Florida forward Canyon Barry, the son of Hall-of-Famer Rick Barry, has received plenty of attention for adopting his father’s underhanded free-throw shooting style. And it has paid off in a huge way for Barry and the Gators this season. In the Gators’ 71-62 win over Texas A&M on Saturday, Barry set a school record by making his 39th consecutive free-throw. He’s gone more than nine games and counting since he last missed from the charity stripe.
Canyon Barry Rumors
Hall of Famer Rick Barry’s imprint on the game of basketball continues to resurface. Barry was most notably known for his unorthodox style of shooting free throws by flipping them underhanded (and shooting at a highly-accurate rate mind you). With his four oldest sons well-established in their careers, Barry’s youngest son, Canyon, is a 6-6 guard who spent last season redshirting at College of Charleston. Now, his son’s doing things like his daddy…shooting underhanded.