Men’s basketball inks first Class of 2021 recruit

Bishop Hendricken guard Justin Mazzulla is the first member of the Class of 2021 to commit to the men’s basketball program Wednesday after signing his National Letter of Intent.

“Justin possesses all the great qualities that we seek in our student-athletes both on and off the court and he will make an immediate impact on our program. His size and athleticism at the point guard position will complement our roster and his character will allow him to thrive at GW,” interim head coach Maurice Joseph said in a release. 

The Johnston, R.I. native led his high school team to an Open State Tournament Championship last season, averaging 15.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. He was an All-State selection and was awarded the Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year after his junior campaign.

Mazzulla’s brother, Joe, played basketball for West Virginia from 2006-2011. During his senior season the Mountaineers made it to the NCAA tournament.

The Colonials are set to lose only two players, graduate student forward Tyler Cavanaugh and redshirt junior Matt Hart, for their 2017-2018 roster. Mazzulla will join a young roster of 11 returning letter-winners and six second year players.

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