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Harrison Barnes holds youth camps in Iowa

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Every three to four years Harrison Barnes has made a monumental move.

From Ames high school to the nation's top recruit for Roy Williams at North Carolina.

Three years as a Tar Heel to a first round pick of Golden State--and now going from the Warriors to a  big free agent deal in Dallas.

Barnes is in Iowa this week conducting youth basketball camps.

Barnes has been in Cedar Rapids the past two days---he held a two day camp in council bluffs over the weekend and he will finish in his hometown of Ames on Thursday and Friday.

Barnes was a part of a record setting 73 win team this season in Golden State. Barnes and the warriors fell just short of winning back to back NBA  titles in June----- losing the  finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

And then on Monday---Barnes finds out he is leaving Golden State for Dallas-- and a whopping new 4 year $94-million dollar contract....

Oh and did I say Barnes is also going to Rio to play for the United State's men's basketball team...

Barnes said, "It's an honor to be able to put on that USA uniform and be able to representing America excited to play for a Gold medal and make everyone proud."

Barnes says he does not feel extra pressure because of the $94-million dollar deal with Dallas...

He feels fortunate to have a chance to play for another winning organization

Barnes said, "I am very excited they have a great organization a great team --I look forward to playing for coach Carlisle and winning a lot of games.

I feel I will fit in fine. They have a good group of guys good character guys--I am excited to work and I think they will appreciate that and hopefully it will go smoothly."

"Not really feeling too much pressure more so just excited to get there and work--the west is very tough so we will have to come together quickly and be prepared to battle."

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle will be in Ames tomorrow to watch Barnes work and sign him to his new contract.

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