Situation Changes Course with Barry

Just yesterday it appeared that Remi Barry, the 6-7 small forward originally from France, wouldn't be able to be recruited by UCLA, but some very recent developments have changed the situation...

The situation with Remi Barry, the prospect from Loomis (Calif.) Del Oro, has changed significantly since Friday.

It's now appearing there's a decent chance that he could be academically qualified to enroll this fall.

It's at least a decent enough chance that there's a plan for him to take an official visit to UCLA starting Sunday.

The 6-7 forward originally from France has had a complicated academic history. He attended a high school in Florida, then transferred to Del Oro, where he was denied eligibility for last season. He's been trying to do enough academic work since being at Del Oro to be eligible to enroll in a college this fall, but some of his course work was incomplete.

On Friday, though, the word came down that some of his past course work would be accepted, which has made him one of the hottest commodities in the nation in the last 24 hours.

Kentucky, St. John's, Washington, Arizona State and even North Carolina, are showing some degree of interest. It's mostly every major program that has open scholarships for the upcoming fall who might be interested in Barry.

UCLA, as we've reported previously, was at or near the top for Barry, who is thought to be an athletic three. And now, since there is a much-improved chance of Barry qualifying academically, he immediately arranged a visit to Westwood.

Again, it's not certain that Barry will qualify, but it's smart of UCLA to have him in for an official visit now that the chances of him qualifying have improved significantly.

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