A four-year starter on the Trenton boy’s basketball team, Ryan Barker has hardly gone unnoticed during his career on the court. Tallying nearly 20 points per game last season, Barker was a focal point on a Trojans team that had its first winning season under head coach Jay Babyak. Not to be outdone by his work as an athlete, Barker has been a standout in the classroom as well. He currently sports a 3.77 grade-point average and has been a member of the National Honor Society since last year. For his efforts on the “student” side of “student-athlete,” Barker was awarded a fourth-year academic award which is given to students that have a 3.5 GPA or higher for nine consecutive semesters. As a captain on the basketball team last year, Barker was able to set an example for his teammates by not only winning the team’s offensive player of the year award, but also by being named first-team All-League. He is currently undecided as to where he’ll be continuing his education beyond this year, but he has a variety of options due to his excellence on the court and academically. Though he has not chosen which academic institution he will be attending, Barker has already decided that he will be studying pre-med with hopes of becoming a primary physician. His parents, Rob and Gina, are excited to see which path he eventually decides to follow.