A hometown kid from Boston, Dana Barros ended his NBA career as a member of the Boston Celtics bringing his story full circle after starring at Xaverian Brothers High School in nearby Westwood, Massachusetts and also Boston College. Barros’ had a 15 year NBA career drafted as the 16th overall pick in the 1989 NBA draft by Seattle. He averaged 10.5 points over the course of his NBA career, with his best season coming in 1994-95 with Philadelphia when Barros averaged a career-high 20.6 points per game and was selected to the NBA All-Star team. Barros returned to his native Boston the following season, eventually retiring in 2004.
Pro Career: Seattle (1989-1993), Philadelphia (1993-1995), Boston (1995-2000 & 2004), Detroit (2000-2002)
Career Highlights & Awards:
- NBA All-Star (1995)
- NBA Most Improved Player (1995)
- ACC Rookie of the Year (1986)
Post Pro Career: Dana Barros is currently the head coach at Newbury College in Massachusetts
- Dana Barros finished his college career at Boston College as one of the programs all-time leading scorers.
- At 5’11” Barros actually played shooting guard for the Sonics due to the presence of Gary Payton at point guard
- Barros serves as an analyst for New England Sports Network (NESN) on the show, NESN Daily.