English senior Jarnel Guzman, who was named Northeastern Conference MVP this season, has committed to play college basketball at Franklin Pierce University next season. (Item Photo: Olivia Falcigno)

English’s Jarnel Guzman commits to Franklin Pierce University

LYNN -- In what's sure to be a spring full of commitments from the English boys basketball team, Jarnel Guzman became the first of the seniors to announce where he will play college basketball next season. After fielding offers from a number of schools, Guzman announced on Tuesday that he has committed to play at Division II Franklin Pierce University.

"I had a chance to look at a lot of different schools, but at the end of the day Franklin Pierce is where I really felt like I'd fit in and get a great opportunity to play," said Guzman. "Coach (David) Chadbourne was real with me and didn't make all sorts of big promises. He just told me that if I worked hard then I'd get an opportunity, and I really liked that. I also enjoyed the campus and the classes, it's not too big of a school and it feels really comfortable."

English coach Antonio Anderson was proud of Guzman for making the decision and praised his contributions to the Bulldogs program.

"Jarnel is one of the hardest working guy…

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