Barbara Farris was born on September 10, 1976. She is a professional basketball player who played for teams like the Detroit Shock, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury.
Barbara attended St. Martin’s High School and helped her team win two Louisiana state high school championships.
Barbara graduated in 1998 from Tulane University, where she majored in sociology. As a member of the Tulane Green Wave women’s basketball team, she was named to the Conference USA All-Star first team in her junior year and posted a total of 34 double-doubles.
Barbara was drafted in the 1st round by the New England Blizzard in the ABL and was considered an excellent player, before the league folded.
Barbara was drafted in the second round (#22 overall) of the 2001 WNBA Draft, and played from 2001-2005 for the Detroit Shock.
She also has played professionally in France, Spain, and Korea, and for the New England team in the American Basketball League.
Barbara started for the New York Liberty in 2006, but was relegated to the bench after the Liberty acquired Janel McCarville, Jessica Davenport, and Tiffany Jackson in 2007.
In the 2007 season she played in 28 regular-season games and all three of the Liberty’s playoff appearances. On March 14, 2008 Barbara signed with the Phoenix Mercury. Post this, she joined the Detroit Shock team.