Where Is Ousmane Barro?

Ousmane Barro, a big man from Senegal, made an impression at the 2002 Nike Camp. However, after a fine early performance, he disappeared. What happened?

Junior College Likely But Not Confirmed

More than once we tried to find out the location of center Ousmane Barro. More than once we came up empty. Then, at the Charlie Weber Invitational, a foreign team coach told us he thought he was down in Miami at Northwest Christian.

"He was but we had some bad news for him and his folks," NW Christian coach Anthony Pujol told TheInsidersHoops on Thursday. Apparently, Barro was not admitted. So, after being listed at Chicago Julian to start the summer and never making it down to Miami, just where is he?

Pujol thinks he's heading to Seward Community College. "Last I heard he was going to be attending Seward in December," Pujol said. "That was the last I heard and he was getting his GED."

Barro had only been in the United States for a year and Pujol thought the language barrier hurt him. One thing is certain, if Barro were to pop up as a high school player and ever get his academics in order high Division I's would be taking numbers and getting in line to chat with him.

On a related note, Northwest Christian should be loaded. Pujol said that he returns 4 of his top 5 players and added a transfer point guard. His team went 27-7 last year and lost to Miami Christian in the regional final.

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