Connor Barrett

#3 Connor Barrett

Pos. G/F
Ht. 6-6
Wt. 200
Yr. So.
Hometown Chicago, Ill.
High School [Prev. School] Loyola Academy

2020-21: Played in 18 games and made 13 starts as a rookie before missing time with an injury… Scored 6.5 points and pulled down 2.5 rebounds per game while shooting 77.8 percent from the foul line and ranked second on the team by shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc… Scored in double figures six times and made three or more 3-pointers on five occasions… One of three Valpo freshmen to make his collegiate debut on Nov. 27 at Vanderbilt... Accrued his first collegiate points (3), rebounds (3) and assists (2) on Dec. 1 at UIC. His 3-pointer marked Valpo’s lone made triple of the contest.... Knocked down five 3s in the home opener vs. Judson on Dec. 6, becoming the first freshman with five treys in a game since 2013-2014 and the first Valpo player to do so in the first four games of his freshman season since 2006-07... Scored 14 points on Dec. 12 at Central Michigan, his second double-figure scoring output in a three-game span. That effort was highlighted at the foul line, where he went 6-for-6... Had five steals on Jan. 9 vs. Missouri State, joining the short list of Valpo players with five or more steals in a game during the Matt Lottich Era (fifth season): Javon Freeman-Liberty (3), Lexus Williams (3) and Tevonn Walker (2)... Finished with 12 points thanks to four made 3s on Jan. 23 at Illinois State, his fifth double-figure output as a freshman and his fourth game with three or more 3-pointers… Made his final appearance of the season on Feb. 6 vs. Drake before missing the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.

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.