The Official Website of DePaul University Athletics
 

5
Billy Garrett Jr.
Billy Garrett Jr.

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Morgan Park

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 205

Position:
G

12/19/2014

DePaul Stumbles at Oregon State

Blue Demons start four-game road trip with loss in Corvallis

12/17/2014

Men's Basketball Heads West for Thursday Game at Oregon State

Blue Demons and Beavers meet for just the third time

12/14/2014

DePaul Falls to Illinois State Despite Career Day From Crockett

Blue Demons outscored the Redbirds, 11-6, on fastbreak points

12/13/2014

Blue Demons Face Illinois State in Rosemont

Blue Demons and Redbirds meet for 26th time at 3 p.m. Sunday

12/11/2014

DePaul Drops Road Game at George Washington

Blue Demons look to bounce back Sunday afternoon against Illinois State at Allstate Arena

11/18/2014

DePaul Men's Basketball

vs. Drake

02/12/2014

Men's Basketball vs. Villanova

Men's basketball vs. Villanova

11/26/2013

DePaul Men's Basketball vs. Texas at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic

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.

High School: Led Morgan Park High School to a 33-3 record and an Illinois High School Class 3A State Championship in 2013... the Mustangs finished the season ranked No. 22 in the USA Today Super 25 national high school rankings... finished tied for ninth in the Illinois Mr. Basketball voting... his No. 5 jersey was retired at Morgan Park after finishing career as all-time leader in scoring and assists... only Garrett and Louisville's Wayne Blackshear have their jerseys retired at Morgan Park... totaled 14 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals in championship game... four-year starter at Morgan Park... averaged 17 points, eight assists and five rebounds per game as a senior (2012-13) and 25.2 points, five assists and three rebounds per game as a junior (2011-12)... led Morgan Park to the Proviso West Holiday Tournament title... first team Class 3A All-State honoree by the Associated Press as a senior... earned All-City, All-Area and All-State honors in both his junior and senior years... named to the ESPN 100 as No. 94 overall and 23rd among all points guards... ranked as the 22nd-best point guard (No. 99 overall) by Rivals.com... also a top 100 recruit by Scout.com and No. 18 among the nation's top point guards... played on the AAU circuit for the Mac Irvin Fire playing in the nation's top summer events... also made summer stops at the Pangos All-American camp, NBPA Top 100 camp and the Deron Williams Skills Academy... coached by Nick Irvin, Curtis Blair, Walter Woghiern and Terry Johnson.

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.

Garrett by the Numbers
Career Statistics Get Acrobat Reader
2013-14 Game-by-Game Statistics
Get Acrobat Reader

Career Highs
Points: 26, vs. Marquette (Feb. 22, 2014)
Rebounds: 6, vs. Butler (March 6, 2014)
Assists: 10, vs. Oregon State (Dec. 1, 2013)
Steals: 4 (2x), last vs. St. John's (March 2, 2014)
Blocked Shots: 2, at Northwestern (Dec. 27, 2013)
Field Goals: 8, vs. Marquette (Feb. 22, 2014)
Field Goal Attempts: 17, vs. Marquette (Feb. 22, 2014)
3pt. Field Goals: 5, vs. Marquette (Feb. 22, 2014)
3pt. Field Goal Attempts: 8, vs. Marquette (Feb. 22, 2014)
Free Throws: 9, vs. Seton Hall (Feb. 25, 2014)
Free Throw Attempts: 14, vs. Xavier (Jan. 20, 2014)
Minutes: 39, at Butler (Jan. 9, 2014)
Games in Double-Figures: 21
Double-Doubles: 1
20-Point Games: 3
10-Assist Games: 1