Lynn English Superstar Guard Warren Keel Jr. Transfers to Bradford Christian Academy

Warren Keel Jr., one of the premier high school point guards in Massachusetts, has transferred from Lynn English to Bradford Christian Academy, a private school located in Lawrence.

A dynamic 5-foot-9-inch, Keel was the most valuable player in the Greater Boston League this past season and earned All-Scholastic honors. He led the state in scoring, averaging 25 points per game.

Warren Keel, Jr. shown in action for the Mass. Rivals AAU Team.

Keel, 16, also had a superb AAU campaign this spring for the Mass Rivals, leading that team to the Elite 8 at the 2023 Adidas Basketball Championships in South Carolina. Keel will join his AAU coach, Vin Pastore, at Bradford Christian.

Keel, who will reclassify at BCA as a member of the Class of 2026, has been in correspondence with Division 1 colleges, Rutgers (who has made an offer) Alabama, Colorado, and
Texas A&M.

Keel will play alongside Division 1 college basketball commits Kur Teng (Michigan State) and George Turkson
(Texas A&M) at Bradford Christian, whose nickname is the Sentinels.

Keel, son of Warren Eugene Keel Sr., said he had “a tremendous experience” in his one year at English under head coach Alvin Abreu. (Keel Jr. played his freshman season of basketball for Lynn’s Antonio Anderson at Springfield Commonwealth Academy).

“Coach Abreu is an outstanding person,” said Keel. “He was really tough on me in a good way because he knew I had to step up this year. He was a really fun coach to play for. He let us play and show what our team’s talent was. I love that guy.”

Abreu praised Keel’s contributions to the Bulldogs’ program and wished him continued success at his new school.

“Warren is a great kid, and we’ll miss his presence in our program,” said Abreu. “I feel he was the best point guard in the state last season. I always wish the best for my players, and I’ll support him in all his future endeavors.”

Abreu, who was a Division 1 college basketball star at UNH and played professionally overseas, was asked to compare Keel’s basketball game to his own.

“He’ll go further, he’ll go higher,” said Abreu humbly. “He’s a very strong and gifted player. He’s way ahead of where I was at his age.”

Lynn English High School Athletic Director Dick Newton, a former college baseball pitcher at St. Leo University who was invited to several Major League tryouts, also extended his good wishes to Keel in the future.

“Warren is a great kid and I wish him the best in his career,” said Newton. “He was very easy work to work with in our program because he has a terrific attitude and doesn’t let his success affect the all-around quality person he is.”

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