Jan 26, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) drives for a dunk behind Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) during the first quarter at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie Season NBA Highlight Reels from Former Tar Heel Harrison Barnes

Golden State Warrior rookie and former North Carolina Tar Heel Harrison Barnes is slowly coming into his own as a force in the NBA. Soon, everyone will be screaming his nickname, “The Black Falcon.” Check out the videos below, prior to his liftoff from rookie to superstar.

Harrison Barnes’ dunk on Ersan Ilyasova

Harrison Barnes’ dunk on Aaron Gray

Harrison Barnes’ dunk on Nikola Pekovic

As a rookie Barnes is averaging 9.2 points per game on 44.5% shooting in 25.5 minutes with 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. Barnes had perhaps his best game as a pro on February 2nd with 21 points on 9-11 shooting in 39 minutes in a win over the Dallas Mavericks. Barnes will take part in NBA All-Star weekend in the Rising Stars Challenge along with fellow rookie Tyler Zeller.

Barnes was apart of a great Tar Heel draft class that saw four first round picks come out of Chapel Hill being drafted with former teammates Tyler Zeller, Kendall Marshall and John Henson.

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