Mazzulla A-10 Bound
Bishop Hendricken and BABC guard Justin Mazzulla made a verbal commitment to George Washington University on Wednesday following an official visit to the school's campus a week prior.
Mazzulla has had a decorated high school career in the state of Rhode Island. He's a two-time all-state recipient, was the Most Outstanding Player in the RIIL state tournament as a sophomore, won the Rhode Island Gatorade Player of the Year award as a junior and has already scored his 1000th point.
He was also instrumental in helping Bishop Hendricken extend their recent dominance in the RIIL by winning the program's 15th state championship last March.
Mazzulla has had similar success on the AAU circuit where he has starred with BABC over the years and helped them earn an AAU 19-and-under championship this summer in Florida.
On the EYBL circuit, he proved his ability to play the point guard position. At 6-foot-3, Mazzulla has the ability to play and defend multiple perimeter positions, but given the chance to play with the ball in his hands on a full time basis he averaged almost 7 assists per game, ranking him third overall in the Nike league.
Maurice Joseph is currently the interim head coach at George Washington and with a full national search expected at season's end, Mazzulla told the Providence Journal on Wednesday night that school officials assured him they would honor his scholarship regardless of who the head coach is.
Mazzulla becomes the 5th member of BABC's 2017 class to commit to a division I school out of the high school ranks as he joins Terrell Brown (Pittsburgh), Marcus Santos Silva (VCU), Ryan Layman (Bryant) and Jalyn Hinton (Jacksonville).