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Options emerging for A. Barton

It has been roughly a week since Memphis guard Antonio Barton announced he would transfer from the program. The addition of Geron Johnson, a former junior college guard who showcased some offensive skills but truly excelled on the defensive side of the ball, drastically limited Barton's minutes -- he had been the first guard off the bench but was reduced to using nearly 30 percent of the Tigers' minutes last season. Some of the early options that emerged for the junior guard were Pitt, Texas A&M, and Northern Arizona, and because Barton will be able to play immediately, there have been other colleges intensely pursuing the guard.