The Official R.J. Barrett Video Archives

R.J. Barrett needs no introduction. He is the Flo40 No. 1 prospect in the country, the face of high school basketball, the star for national power Montverde Academy (FL), and a future Duke Blue Devil.

The 6-foot-5 wing is as good as it gets at this level, and it is time to take a look at some of his best performances live on FloHoops.

As a sophomore, the smooth, left-handed Barrett lit up the 2016 Culligan City of Palms Classic in December with dynamic games against Jonesboro (GA) and Flo40 guard M.J. Walker, dropped a stacked IMG Academy (FL) team, and got some big-time buckets late in the championship game against Memphis East (TN).

Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Jonesboro (GA) — Culligan City Of Palms Classic

Montverde Academy (FL) vs. IMG Academy (FL) — Culligan City Of Palms Semifinals

Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Memphis East (TN) — Culligan City Of Palms Championship

For his performances, Barrett, a Canada native, collected Most Valuable Player honors.

A couple of weeks later, Barrett returned to put up big games in the ARS Rescue Penny Hardaway National Hoopfest.

Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Memphis Bartlett (TN) — National Hoopfest

Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Memphis East (TN) — National Hoopfest

Barrett returned to the Sunshine State in late January and got the best of 2017 Flo40 No. 7 Kevin Knox and Tampa Catholic (FL) in the ARS Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest in Tampa.

Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Tampa Catholic (FL) — National Hoopfest

Then, in the spring, Barrett led the Nike EYBL in scoring at 28.0 points and grabbed 10.8 rebounds per game in eight games. He poured in 26 points in his debut against Southern Stampede (GA) and torched Team United (NC) for 41 points at Session III.

UPlay Canada vs. Southern Stampede (GA) — Nike EYBL Session II

UPlay Canada vs. Team United (NC) — Nike EYBL Session III

Barrett, who reclassified to 2018 this summer, has played on the biggest prep stages already, and perhaps none was bigger than his 38-point, 13-rebound, five-assist performance in Team Canada's stunning victory over Team USA in the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup this summer.

There was no doubt Barrett was going to make his final season one to remember. 

Montverde Academy, in large part to Barrett's efforts, maintained a No. 1 ranking for the entire regular season and is hungry to finish the story and take home a GEICO National title in March.

Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Jefferson (OR) — 2017 Iolani Classic

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Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Jefferson (OR) | 12.20.17 | 2017 Iolani Classic

Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Fairfax (CA) — 2017 Iolani Classic

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Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Fairfax (CA) | 12.19.17 | 2017 Iolani Classic

Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Simeon (IL) — 2018 Spalding Hoophall Classic

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Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Simeon (IL) | 1.13.18 | 2018 Spalding Hoophall Classic

Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Berkeley Prep (FL) — 2018 National Hoopfest (Tampa)

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Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Berkeley Prep (FL) | 1.20.18 | National Hoopfest (Tampa)

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Pace & Space: Examining The True Cause Of The Scoring Spike In The NBA

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It's A Wrap: Confidently Predicting NBA MVP & Rookie Of The Year

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Zion Williamson Is The New No. 1 Pick But RJ Barrett Isn't 'Falling'

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Welcome To Zion Williamson's World Of Stardom

I had to laugh the other day when I saw an NBA mock draft advertising that Zion Williamson is the new No. 1 pick and that his Duke teammate R.J. Barrett is "falling."

Darrell General, The 2018 Hometown Hero presented by Quicken Loans

On behalf of the national mortgage lender Quicken Loans®, FloSports is excited and honored to award Darrell General, track and cross country coach at George Marshall High School in Virginia, with $25,000 to put towards a year’s worth of mortgage payments for being named the 2018 Hometown Hero.