BYU’s Alex Barcello Breaks Ankles Of San Diego Guard With Filthy Handles
Jan 20, 2022, 7:59 PM
(Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
PROVO, Utah – BYU guard Alex Barcello is putting together an All-American season in his final year with the Cougars. He put together a highlight-worthy moment to add to his special season on Thursday night.
Barcello showed off the handles with a crossover on San Diego guard Bryce Monroe, the definition of breaking ankles.
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) January 21, 2022
The play happened with 7:36 remaining in the first half. Barcello was behind the three-point line with Monroe on him. The senior guard from Arizona put the ball on the deck and drove near the free-throw line stepped back, sending Monroe to the floor. It was a classic ankle breaker that put him on skates; whatever you want to call it, Barcello made it happen by showing off some great handles.
— BYUtv Sports (@byutvsports) January 21, 2022
With Monroe into the distance, Barcello, dubbed by ESPN’s Jay Bilas as the best shooter in America, was left wide open for a mid-range jumper. Barcello knocked it down to give BYU a 23-19 lead over the Toreros.
BYU’s student section, “The ROC,” made sure to remind Monroe of Barcello’s handles by chanting “ankles, ankles, ankles” every time he touched the ball.
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) January 21, 2022
Alex Barcello turned down opportunities to play professionally in favor of playing one more year at BYU. He’s making it a memorable one.
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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 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.
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