One of the best pure scorers on the West Coast is Alex Barcello. The native of Arizona is at the Steph Curry Select Camp trying to work on his game, and college coaches will be sure to follow him in July.
“I am learning a lot,” said Barcello. “It has been great to be here. This camp is awesome. We get to work with Steph Curry who is very hands on. He tells us how to improve, so he helps us for the next level and accelerate our game, and I am happy to learn.”
He continued, “I want to come out of this with a better idea as a point guard of how to read the defense more. I want to see what the defense is giving me out of a ball screen and just knowing how to create more for my teammates.”
About his recruitment, Barcello said, “Right now Arizona, Virginia, Stanford, Baylor, Georgia Tech, Butler, Indiana, St. Mary’s, and some others are all talking to me.”
The Arizona Wildcats have made it clear to Barcello that he is becoming a top priority, and they continue to stay in consistent contact.
“I talk to Sean Miller a lot,” noted Barcello. “He has said that he wants me to come in and be a leader and run the team. He is a hands on coach and I like what Arizona is about so I like them as an option.”
As an elite student Stanford is definitely a place that appeals to Barcello and he says it is great to have major interest from the Cardinal.
“It is an honor to have Stanford recruiting me,” said Barcello. “It is difficult to get straight A’s, and to have a program like Stanford recruiting me is a blessing and I like them a lot.”
Recently Butler entered the mix when assistant coach Mike Schrage came to the school. Schrage recruited Barcello when he was at Stanford, and has worked to continue that relationship for the Bulldogs.
‘I have a very close relationship with (Schrage) and I like him a lot,” noted Barcello. “Also I have talked to Coach Holtmann a lot, and they love me over there. They say I’d fit in well there so it is definitely an option I’m looking at.”
For now Barcello plans to play out July and then he will begin making official visits when AAU is over and will make a decision following those trips.