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Duquesne MBB’s Halil Barre Out Indefinitely



Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned through a university spokesperson that Duquesne Men’s Basketball freshman forward Halil Barre is currently being sidelined indefinitely due to an unspecified medical condition.

This season, Barre averaged 2.4 points and rebounds, competing in 12 games for the Dukes season, while also playing 6.9 minutes per game.

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Barre missed most of the non-conference slate, first appearing in the team’s Dec. 14 home contest against DePaul.

His best game may have come Dec. 28 at Dayton. With the team going cold from the field, Barre was a clear bright spot, with his season-high 16 minutes, six points and six rebounds.

Many Duquesne fans were hoping to see more of the Benin native, but in his last eight games, he achieved a double-digit minutes count on one occasion.

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During the earlier stages of his return to the court, Dukes coach Keith Dambrot placed high praise on Barre, stating he was maybe going to be one of the best players he has ever coaches.

“I think he has a chance to be that good, is he there yet,” he said. “He’s 19-years-old, Joe Reece is what, 23? That shows you how talented he is. My job is to make Chabi good on a daily basis. At some point he’s so good that he has to play.”

While the timetable of his return is unknown, Duquesne will utilize its remaining post options in David Dixon, R.J. Gunn, Joe Reece, Austin Rotroff and Tre Williams. Both Matus Hronsky and Quincy McGriff would also be potential options for post play if the need arises.

Duquesne is next set to host George Mason Wednesday at 7 p.m. in a contest carried by ESPN+.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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