Dana Barros (class of 1989) follows Tyrese Rice today as the second men’s basketball alumnus inducted into the BCI Hall of Fame.
Recruited out of Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, the 5’11’’ point guard was named Big East Freshman of the Year in 1986. He lead the Big East in scoring in his junior and senior seasons, and was named to the All-Big East team three times. Barros was the first player at Boston College to record over 2,000 career points. He specialized in three-point shooting, setting BC’s record for career field goals with 824 in 1989. He remains second on the Eagles’ all time scoring list today. He currently holds the single season three-point field goal record, set at 112 during the ‘88-’89.
Barros was drafted 16th overall in the 1989 draft by the Seattle SuperSonics. He went on to play 14 years in the NBA for Seattle, Philadelphia, Boston, and Detroit. He averaged 10.5 PPG over his NBA career, peaking at 20.6 PPG as the starting point guard for the ’94-’95 Philadelphia 76ers. He shot 46% over his NBA career, and 41% from three.
Barros was inducted into the BC Varsity Club in 2005, and had his number retired in 2017. At a press conference for his jersey retirement, Barros said “Growing up in Boston, it was a goal and a dream of mine to play basketball for the Boston College Eagles. That dream came true. BC gave me four of the best years of my life.”