Barry closing on a decision

Despite not playing his senior season, 6-7 220 Remi Barry has been one of the hotter recruiting commodities in the 2010 class. Back from his last official recruiting visit, to St. John's, the forward will decide in the next few days which school to attend as he also considers Arizona State and UCLA.

"It was an amazing visit," Barry said of his visit to St. John's. "I liked everything about it. I liked the city, the campus in Queens, I liked the team and they have a great coaching staff. They want to be a great team like they used to be and I liked that.

"It wasn't my first time in New York but I really liked it there. It's very different than Arizona State and even from UCLA. You can't compare it. I liked all the visits and the only difference was that Arizona State is more of a college town and the other two schools are in big cities."

Nonetheless, the size of the metropolitan Barry will eventually reside in for his college career, won't be a significant factor in his decision. Sources close to Barry's recruitment told us that a college's academic support, which can aid Barry in qualifying and maintaining good grades while he is enrolled in college, will be a key aspect in his ultimate resolution.

"Right now I just want to rest for a couple of days," Barry stated, "talk things over with the people who will help me decide and I think I'll be ready this week to say what school I'm going to. I'm looking at all three schools and I'm looking for the school that can make me the best basketball player and help me get to the league (NBA)."

Barry, a native of France, attended Loomis (Calif.) Del Oro High School but has never set foot on the Golden Eagles' court for a sanctioned game. The forward who attended American Heritage High School in Florida in 2008-2009 was ruled ineligible following his transfer to Del Oro.

The forward's performance in the AAU circuit, playing for the YBA Dawgs, garnered heavy attention, and has attracted the Sun Devils along with other suitors.

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