After an extensive search for the former Auburn Tigers hoops star, police in Panama City Beach, Florida announced that Korvotney Barber had been found dead on Sunday afternoon, after being an apparent victim of drowning. Birmingham News correspondent (as well as Auburn beat writer) Brandon Marcello put out the following Tweet that broke the news on Barber:
Panama City Beach police say they found body of Korvotney Barber at 3:49 p.m. Body being taken to medical examiner.
— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) July 21, 2013
This, obviously, is the worst possible to end to what many in the Auburn community feared after Barber went missing on Saturday night around 7:00 pm. He was reportedly last seen near a restaurant/bar called Pineapple Willy’s, but further details haven’t been released about the drowning incident that led to his death.
Barber was a four-year contributor in the Auburn program, averaging 10.8 points and 7.2 rebounds for his career. He was a product of Manchester High School in Georgia, and was an All-SEC selection in 2009. Additionally, he played professionally overseas, including a recent stint with a club in Switzerland.
He will certainly be missed, and fans of the program as well as the Auburn program will be sending their prayers to the family.