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Wildcats land point guard Alex Barcello for 2017 class

Posted at 5:52 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 23:03:58-04

Alex Barcello verbally committed to Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildcats on Friday, becoming the first commit in the 2017 recruiting class.

The 6-foot-2 four-star point guard made the commitment on the first day of his official visit to the U of A.  Barcello, who attends Corona Del Sol in Tempe, was considering Butler, Stanford, Indiana and Virginia. 
 
Barcello is listed as the top point guard in the state of Arizona and is ranked 19th in the country.  He also played a significant role in helped his Corona team win state championships his freshman and sophomore years. 
 
Barcello announced his commitment via Twitter with the message, "Extremely blessed to announce my commitment to the University of Arizona #BearDown."