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Virginia prep ‘Cat’ Barber plans KU visit

August 22, 2012

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Hampton (Va.) High School senior basketball point guard Anthony “Cat” Barber will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University Aug. 31-Sept. 2, his mother reported Wednesday.

Pam Barber told SNY.tv that the 6-foot-2 Barber would also visit Louisville (Sept. 7-9), North Carolina State (Sept. 14-16) and Alabama (Sept. 21-23).

The deciding factor will be ... “how important education is for them,” Pam said of the college programs. “Just, will Anthony be with someone he’s comfortable with? Is someone going to stop him when he’s wrong, praise him when he’s right?”

KU is also recruiting Barber’s Boo Williams AAU teammate Troy Williams, a 6-6 forward from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. Williams, who is ranked No. 41 nationally (Barber is No. 9), lists KU, Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama, Louisville, Georgetown, South Carolina, Ohio State, Arkansas and Memphis.

“Anything is possible. They may play together. We’re just not sure right now,” Pam Barber said.

More recruiting: No. 36-rated Semi Ojeleye, a 6-6 senior forward from Ottawa High, has a final list of Duke, Indiana, Oregon and Stanford, Rivals.com reports. ... KU will hold an in-home visit on Sept. 10 with No. 70-rated Demetrius Jackson, a 6-1 senior point guard from Mishawaka, Ind. He has an in-home with Illinois on Sept. 9. ... No. 33-rated Marcus Lee, a 6-9 senior forward from Deer Valley High in Antioch, Calif., will visit Duke on Oct. 27-28, Zagsblog.com reports. He will also visit Louisville (Sept. 7), Kentucky (Oct. 12) and Indiana (Oct. 20). He has set in-home visits with KU (Oct. 6) and Kentucky (Oct. 16) and has already visited UCLA and California unofficially. ... No. 53-rated Tyler Roberson, a 6-8 senior forward from Roselle (N.J). Catholic, has cut his list to 10 schools: KU, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Rutgers, Seton Hall, SMU, South Carolina, Syracuse and Villanova.

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