Harrison Barnes to serve as grand marshal for Ames 4th of July parade


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Ames native Harrison Barnes gives the keynote speech at the opening ceremonies of the Iowa Games on July 18 at Jack Trice Stadium.

Luke Manderfeld

Golden State Warrior and Ames, Iowa, native Harrison Barnes will serve as the grand marshal for the 4th of July parade in downtown Ames. 

Barnes is part of the Warriors team that won the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games. 

Barnes played all 82 games for the Warriors in the 2014-15 season and averaged 10.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

He played in 21 games during the Warriors’ playoff run and averaged 10.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

“It truly is a privilege to participate in the Ames 4th of July Independence Day Parade,” Barnes said in a news release sent out by the Main Street Cultural District. “I am humbled and excited about the opportunity to serve the parade as a Grand Marshal. As an Ames native, I could not be more proud of my hometown.”

Attending Ames High School, Barnes led the Little Cyclones to two straight Iowa 4A state championships before being recruited to North Carolina. He was drafted seventh overall in the 2013 draft. 

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. July 4 and starts on Main Street and Burnett Avenue.