Former Arizona Wildcats guard Alex Barcello is transferring to BYU, according to Jacob Hatch of the Locked on Cougars podcast.
Barcello will have to sit out the 2019-20 season before having two years of eligibility in Provo.
#Sources - Mark Pope will fill the roster slot vacated by Nick Emery with former University of Arizona guard Alex Barcello. Barcello will sit out the upcoming season & have two years of eligibility remaining for #BYUhoops. #BYU #LOC— Yawk Talk 哈雅各 (@JacobCHatch) July 31, 2019
The Tempe native was a top-100 recruit coming out of Corona del Sol High School, where he won two state championships and was a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year, but he was unable to carve out a consistent role with the Wildcats with whom he averaged just 9.6 minutes and 2.9 points in 51 games.
UA coach Sean Miller often raved about Barcello’s jumper, but the 6-foot-2 guard shot just 29.7 percent from 3 as a Wildcat.