Center Alex Jarman scored 21 points in last night’s game against University of New England, where ENC gained its eighth win at 78-67. Photo credit: ENC Athletics website.

Alex Jarman, center for the ENC men’s basketball team, is a senior athlete who provides undeniable strength and support to his team and his school.

Jarman is a native of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and is pursuing a major in Business Management .  Jarman has been involved with basketball since he was six years old, starting his basketball career playing for Rhode Island Bubba Ball, an AAU affiliated team.  Now he is a senior in college, a starter, and a pivotal part of the ENC Men’s Basketball team.

As one of two seniors on the team, Jarman strives to ensure the team’s success this season and for seasons to come.

“I hope we can win the conference this year. This has to be our main goal this season,” Jarman said.

Throughout Jarman’s time at ENC, he has played 57 games, averaged 242 rebounds, 51 assists, 36 blocks, and over 1000 playing minutes.

ENC has gone undefeated this season, with wins over New England College, Wheelock, Green Mountain, St. Josephs, Regis, and Colby, all in which Jarman was a starter.

“Basketball has definitely helped me grow as a person,” Jarman said. Jarman is a leader on and off the court and strives to help his teammates anyway he can.

Jarman recalls that one of his best memories was beating Gordon last season, 75-66.

Jarman said basketball has always been a part of his life, and he has seen a lot of improvements since he first stepped onto ENC’s court.

Teammate, junior Jaylen Owens (Johns Creek, Ga.), commented that Jarman, “gives us great effort on both ends of the court.”

“He is a great defender,” Owens continued, “who gives us rim protection and rebounding, and is always in the right place. He’s an outstanding passer, which makes us tougher to guard offensively.

Owen also commented on Jarman’s growth as a basketball player.

“As Alex’s teammate, I have been so proud of his progression over these last few years.  He has become so reliable and has gone from a person who you saw flashes of good plays, to a person who brings it every night,” Owens shared.

When Jarman is not playing basketball, he is watching it but basketball is not the only face to this player. Jarman also really enjoys cooking in his spare time and plans on getting a management job once he graduates from ENC.