Enjoyed an excellent senior season at Rowland High School, averaging 25 points, eight assists and six rebounds per game … Named first team all-state by Cal-Hi Sports, all-CIF Southern Section, all-San Gabriel league and all-league … Tallied a career-high 39 points against Berkeley in the championship game of the Southern California Tournament … Hit 47 percent from the floor, 40 percent from three-point territory, and 86 percent from the free throw line … Selected to play in the Dada All-Star Classic during his senior season, featuring 13 high school All-Americans … Prior to his senior season, Julius was named a high honorable mention All-American by Street & Smith’s, and named to the Blue Ribbon Yearbook “Stars of the Future” list … Named to the Orange County Register “Fabulous 15” first team …
Voted Most Improved Player … Moved into the starting lineup seven games into the season … Scored a career-high 27 points (8-for-12 from the floor, 4-for-7 from three-point territory) along with five assists and three steals against California (1/4/02) in the Pac-10 season opener … Scored 23 points along with four rebounds and four assists at UCLA (1/24/02) … Helped spearhead the Cardinal to victory with 19 points (7-for-9 from the floor) along with four assists against Michigan State (12/29/01) at the Pete Newell Challenge … Against UCLA (2/23/02), scored 17 points along with five assists and four steals … Started his first collegiate game against Portland State (12/19/01) and responded with 16 points (4-for-8 from three-point territory), three assists, two rebounds and a steal … Named to the all-tournament team at the Stanford Invitational … Scored 16 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists at Washington (2/14/02) … Collected 16 points (4-for-5 from three-point territory) at Arizona State (3/2/02) … Tallied 15 points, five assists, two rebounds and a block against Washington (1/19/02) … Scored 13 points against Texas (12/1/01), and followed that up with eleven points (5-for-5 from the floor) against Long Beach State (12/15/01) … Averaged 10.9 ppg, third-best on the Cardinal varsity … Led the Cardinal in free throw percentage (.814, 48-for-59).
Barnes formerly served as an assistant coach for the Urban Knights during the 2011-12 season.
After working as a coach at the Stanford Men’s Basketball and Curtis Borchardt Camps during his summers from 2001-2005, Barnes became the Assistant Coach for both the Girls Varsity and Junior Varsity teams at Mira Costa High School in 2010. Barnes stressed the importance of fundamentals and teamwork with the two squads which both managed Top 3 finishes in the Bay League.
Barnes has continuously worked throughout his career to help youth further develop their skills and could be found doing so most recently as an instructor at the Pangos/Full Court Press Basketball Camps. There since 2010, Barnes has helped guide aspiring young basketball players to learn what it takes to be successful student-athletes.
As a player, Barnes garnered numerous honors at Rowland High School including First Team All-State and All-CIF Southern Section honors, and ultimately drew the attention of Stanford University. After quietly producing as a guard in the Cardinal red during his freshman and sophomore seasons at Stanford, Barnes was named Most Improved Player by his teammates and soon became a regular starter as a junior.
Barnes thrived in the role and averaged 10.9 points per game, third on the team behind future NBA professionals Casey Jacobsen and Curtis Borchardt. In his senior season, Barnes broke out to the tune of 16.0 points and 3.9 assists per game which led the team. He would be named to the All-Pacific 10 Conference Team as well as Stanford University Conference Male Athlete of the Year in 2003.
Following his graduation from Stanford University, Barnes cultivated his knowledge of the game while playing professionally overseas. Barnes enjoyed a successful career abroad and in 2007, he was honored as the Sportsman of the Year in Montenegro.
Barnes was raised in Rowland Heights, Calif., and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Stanford University in 2003.