AMES, Iowa (AP) _ An Ames native and member of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors is serving as grand marshal for his hometown’s Fourth of July parade.
Former Ames High School star Harrison Barnes will be the parade’s grand marshal on Saturday and plans to show off the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.
The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/1f7W0tm ) reports Barnes is the first Iowa high school graduate to win an NBA championship since West Des Moines Valley’s Matt Bullard played for the Houston Rockets in 1994.
Barnes helped Ames win state titles in 2009 and 2010. He was picked seventh overall in the 2012 NBA Draft.