2010 Hoops Recruiting Update

UCLA entertained a prospect on an official visit the last two days, and there is some recent news on the status of David and Travis Wear, the transfers from North Carolina...

Remi Barry, the 6-6 small forward from France, who is currently at Loomis (Calif.) Del Oro, took his official visit to UCLA Sunday and Monday.

According to reports, the visit went very well.

He has been offered a scholarship from UCLA, contingent on him getting academically qualified. We had heard that that could take some time, possibly going into summer, but our most recent information is that Barry might know if he's NCAA eligible this fall within a few weeks.

Barry, coming from France, and having spent time at a high school in Florida, really didn't know the protocol and requirements for getting qualified by NCAA standards until UCLA began recruiting him and looking into his academic status.

We've also heard that it now looks like there's a good chance that Barry will indeed get admitted by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

According to sources, UCLA is his leader, but he also intends to take official visits to Arizona State and St. John's.

As we reported last Friday, it's a "done deal," as many sources have said, that Travis Wear and David Wear will transfer to UCLA. Right now there is some hold up in working out some details about their transfer from North Carolina, but it's expected that those issues should be worked through within the next week, and the Wear twins will then announce they are transferring to UCLA.

If does, indeed, get the Wears and Barry, they will have filled their allotment of 13 scholarships for the 2010-2011 season. The Wears will be on scholarship, but be ineligible to play, having to redshirt a year due to transfer rules.

The incoming players would be Josh Smith, the 6-9 post player; Tyler Lamb, the 6-4 shooting guard; Lazeric Jones, the 6-1 JC point guard; Matt Carlino, the 6-2 combo guard; Remi Barry, a 6-6 small forward, David Wear, a 6-9 power forward/center, and Travis Wear, also a 6-9 power forward/center.

UCLA will have no seniors in the 2010-2011 season, so, if all players return for the following season, the Bruins would have no scholarships to give to the 2011 high school class. But there is always the possibility that one or more scholarships could open up from either transfers or players declaring for the NBA early.

UCLA is still sniffing around some prospects who would come into college this fall, in case either the Wears or Barry fall through. Even if they do, it's still thought unlikely that UCLA would seriously pursue another prospect.

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