Bullis guard Aaron Briggs commits to Navy

This season, Bullis guard Aaron Briggs was moved from his two-guard spot and asked to take over the ball-handling responsibilities for the Bulldogs. The 6-foot-1 senior has transitioned well to the lead guard position as the Bulldogs (12-3) sit at  No. 7 in The Post’s Top 20 for the second consecutive week.

He leads the team in scoring at 12.3 points per game, and Saturday the marksman gave his oral commitment to Navy. He joins teammate Andre Walker (Hofstra) as the second Bullis player to orally commit to a Division I school.

Briggs took a visit to Navy in November, and the team has been in attendance at several of the guard’s games this season. Most recently, Navy assistant coach Aaron Goodman was at the Bulldogs’ 20-point win over Potomac School on Jan. 4, when Briggs scored 12 points.

Goodman has kept in steady contact with Briggs since the school made an offer in October.

“It just felt like the best fit for me and it’s close to home and my family,” Briggs said. “It’s going to be great for my long-term goals and short-term goals.”

Last June, Navy became the first university and service academy to implement a Cyber Operations major for undergraduates. Briggs will join the program in the fall, and he wants to work in cyber security upon his graduation.

He received Division 1 and Division II interest, but the Midshipmen gave him his lone offer. They are adding one of the area’s best shooters from three-point range. Briggs’s 36 three-pointers are the eighth-highest in the area.

“With me they’re getting leadership,” Briggs said. “I’m big on being a leader, not usually with my voice, but leading by example. I’m also going to help them get wins.”

Briggs has added 15 pounds to his frame, but still wants to improve his lateral speed and quickness to be better prepared for life in the Patriot League next winter.

“I have to get faster because Division I basketball is a lot faster than high school,” Briggs said. “I also have to develop more of a mid-range game and keep improving.”

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