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Yesterday afternoon Andre Barnes, of Conroe, TX, officially committed to attending Barclay College this coming Fall. Barnes graduated from Conroe High School in 2013 and comes to Barclay by way of Paris Junior College in Paris, TX.

Barnes is a 6’6″ power forward that averaged 12 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks as a senior at Conroe HS. In addition, he was named to the Class 5A Second Team All District 14 and was All Montgomery County Honorable Mention. In 2013-14, he played for Paris JC and was a part of their team that qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, KS.

“Andre seems like a quality young man and comes from a great family. He has an opportunity to really thrive on and off the court at Barclay College and we are thrilled that he has decided to be a Bear,” said Head Coach Royce Bryan.

Barnes is a business major and is the son of Albert and Lisa Barnes.

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Jamondre “Buc” Odie of Mesquite, TX has decided to attend Barclay College in the Fall of 2014. Odie is a 2013 graduate of North Lamar High School in Paris, TX and comes to BC by way of junior college.

In the process of leading the Panthers into the playoffs at North Lamar HS as a junior and senior, the 6’2″ Odie earned recognition as the 2012 District Newcomer of the Year, 2012 Defensive Player of the Year, Red River Valley Athlete of the Week,  and 2013 First Team All-District.

“We are extremely excited that Buc was led to come to Barclay College,” said Head Coach Royce Bryan. “His motor never stops and he has the length and athleticism that will allow him to guard virtually anyone on the court. He will be a great asset to the team and I look forward to seeing how the Lord uses him in this community.”

Jamondre “Buc” Odie is the son of James and Teffany Odie.

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Late last week Joe Luis Aguilar Jr. of Memorial High School in San Antonio, TX committed to attending Barclay College in the fall and playing basketball for the Bears.

As a Senior at MHS, Aguilar averaged 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game in leading the Minuteman to their second playoff appearance in 48 years. In the process, Aguilar earned class 4A All District 1st Team honors in District 29. He was also named to the Edgewood Invitational All-Tournament team as a senior. As a junior he was 2nd Team All District, and was Honorable Mention All District as a sophomore.

“Joe will have a great opportunity to step in and contribute right away because of his work ethic and his court awareness. At 6’2″ he will give us more size on the perimeter which is something we lacked severely last year”, said Head Coach Royce Bryan.  “Most importantly, however, Joe seems to be a man of high character and we look forward to working with him during his time in Haviland.”

Aguilar is undecided on his major and his mother is Elizabeth Cortinas.