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Alex Barcello, Former 4-Star PG Recruit, Announces Transfer

A general view of the Arizona Wildcats basketball arena.

TUCSON, AZ - FEBRUARY 17: General view of action between the Arizona Wildcats and the Arizona State Sun Devils during the second half of the college basketball game at McKale Center on February 17, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Sun Devils 99-61. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Once a four-star prospect and the top prospect in the state of Arizona, Alex Barcello has had a hard time getting minutes for the Arizona Wildcats. Now it looks like he's going to pursue minutes elsewhere.

Taking to Twitter on Monday, Barcello announced that he would be leaving Arizona. He thanked the school and the fans for supporting him in his message.

I want to say Thank You to the University of Arizona and the fans for these past two amazing years but I have decided it’s in my best interest to move in a direction that’s best for myself and my family.

Coming out of high school in 2017, Barcello was a four-star prospect ranked No. 83 in the nation. He was the No. 17 point guard in the country, and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Arizona.

But in two years at Arizona, Barcello made 51 appearances with no starts and averaged less than 10 minutes per game.

The Wildcats probably won't feel much of a sting from losing Barcello though.

Arizona is bringing in a recruiting class in 2019 that was ranked No. 3 in the nation by 247Sports. Among the recruits are No. 1 point guard in the nation Nico Mannion, as well as former UC Irvine point guard Max Hazzard via a transfer.

Hopefully Barcello can find a program that makes him happier than Arizona.