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Former Maverick Steven Barber
Former Maverick Steven Barber

Oct. 5, 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York Knickerbockers President of Basketball Operations Isiah Thomas announced Monday that former Texas-Arlington Maverick Steven Barber has been signed as a free agent. As per club policy, terms of the deals are not announced.

Barber, 5-10, 160-pounds, is an NBA rookie who went undrafted after a three-year collegiate career at Texas-Arlington. In 2002, the Sam Houston, Texas native, finished his Maverick career as the school's sixth all-time leading scorer and second in three-point field goals and was named All-Southland Conference Player selection twice. In July of 2005, Barber was a member of the Knicks' entry at the Reebok Vegas and Minnesota Summer Leagues, and averaged 5.4 points and 11.3 minutes in eight games.

"I am extremely happy for Steven," UTA head coach Eddie McCarter said. "This is a great opportunity for him and he has worked really hard for it. Hopefully, this will be great exposure for UTA."

The Knicks opened training camp on Tuesday in Charleston, S.C. They will be holding workouts from Oct. 4-12 at John Kresse Arena.




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