Remekun, Jordan Arrive On Campus

ST. LOUIS — Cory Remekun arrived on the Saint Louis University campus on Wednesday and by Saturday night, when the Texas native competed in the Demetrious Johnson Charitable Foundation All-Star Basketball Game, he had already had an action-packed couple of days in his new city.

"Everything has been moving real fast," Remekun said. "I'm trying to figure out where everything is and just trying to fit in, trying to get to know the guys a little better."

Playing with future teammate and roommate Justin Jordan, the 6-foot-8 forward from Mesquite High in Texas scored 12 points in the all-star game at Harris-Stowe State University and displayed some of the rebounding and defensive ability that had college coaches chasing his signature on a letter-of-intent back in the fall.

Among the spectators for Saturday night's game were future teammates like Kwamain Mitchell, Willie Reed, Brian Conklin and Kyle Cassity and fellow incoming freshmen Jeff Reid and Max Bange.

Remekun's first few days on the Saint Louis U. campus including some time in the gym with his new teammates as well as trying to find out where he needed to be and how to get there.

"All the guys are real open and real cool," he said. "They've been showing me around."

Even though the young power forward — Remekun said he turns 18 next month — is still trying to figure out his new environment, he looks like he could play a prominent role with the Billikens during his career.

When Remekun signed with SLU, there was talk that the youngster would be redshirted his first season to allow him to get bigger and stronger and adjust to the college game. But now, after the recent departure of center Brett Thompson, Remekun could be pushed into action sooner rather than later.

"I'm not sure yet," he said of what his role could be this season. "I'm still thinking about redshirting. I still might redshirt. I don't know. I haven't talked to the coaching staff about it yet. I just want to come in and work hard."

Jordan, who scored 16 points in the National squad's 126-123 victory over the Local all-stars on Saturday, has been on campus a little longer than his tall Texan teammate, but he's still getting used to it.

"It's crazy," he said. "It's hot out here and we have to walk everywhere. I'm trying to get used to that."

Jordan has already spent time on the court and in the weight room getting ready for his freshman season with the Billikens and he's fitting in and having fun with his new teammates.

"It was great seeing everybody from my (official) visit," he said. "Classes and all that, I'm just trying to get adjusted and used to it. All my teammates, they are great leaders. They've got open arms and are there to help me."


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