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.
Boston College has just Offered Justin Mazzulla a 2017 Guard (6'2") from @thebabc— Zack Spears (@Zacklopedia) July 25, 2014
|Justin Mazzulla (left) working out with his brother Joe.|
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.