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Amanda Barcello, Sister Of BYU Hoops Star, Commits To Cougars

Aug 18, 2020, 2:50 PM
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BYU Women's Basketball huddles before a game. (BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
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PROVO, Utah – Jeff Judkins is building one of the top teams in the WCC with the BYU women’s basketball program. All of the success can be pointed to the work BYU is putting in on the recruiting trail.

BYU women’s hoops received a commitment from Amanda Barcello out of Chandler, Arizona’s Seton Catholic Preparatory High School. The 5-foot-11 guard is the younger sister to BYU men’s basketball star Alex Barcello who transferred to the Cougars from the University of Arizona last season.

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I am super excited to announce that I am committed to be a part of the BYU fam! I am looking forward to carrying on my basketball career in a program that will not only help me grow as an athlete but also as a person. I’d like to thank God for blessing me with the gift and ability to play the game I love, I’d like to thank my mom for supporting me through this long process, I’d like to thank my siblings who have been amazing role models in this process, I’d like to thank Coach Karen, Coach Jen, Coach Tiff, Coach Kayla, and Coach Tim, as well as Coach Karre, Coach Ben and the rest of the Select Family. I am so thankful for the love and support from all the people who have been a part of my journey. I can’t wait to be coached by the amazing staff at Brigham Young University, and be a part of the team!!! #gocougs 💙

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“I am super excited to announce that I am committed to be a part of the BYU fam! I am looking forward to carrying on my basketball career in a program that will not only help me grow as an athlete but also as a person,” wrote Barcello on her Instagram page.

Amanda Barcello comes from a talented basketball family

Barcello comes from an accomplished basketball family. Older sisters Julia Barcello graduated from Colgate in 2018 and Sarah Barcello is currently preparing for her junior season as a guard at Marist College.

Amanda is part of BYU’s 2021 recruiting class and will be able to sign with the Cougars this November during the early signing period. Along with BYU, Barcello received offers from Seattle and Utah Valley.

During her junior year at Seton Catholic, Barcello averaged 9.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.1 steals, and 2.5 assists per game. She also led SCP with 1.7 blocks each night helping lead her team to a 4A State Championship.

BYU Women’s Basketball now has three commits for the class of 2021 with the addition of Amanda Barcello. Logan’s Amber Kartchner and low past star Emma Calvert from Fremont High are the other two commits in the Cougars class.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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