Report: Hendricken’s Mazzulla Offered Hoops Scholarship to BC

Saturday, July 26, 2014
GoLocalProv Sports Team and Jack Andrade

Hendricken rising sophomore Justin Mazzulla has been offered a basketball scholarship to Boston College, according to Zack Spears and 247hoops.com.

 

 

Justin Mazzulla (left) working out with his brother Joe.
When reached for confirmation, Mazzulla's father told GoLocalProv that "it appears that way," when asked if BC had made a formal offer.

Mazzulla started at point guard as a freshman last season and led the Hawks to their first state championship since 2010.

Standing at 6'2" and possessing the length and ball-handling ability coaches crave, Mazzulla is already one of the top point guards in Rhode Island.  His older brother Joe won 3 state championships at Hendricken before playing Division 1 at West Virginia and then transitioning into a career in coaching.

Hawks head coach Jamal Gomes innocently told GoLocalProv Thursday that he thought Mazzulla would play Division 1 basketball down the road, but the timing of the BC offer was certainly a pleasant surprise.

Mazzulla plays AAU ball for Boston Area Basketball Club, and his performance this summer was good enough to entice new BC head coach Jim Christian into offering him a scholarship 3 full years before Mazzulla will head to college.

A true floor general with maturity beyond his years, Mazzulla told GoLocalProv last Fall that his goals in basketball included winning 4 state titles and making it to the NCAA Final 4.  He also said he aimed to make the Honor roll at Hendricken all 4 years of his high school career.

Mazzulla is working out with his brother this summer, and as Boston College can attest, the hard work is starting to pay off.

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