2020-21 preseason player profile story
Before Valpo: Spent a postgraduate year at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire during the 2019-20 season… Averaged 11.9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game at Loyola Academy as a high school senior during the 2018-19 season while knocking down 64 3-pointers and shooting at a 37.9 percent clip… Led his high school team to back-to-back regional championships and sectional final appearances… Winning roots go back to his middle school days, when his team won three straight championships in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Says winning at a young age helped him mature for the next level… Garnered all-Catholic Blue honors, was a team captain and was a 3A/4A all-state special mention by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association as a senior in 2018-19… High school coach was Tom Livatino, who coached Matt Lottich as a football assistant at New Trier High School during the Valpo head coach’s younger years... Livatino praises Barrett's shooting ability, work ethic, defensive ability and basketball IQ... Favorite high school memory was the sectional final versus Evanston. His team lost and he has watched the game back multiple times on film. "It's hard to watch, but you love the moment."... Watched most of Valpo's regular season and MVC Tournament games while he was at Brewster during the 2019-20 season.
Personal: Majoring in business… Is an avid golfer whose best score is 73… Son of Colleen Cassell and Bob Barrett.