High School: Del Campo
* NBA Career: 15 Years (LA Clippers, Sacramento, New York, Philadelphia,
Golden State, Phoenix, Orlando, LA Lakers, Memphis)
* NBA Champion (2017)
* 2 Year starter at UCLA
* 2 Sport High School All American, Basketball & Football
Matt Barnes grew up in Citrus Heights and attended Del Campo High School where he was a highly regarded national talent. Barnes was a High School All American in Football and Basketball. During his high school career he also was All League, All City, All CIF and All State.
He signed to play Basketball at UCLA where he was a starter for two seasons. He helped guide the Bruins into the NCAA tournament where he played a pivotal role. He was selected in the second round of the NBA draft in 2002 by the Memphis Grizzlies. He never played for Memphis as he was traded after the draft and began his career two seasons later with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Barnes has been a much traveled player being with eight different organizations but a key contributor with most. He even had a short stint with his hometown team, the Kings in the 2004-05 season. Barnes made a name for himself when he arrived in Oakland. With Golden State he made 106 three pointers in the 2006-07 season. He averaged 11 ppg and 5.7 rpg in the that post season in 11 games and helped the eighth seeded Warriors take down top seed Dallas.
Matt got most of his notoriety when he signed with the Lakers in 2010. Playing with the star laden Lakers featuring Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and others, his team was coming off of back to back titles. He helped the Lakers in two playoff runs from 2010 -2012. Matt returned to Golden State in his final season in 2017 as was part of the Warriors championship team.