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Tuesday / November 12.
  • 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.”

    One of the most exciting point guards in the New York area is Tavon Sledge of Half Hollow Hills West on Long Island.

    Though he is undersized, Sledge is tremendously quick, fierce and athletic.

    When Hills West downed JayVaughn Pinkston and Bishop Loughlin last January, Sledge dropped 21 points in a 75-72 victory.

    The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Sledge currently holds offers from St. John’s, Rutgers, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Seton Hall, Fordham, Rhode Island, Hofstra, Iowa State, UTEP and Marshall.

    Phil Greene, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound senior combo guard from Chicago, now has a top three.

    “I like West Virginia, St. John’s and DePaul,” Greene, who attends IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., said Tuesday by text.

    Greene visited St. John’s unofficially this week and enjoyed his time in New York.

    “The visit was fun,” Greene said. “They showed me the practice gym and around the school. They also took me to the Garden where they play their home games.”

    Greene has set officials with St. John’s the weekend of Sept. 3/4 and West Virginia Sept. 10/11.