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Monday / September 26.
  • Barry to Visit ASU, St. John’s; Iona Lands Shooter

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    The future of the St. John’s basketball program could take a major turn later this month.

    Remi Barry, a 6-foot-7 French national from Loomis (Calif.) Del Oro High, will visit Arizona State the weekend June 11-13 and St. John’s June 18-20.

    Barry said he was looking forward to the St.  John’s visit to “see if I like the campus, the people, the city. See if I feel like home or not, if I’m comfortable or not.”

    He will then make a decision between those two programs and UCLA sometime later this month.

    Arizona State is also in the mix for Kyle Cain, a 6-7 wing from New Hampton (N.H.) Prep, who is also considering West Virginia, Illinois and Alabama. Cain is currently visiting ASU.

    Barry, considered a potential future NBA player, tripped from Loomis (Calif.) Del Oro High to UCLA May 16 and said he enjoyed it.


    Iona secured a verbal commitment from 6-8 shooter Aleksander Kesic of Huntington (West Va.) Prep, a native of Serbia.

    He also visited St. Bonaventure and Toledo.

    “It’s a steal for Iona,” Huntington Prep coach Rob Fulford said. “I think he’s going to be an All-Conference-type player for them eventually.

    “He had some high majors on him early. A lot of them wanted that slasher/athletic kid who can make plays. He’s a system guy who is a really great 3-point shooter. He can guard multiple positions, can guard the wings, can guard the post.”

    Kesic averaged 9 points and 5 rebounds playing alongside Louisville commits Justin Coleman and Gorgui Dieng.

    “He did just as good a job guarding [Ohio State-bound big man] Jared Sullinger as Gorgui,” Fulford said, referring to the team’s loaded schedule. “He did a great job on [Kentuckiy commit] Doron Lamb of Oak Hill. He has an extremely high basketball IQ and moves great without the ball.”

    Kesic joins 6-2 combo guard Sean Armand in Iona’s 2010 recruiting class.

    Memphis, Fordham and Rhode Island also offered Armand.

    (Photo courtesy YBA Dawgs)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.