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July 7, 2015

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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 ray.brewer@lasvegassun.com. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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