Three-star point guard Chris Chiozza is one of the best playmakers in the 2014 class, and his…
Chiozza continues to add interest
There might not be a more exciting playmaker in the 2014 class than Memphis (Tenn.) White Station point guard Chris Chiozza. At 5-foot-11 Chiozza has incredible floor vision and was the engine that drove Team Thad during the summer. With his incredible ability to create for his teammates, Chiozza is going into his junior season with the idea of improving two other parts of his game. "I've really been working on my outside shot and also my defense," said Chiozza. "I know those are the two most important areas to improve on." Now having transferred from Bartlett High School to White Station, the expectations that Chiozza and his teammates have for the year are sky high. "My expectations are to win state and hopefully be the first public school to play in the NPSI at the end of the year," said Chiozza. Recruiting wise it is no surprise that numerous schools are staying right in the mix with Chiozza. "Lately I have really been hearing from Massachusetts, Virginia Tech, Richmond, Kansas State, Kansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas," said Chiozza. He continued, "I went down to Ole Miss with a couple of my teammates from Team Thad." The visit to The Grove was a good one for Chiozza and he likes how upgrades are being made in Oxford. "They have a really nice campus and they are getting new facilities that should be done by my sophomore year of college," said Chiozza. "It is going to be one of the most expensive in the SEC so you know they will be nice." Like his AAU team, Arkansas likes to really push the ball up the floor, and the Razorbacks are using that as their recruiting pitch with Chiozza. "Arkansas has been telling me how I would fit in well with their style of play," Chiozza explained. "Also one of my old teammates from when I was at Bartlett, Anthlon Bell, is a freshman there this year and he is talking to me about coming over there." For now Chiozza is in no hurry to make a college decision, but he does know what is important to him in figuring out his top schools. "I am looking for a coach who doesn't just care about basketball but helps you in your life when you are done with basketball," said Chiozza. "Also the academics a school has and their potential majors are important."
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