Alex Barcello - 2017 Point Guard (Arizona)

Discussion in 'Recruiting Archive' started by Jared Grubbs, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. MilkSteak

    MilkSteak Well-Known Member

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    Boy, Arizona has some awfully arrogant fans. They've pretty much convinced themselves that Barcello couldn't possibly want to play anywhere other than Arizona. Hopefully, we beat Vanderbilt and get a shot at them this fall. They'll be young next year, making them potentially vulnerable early in the season.

    I do think this will be one tough recruiting battle to win though. Barcello is my favorite PG we are recruiting, but I really like Bede and Batts too.
     
  2. firedupkaren

    firedupkaren Well-Known Member

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    If Barcello were to commit to Butler, it would easily be the biggest recruiting coup in program history.

    A top 100 point guard from Arizona...who is being heavily recruited by his home state, a university their fans call "Point Guard U".

    The fact that we were able to stealthy get him half way across the country for an official is already very impressive, but let's close the damn deal!
     
  3. SpartanDawgs

    SpartanDawgs Well-Known Member

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    Does have any connection with the state Indiana? two Indiana schools in his list. I know his relationship with Schrage is good but what is the connection with IU?
     
  4. Hinkle

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    Agree. Regardless of what type of player he became, it'd be the biggest recruiting win we've ever had. Exciting stuff.
     
  5. Irishdawg

    Irishdawg Banned User VIP Member

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    Gotta say, I'd be surprised if Butler was in the lead just based on his initial comments from the article milksteak posted, but that can all change. I do think it's smart to get him on campus early so that both sides can get a feel for everything. It'll be interesting to monitor how Bede and Batts recruitments go after this visit, though with the heavy hitters after Barcello, I have to imagine they'll continue to pursue those two unless by some crazy circumstance where they get a commitment from him right way.
     
  6. MBA2003

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    Awesome. Total Class Act.

    Go Dawgs!
     
  7. cornette33

    cornette33 Well-Known Member

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    Don't hate on me but I had a dream this morning that he committed to butler. Sometimes your dreams become reality.
     
  8. Insane Dawg

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    That's funny. I had a very vivid dream as well. I dreamt I lied to a group of people in my dream and when I woke up I was angry at myself for not setting it right and telling the truth. Then I remembered I had been dreaming that I was running for POTUS! I was OK then. Now Im no longer upset that I lied.
     
  9. cornette33

    cornette33 Well-Known Member

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    Too funny
     
  10. Baddog

    Baddog Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, no matter how hard Insane Dog tries, she just can't leave her politics out of the this forum. Of course, her post has nothing to do with Barcello or Butler or basketball.
     
  11. Irishdawg

    Irishdawg Banned User VIP Member

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    Loving these guys helping with recruiting. Neese and Brunk are not afraid to make friends. Still would be surprised if they got him, but might as well give it all they have.
     
  12. UDDawg

    UDDawg Well-Known Member

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    Tyler Lewis as well
     
  13. thebulldogs

    thebulldogs Active Member

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    Obviously, he's been to Arizona before, but does anyone know if he's ever visited his other finalists?

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    Gotta think Bede and Batts will be scheduling their visits soon...Super intrigued how this plays out.
     
  14. firedupkaren

    firedupkaren Well-Known Member

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    OV to Stanford this weekend.
     
  15. MBA2003

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  16. MBA2003

    MBA2003 Active Member

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    OK, Thanks.
     
  17. pjohnsto2003

    pjohnsto2003 Well-Known Member

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    Seems odd that, given the fact the younger Barcello was there, they could not even get anything from him, quote-wise.


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  18. BUcheer

    BUcheer Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    IU trying to get him on campus September 17.
     
  19. UDDawg

    UDDawg Well-Known Member

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    Interesting that that's a bye week for football. Or maybe they don't want to show off that program :)
     
  20. Hinkle

    Hinkle Well-Known Member

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    I just don't see IU happening. Of the final five, they seem least likely. If he wants a large non-academic oriented school with a basketball focus, why wouldn't he go to Arizona? Stanford has the obvious draw of being the best university in the world. Virginia is arguably the best academics/athletics situation in college hoops and has an amazing coach. Butler basketball has as good of a culture as any in sports, and has done more with less than anyone in basketball.

    IU and Arizona are substitute goods. And Arizona is MUCH closer and has been MUCH better in recent history.


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