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Gorman’s Gio Guzman commits to Florida International, becomes fifth from state championship team to land at a D-I

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Gio Guzman (No. 3) leads the Bishop Gorman High basketball team onto the court for the 4A state championship game in late February at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno.

Bishop Gorman High basketball player Gio Guzman verbally committed to Florida International this week, Gorman coach Grant Rice confirmed.

Guzman, a 5-foot-10 senior point guard, averaged 7.2 assists per game — the best in Southern Nevada — this winter in helping Gorman win the state championship. Guzman’s commitment means all five of Gorman's starters will be on a Division I rosters next year — Rosco Allen (Stanford), Ben Carter (Oregon) and Demetris Morant (UNLV). Shabazz Muhammad, the consensus top recruiting prospect, is still undecided.

On the team of superstars, it was Guzman who was the team captain and respected floor general. He was often in the shadow of the "Big 4" — what others referred to the Gaels' other four Division I players — but didn't complain about not being in the spotlight. Rather, he expressed pride in performing the point guard's key role of getting the ball to Muhammad and others.

Guzman will sign a national letter of intent April 11 during the spring signing period.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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  1. that photo makes him look like he's 5'5...kudos to him. Ray where are those brothers that play for Clark going to go?

  2. Not sure on the Washington cousins, but will make a phone call.

  3. Goodness, that kid looks tiny. And isn't that referee Anthony Lewis?? Not a bad athlete in his day...although you wouldn't be able to tell..looks like he's been eatin' some donuts!!!

  4. Forget about size...how about the fact that the kid got a great opportunity to get an education and play D-1 basketball...what a great job Gorman is doing for sports and kids...the whole town is starting to benefit too...Great job young man...im sure your parents are very proud!