Correncaminos UAT Victoria ink Jermaine Barnes

by Jo Fabian Jr.

Correcaminos UAT Victoria (Mexico) agreed terms with experienced 37-year old international swingman Jermaine Barnes (193-95kg-83, college: Point, GA). Barnes just played at TLG Bulldogs in the GBA (Germany). In 20 games he had very impressive stats: Score-5 (24.5ppg), 7.5rpg, Assists-1 (6.5apg), 2.3spg and 1.0bpg last season. Barnes' team won Mitchell Americas Cup for five years in a row (between 2015 and 2019). He was voted All-Mitchell Americas Cup 1st Team in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Barnes also represented Lebanon at the Liga Mediterranean Cup of Championship in Spain last year. He was named All-Liga Mediterranean Cup Player of the Year : Score-1 (32.0ppg), Reb-4 (7.3rpg), Assists-4 (4.0apg), 1.0spg, FGP: 55.4%, 3FG: 3- (40.8%), FT: 70.0%.

In 2014 he joined the Minnesota Timberwolves with a non Guaranteed contract. He would later be cut after workout. Barnes retired shortly after due to knee surgeries. 

Barnes is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in thirteen different countries. Barnes tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Costa Rica (Liberia), Cyprus (Yenicami), Dominican Rep. (Pueblo Nuevo), Japan (Saitama), Lebanon (Chabibeh Sporting Club), Mexico (Frayles de Guasave), Saudi Arabia (Al Ahli Jeddah), Taiwan (USA NT), Uruguay (Universitario), NBA (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dominican Republic (Pueblo Nuevo), UBA (GIE Maile Matrix) and Spain (Boet).

It's very possible he may end his playing career in Germany.

Barnes is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. 

He attended Point University, GA until 2006 and it is his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season as a professional player.