1. Alex Barcello, PG/SG, BYU
Chepkevich also made it known that Barcello, who starred for three seasons with BYU after transferring from Arizona, is also joining the Raptors. I speak not an ounce of hyperbole when I say that Barcello is one of the best shooters in major college basketball.
Barcello, who averaged 16.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game, is a career 43% 3-point shooter. In his three seasons as a Cougar, Barcello shot 49%, 48%, and 42% from deep. Even if he never develops another part of his game, that shooting ability is downright lethal.
Alex Barcello gives the Toronto Raptors more shooting.
Barcello doesn’t have elite athletic ability, nor is his defensive ceiling anything approaching resembling league-average at the professional clip. While his value is intrinsically and inexorably tied to his ability to shoot from deep, his knockdown results in college show that he should be a solid pro sniper.
Barcello seems like the most likely player of the Summer League invites to get some action with the Raptors. On top of that, Barcello is a dominant shooter and scoring, his ability to pull down some boards and make sharp passes as a 6-2 guard will help set him apart. David Johnson has some competition.