Angelo Brizzi will bring a unique sense of excitement to Villanova


Villanova received a commitment from elite 2021 Virginia prospect Angelo Brizzi. The 6-4 high-level three-star point guard plays for Highland high school. He is crafty, tough, and a deadly shooter. Brizzi can shoot from beyond NBA distance. He averaged 20.3 points 4.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists to go with 3.2 steals in his junior season.  

He becomes the Wildcat’s future point guard and brings excitement to the position with his energy, athleticism, and playmaking ability. His play in transition and how fast he makes decisions will make him a tough assignment for college coaches. 

The wildcats made him the first offer out of the true point guards they offered. The other ones were 2021 four-star point guard Rahsool Diggins, who committed to UConn, and four-star point guard Stevie Mitchell. Both prospects not only elite Pennsylvania prospects but hail from Philadelphia.  

Brizzi is close to four-star status having a point rating of .934 only needing a .9357 to be a four-star. Even though he is ranked the 121st prospect, 21st ranked point guard and third-ranked prospect in Virginia for the 2021 basketball class by 247 sports composite. Brizzi had no stars when wildcats offered him and the other two, Diggins and Mitchell, already had stars. The eye of Villanova recruiting continues to be the sharpest in the country. 

I had Brizzi as a guest on my Follow the Leader sports podcast and he told me that he is recruiting top Virginia prospect Trevor Keels who is the top target for Villanova. He has also started to talk more with coaches and gain chemistry with the recruiting as well as conversations with current Villanova star point guard Collin Gillespie 

Villanova had the number one class in 2021 after Brizzi committed but now has the number two after Philadelphia prospect center Naheem Mcleod reclassified to the 2021 class. Brizzi is the lowest rated player in this 2021 class. We all know what Jay Wright does with those types of prospects remember Donte Divincenzo, Saddiq Bey, and Collin Gillespie. 

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