Men's Basketball Signs 6-foot-11 Big Man Oumar Barry
April 18, 2017
Oumar (OO-marr) Barry, an ESPN.com top-10 rated high school prospect in the state of Virginia, signed a National Letter-of-Intent to compete for the San José State men’s basketball team beginning with the 2017-18 season. Head coach Dave Wojcik made the announcement.
“We are getting a very athletic, active post player by adding Oumar to the team,” Wojcik said. “He plays extremely hard, moves well and is a great defender and rebounder. We expect him to make an immediate impact with his ability to finish at the rim and his defensive presence at the basket.”
The 6-foot-11 center was rated the 10th-best prospect in Virginia according to ESPN.com and 12th by 247Sports.com coming out of Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Va.
Barry grabbed national recruiting attention during his senior year when he averaged seven points, eight rebounds and three blocks per game. He was an All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference honorable mention choice in both his junior and senior seasons.
Barry began his collegiate career in 2015-16 at DePaul University where he was a Big East All-Academic Team honoree while playing in 12 games.
The native of Conakry, Guinea averaged 4.4 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 61.6 percent in 32 games last season at Iowa Western Community College. Barry helped the Reivers to a 25-win season and an appearance in the National Junior College Association of America (NJCAA) Region XI title game.
Barry will be a junior when he joins the Spartans for the 2017-18 season.