|No. 4 – BYU Cougars|
|League||West Coast Conference|
|Born||August 31, 1998|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school||Corona del Sol|
|Career highlights and awards|
Barcello was born in the metropolitan area of Phoenix, Arizona, to Edward and Shelli Barcello, who were both former basketball players. Edward led the state in scoring his senior year at Phoenix Brophy Prep in 1987, graduating with more than 1,000 career points and second only to future Duke star and NBA player Mark Alarie (1982) as the school's all-time leading scorers. Shelli was the leading rebounder and second-leading scorer on Canyon del Oro's undefeated state championship girls team in 1986-87. Barcello started playing basketball when he was two. He grew up with his three sisters, Sarah, Amanda and Julia.
High school career
Barcello attended high school on the varsity basketball team in all four years at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona to win two state championship titles.
As a freshman in 2013–14, he averaged 25 points, 11 rebounds, 9.1 assists, 5 blocks, and 5 steals and led the school to a 34–1 record and a first state title. In his sophomore season, he led the school to a 33–1 record and a second state title, and the Aztecs were ranked the consensus No. 3 team in the nation and when he was teammates with No. 1 2018 player Marvin Bagley III, who later transferred. Arizona coach Miller offered Barcello a scholarship after he poured in 51 points in a game as a sophomore against Gilbert Perry and Markus Howard (Marquette).
In his junior season, in the state tournament, Barcello surpassed 1,000 points in only his second varsity season. He led his team to the Division I tournament as the top seed. In his senior season, Barcello scored 2,254 career points at Corona shooting over 55 percent from the field and almost 90 percent from the charity stripe. He tallied 31 points in his team’s win over Christ the King in the Hoophall Classic. He also advanced to the finals of American Family Insurance National 3-Point Shooting Competition. He averaged 24.2 ppg, 3.0 apg and 5.8 rpg.
Barcello was considered as one of the best players in the 2017 recruiting class by Scout.com, Rivals.com and ESPN. He was a consensus four-star prospect in the Class of 2017 and committed to play at Arizona over offers from Virginia, Butler, Indiana and Stanford.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Tempe, AZ||Corona del Sol HS||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||170 lb (77 kg)||Aug 26, 2016|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN: ESPN grade: 83|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #3 Rivals: #3 247Sports: #3 ESPN: #3|
College and career
In his freshman year at Arizona, Barcello appeared in 21 games from his point guard position. He had a season high of 11 points in their victory over LBSU, which included three makes on four attempts from beyond the arc. He opened his collegiate career with a strong three-game run of 7.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game while shooting 58.3 percent from the field and 57.1 percent from three-point range. Alex scored knocked down a pair of critical baseline jumpers in their run in its win at Oregon State.
In his sophomore season at Arizona, he played in 30 of 32 games for the Wildcats. He registered three double-digit scoring games, opened the season with seven points and three rebounds in 15 minutes against Houston Baptist (11/17). He erupted for 16 points on 6 of 10 shooting in 13 minutes against Georgia Southern (11/29). He scored six points in six minutes at California (1/12/19). He scored seven points in 12 minutes at UCLA (1/25/19). He scored 12 points in 18 minutes at Utah (2/14/19). He notched his third double-digit scoring game of the season versus California (2/21/19), scoring 14 points in 18 minutes, going 7 of 7 from the free throw line. He earned an C.A.T.S. Academics Student-Athlete of the Month for February.
Barcello announced he plans to transfer from Arizona for the 2019-20 NCAA season. Former Arizona Wildcats guard Alex Barcello is transferring to BYU where he got a waiver and will play immediately.
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|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Accomplishments and awards
He received national honors including the (2x) Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year, Azcentral.com Big School Boys Basketball Athlete of the Year, Arizona BCA Division I Player of the Year, and (2x) East Valley Tribune Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
- High School
- All-Arizona Division I boys basketball team (2015, 2016)
- 2x Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year (2015, 2017)
- azcentral.com Big School Basketball Boys Athlete of the Year (2017)
- Arizona Basketball Coaches Association Division I Player of the Year (2015)
- 2x 6A Central League state champions (2015–16)
- 2x East Valley Tribune Boys Basketball Player of the Year (2015–16)
- All-East Valley Tribune Boys Basketball first team (2016)
- MaxPreps.com High School Boys Basketball All-American honorable mention (2017)
- FloHoops All-Peach Invitational First Team (2016)
- FloHoops Peach Invitational MVP (2016)
He has three younger sisters that also play basketball named Sarah, Amanda and Julia.
Sarah who is playing at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York had a successful freshman season appearing in 33 games and starting 19. Prior to Marist, Sarah and the Seton Catholic Prep captured the first 4A Conference girls basketball state championship title leading to a 29-3 record.
Julia, who is now playing at Colgate, left Seton two years ago with more than 1,458 points and another state championship, leading the school to a 32-3 record. She holds the school's all-time rebounding (1,390) and blocked shots (282) records.
- "Rivals.com". N.rivals.com. August 26, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
- "Alex Barcello, Corona Del Sol, Point Guard". 247sports.com. November 9, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
- "FloHoops Names All-Peach Invitational Teams". FloHoops. Retrieved July 21, 2017.