Season 9: The journey of Troy Barnies

Updated: Oct 18, 2021

This piece was written by Jamal Clay, a frequent contributor of Globally Ballin and the founder of "The Athletes Forum"

After playing basketball for 4 years at the University of Maine, I honestly didn’t know what I wanted to do. Didn’t have my breakout season for hoops until my final year at Maine so when my season was over, I was being recruited by tons of agents to continue playing basketball at the next level. My breakout season following my senior year really guided me to continue playing basketball at a professional level. Signed with an agency and went down to Philly for a pro camp before eventually signing with my first pro team in Turkey. Obviously for me, the goal was to reach the NBA, but it was difficult for me. I played a traditional “big man” at the college level and the only way my game was going to be translated to the league was to work on my guard s