The DMV area is rich with hoops talent to say the very least. It's not a wild statement to say that it's one of the more profound areas with regards to hardwood talent both young and old. After all, #DMVhoops has and is a prominent designation for a reason. Delaware, Maryland and Virginia have produced some of the best basketball players in the country in the past, present, and will no doubt continue to do so.
One of those hoopers is under the microscope here as we introduce you to DePaul Blue Demons commit Oumar Barry.
Back on September 17, 2014, Barry committed to DePaul University. The 6-foot-9 power forward at the time was the second commit in DePaul's Class of 2015 under then head coach Oliver Purnell as he joined his former AAU teammate Deville Phillips. He chose the Blue Demons over such schools like Wake Forest, Xavier, Quinnipiac and East Carolina among others.
As it would turn out, Barry is part of a group of five (coincidentally!) freshmen who will be suiting up for the Blue Demons at some point or another.
Barry may have attended Bishop O'Connell High School in Virginia, but that does not mean that his roots are in the Mid-Atlantic. On the contrary. Barry was born in the country of Guinea in West Africa, in the city of Conakry. Conakry is the largest city in the country -- as well as its capital -- at 170 square miles with a population of 1,1667,864 per the 2014 census.
It's unclear how the 6-foot-9 power forward will be utilized under Dave Leitao. But what is certain is that should he develop well under the new head coach of the Blue Demons, Barry will continue to only perpetuate the prosperous pipeline of the DMV, and be a key cog for a DePaul program that is itching for a turnaround.