NIU basketball coaches Mark Montgomery and Kathi Bennett discussed the upcoming season
Prep: Helped lead Liberty Tech to the Tennessee Division I Class AA State Championship as a senior ... Named to the Tennessee Prep Hoops Region 7AA All-Region team ... Earned all-conference and all-area recognition in his final season at Liberty Tech ... As a junior Liberty Tech finished as state runner-up with a 29-9 record ... Averaged 6.4 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as a junior.
Personal: Full name is DeAndre Oneal Barnette ... Born on February 14, 1993, in Norfolk, Va. ... Son of Alicia and Jerrith Barnette ... Plans to major in mechanical engineering.