One Western Conference front office executive believes Harrison Barnes will be a better pro player than college player.

The executive indicated Barnes’ numbers were a function of North Carolina’s offense, noting that Paul Pierce was the only quality small forward to play for Roy Williams. “And that wasn’t because of Roy,” the exec said. “His system is more for point guards and bigs.”

Barnes recently posted a 38 inch no-step vertical, the fourth highest all-time at the pre-draft combine.