Barnes signs with Carson Newman and Abel is headed to Austin Peay

GATE CITY, VA — Gate City basketball star player John Reed Barnes is taking his game to the next level.

This morning with family and friends looking on Barnes signed a national letter of intent with Carson-Newman.

The conference 40 player of the year averaged 8 rebounds, and 16 points per game last season, while scoring just over 1-thousand points for his career.


BRISTOL, TN — Also this afternoon one of the top runners at Tennessee High the past 3 years put pen to paper when Andrew “AC” Abel signed a national letter of intent with Austin Peay to run cross country.

Abel, was a state meet qualifier in 2014 and 2016 and finished 36th and 49th respectively.

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