Remi Barry has landed at New Mexico State.
A 6-foot-7 French native who was enrolled at Loomis (Calif.) Del Oro High, Barry chose that school because the WAC accepts non-qualifiers.
“It was just the best choice for me,” Barry said by text.
Asked if he will have to sit a year, he said, “Yes.”
Barry, who has NBA potential, was initially considering St. John’s, UCLA and Arizona State but could not enroll because he didn’t qualify.
“I’m waiting on the NCAA on everything,” Barry said last month.
“Basically, there’s a lot of things they don’t know. They don’t know if I’m eligible. They’re trying to figure it out.”
Doc Haynes, Barry’s AAU coach, said he wasn’t sure exactly what Barry needed to do in order to qualify.
“Not sure,” he said.
Arizona PG Jahii Carson will visit Arizona (Sept. 17), Washington (Oct. 9) and UNLV (Oct. 16), per the Arizona Daily Star. St. John’s also in mix.
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