5Billy Garrett Jr.
DePaul head coach fills two spots on coaching staff
Returns after leading Blue Demons to NCAA tournament and pair of NIT appearances from 2002-05
DePaul falls, 78-63, to Creighton in first round
Blue Demons enter tournament as No. 7 seed and faces 10th-seeded Bluejays
Sophomore selected by league coaches as one of top 15 players in BIG EAST this season
vs. St. John's
Men's basketball vs. Villanova
at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic
Career Notes: 2014 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year... third player in program history to earn league Freshman/Rookie of the Year honor... joins Quentin Richardson (1999 Conference USA Freshman of the Year) and Cleveland Melvin (2011 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year)... named to the 2014 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team... signed with DePaul on Nov. 21, 2012.
2013-14 (Freshman): BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and member of league's All-Rookie Team... five-time BIG EAST Rookie of the Week... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team... played in 31 games with 25 starts... led all BIG EAST freshmen in scoring, assists and free throw percentage... led team with 37 three-pointers and second with 93 assists... 21 games in double-figures... three games with at least 20 points... 14 games with six or more free throws... ranked among BIG EAST leaders in all games for free throw percentage (7th - .825), assist-to-turnover ratio (11th - 1.4), assists (13th - 3.0 apg) and scoring (18th - 12.4 ppg)... in league games only, ranked among leaders in free throw percentage (13th - .813), three-point field goal percentage (t13th - .397), assists (14th - 2.7 apg) and scoring (15th - 13.8 ppg)... 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals against Georgetown in first round of BIG EAST Tournament... 12 points, four steals, three assists at St. John's... 15 points against Seton Hall with three assists... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after Xavier and Marquette games... 26 points (5-8 3pt. FG), two assists against Marquette... sent game to overtime with just under three seconds left in regulation on a 25-foot three-pointer... 17 points, five assists at Xavier... 10 points at Providence with three rebounds... nine points, five assists at Creighton... 12 points against Georgetown... 18 points against Xavier with three assists... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after St. John's and Villanova games... 11 points, three rebounds, three assists at Villanova... 21 points against St. John's with five assists... carded first career 20-point game with 22 points at Butler along with five boards, five assists... 10 points, three rebounds at Marquette... 17 points at Georgetown with three assists... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after Northwestern game... scored the game-winning basket at the buzzer in the 57-56 win over the Wildcats... totaled nine points with four assists, two rebounds, two blocked shots... 18 points at Illinois State with four assists... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Dec. 16 following games against Florida Atlantic and Chicago State... 17 points (including eight of DePaul's first 10 in overtime) against Chicago State with five rebounds, four steals... 14 points, four rebounds, three assists against Florida Atlantic... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Dec. 2 following games against Wichita State, Texas and Oregon State... recorded first career double-double with 15 points and 10 assists against Oregon State... first freshman since Sammy Mejia to record a point-assist double-double... Mejia accomplished the feat with 11 points and 11 assists against Southern Miss on Feb. 28, 2004... 11 points against Texas in first collegiate start... nine points, three assists at Milwaukee... 12 points against Wright State with two steals... tallied eight assists (one turnover) with five points and three boards against Southern Miss... opened collegiate career with four assists, three rebounds and two points against Grambling State.
Personal: Son of DePaul assistant coach Billy Garrett and Annissa Lambrith-Garrett... grandson of Bill Garrett, the first African-American basketball player in the Big 10... he was an All-American at Indiana before being drafted by the Boston Celtics... he also played with the Harlem Globetrotters before becoming a high school coach in Indiana... majoring in Finance.