17 vs. Tulane - Jan. 27, 2001

*at Texas A&M

Post Marquette

Barone joined the Illinois State University Redbirds after a one-year stint at Garden City Community College under head coach Earl Diddle.

Prior to Garden City Community College, Barone served as an assistant for a year at Central Florida Community College during the 2001-02 season under former Illinois State head coach Gene Smithson. Barone helped lead the Patriots to a 21-11 record along with a Mid-Florida Conference Tournament Championship and a trip to the Region VII semifinals.

The College Station, Texas native received his bachelor's degree in communications from Marquette in 2000 and his master's degree, also from Marquette in communications, in 2002.

When ISU Head Coach Porter Moser was fired, Barone was also terminated as an assistant coach. (March 2007). Porter Fired – Consequently, Porter Moser (2007) is now an assistant coach for Rick Majerus' SLU Billikens.

In 2007, Brian returned to Marquette as an assistant coach under Tom Crean.

Marquette Assistant Coach

1247127.jpeg Former Marquette University men's basketball player Brian Barone has returned to his alma mater in 2007-08 as coordinator of basketball operations/video coordinator.

At Marquette, Barone will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of the office while also supervising the program's video responsibilities.

“Brian Barone helped me become a better coach my first two years at Marquette,” Crean said. “He epitomized the idea of student-athlete with his toughness, talent and selflessness.

“I've been a big fan of Brian and his family for a long time and happy to have him return to Marquette,” Crean added. “Brian has proven in his previous positions he's on the road to success in this business and I'm glad he'll be sharing some of those experiences with us.”

Personal Notes

Youngest of Tony and Kathy Barone's three children … Father served as head coach at Texas A&M (1991-98) and Creighton (1985-91) … Father also played at Duke from 1966-68 and helped lead the Blue Devils to the Final Four in 1966 … Is pursuing his master's degree in communications.


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