Highland School (Va.) 2021 Guard Angelo Brizzi. (Justin Odendhal)
2021 guard Angelo Brizzi burst onto the varsity scene last season, starring as a freshman at Fauquier (Va.) while leading the Falcons in scoring.
In September, Brizzi transferred to Highland School (Va.), and thus far the move has paid immediate dividends for both him and the Hawks, as he's fit in nicely alongside senior leaders Darret Justice and Cam Timmons.
At the 2018 Governor’s Challenge, the 6-foot-3, 165-pound Brizzi averaged 19.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2 steals per game as the Hawks went 1-1. After the Hawks’ 57-45 win against Eagle Academy on Dec 28, Brizzi took some time to discuss his transfer, recruitment, strengths and more:
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE SEASON SO FAR?
“It’s good so far. We’ve done good and we had a few close losses, but other than that we’re having a great season so far. It’s been pretty good.”
HOW HAS THE TRANSITION TO HIGHLAND BEEN?
“It was great. The team, they got me in faster than I could have imagined; I felt like a part of the team right away. It’s a great transition.”
HOW DO YOU THINK THE TRANSFER WILL BENEFIT YOU?
“I’m hoping we can get to bigger stages and state championships, so our whole team will get more exposure and get out there and get known.”
HOW IS YOUR RECRUITMENT GOING?
“I’ve got a couple of schools talking to me. Some are interested, but nothing, like, crazy. No big-time offers or anything, so it’s kind of low-key right now.” [NOTE: D-I Columbia offered Brizzi on Dec 31.]
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN A SCHOOL?
"Nothing specific. I’m not, like, in a position to where I can be picky right now, so I’ve got to keep my options open.”
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE STRENGTHS OF YOUR GAME?
“Shooting the ball, that’s the biggest part of my game, I think. And I think I’m a good leader; talking and letting everybody know what’s going on and making sure everybody’s in the game.”
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST THINGS YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
“Defense is always a big one - I’ve got to be a better defender. And ball handling.”
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OFF THE COURT?
“I like reading books or playing XBox - nothing special. I play Fortnite a lot, that’s a big one.”
DID YOU PLAY ANY OTHER SPORTS GROWING UP?
“I swim still, but that’s about it. Basketball’s my main sport. I love it and everything’s fun about it.”