Federico Mussini commits to St. John's

Federico Mussini, an Italian guard, committed to St. John's.

Chris Mullin left the country to add a point guard to his 2015 recruiting class.

Federico Mussini, a 6-foot lead guard out of Italy, verbally committed to St. John's on Monday, a source told Scout. Mussini visited St. John's in early April. He considered a host of college programs, including Gonzaga.

Mussini, who goes to school at Liceo Scientifico Aldo Moro, but plays club ball for Reggio Emilia, has built quite the reputation in Italy.

Last year in the FIBA U18 European Championship he averaged 22.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists in nine games. Mussini, who shot 43-percent from three at the event, was named to the All-Tournament Team.

“My strengths are my shot, ball handling, quickness and explosiveness,” he told Scout in early March.

“I have to improve physically because I'm too skinny now on defense and in playmaking, but I think I'm a good passer,” Mussini added.

Mussini also competed in the Nike Hoop Summit in early April. The game featured the best young players in the United States against the best players in the world. Mussini scored nine points and tossed out three assists for the World Team.

St. John's now has five recruits in their 2015 class. Mussini joins Marcus LoVett, Malik Ellison, Yankuba Sima and Darien Williams to make up their current recruiting class.

Mussini is regarded as a four-star prospect on Scout.

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