b. July 27, 1952, Providence
d. September 8, 2014, Providence
Barnes was a tremendously talented basketball player who played for Central High School and Providence College before going on to a professional career with several teams from 1974 to 1986. He co-holds (with MarShon Brooks) PC's single-game scoring record of fifty-two points, and was named American Basketball Association Rookie of the Year in 1975. His nickname, "Bad News," stems from his numerous violations of the law, including attempted robbery of a bus (while wearing a state championship jacket with his name on it), and assault of a teammate with a tire iron.