22 - Amir Garrett
Amir Garrett
Height: 6-6
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA.
Position: Guard
EXP: 2V
Previous School: St. John's

Cal State Northridge
A talented left-handed shooting guard who has transferred from St. John’s University in New York … A pitcher who plays baseball in the Cincinnati Reds organization … His fastball has been clocked at 96-miles per hour … Also mixes up his pitches with a breaking ball and a changeup.

2012-13 Season (Sophomore, St. John’s)
Helped St. John’s to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) … Played in all 33 games, eleven as a starter… Averaged 5.4 points and 4.3 rebounds with a .452 shooting percentage in more than 20 minutes per game … Energized the Red Storm off the bench with eleven points and a career-high three blocks against then #20 Notre Dame (1/15/13) … Matched a season-high with 15 points at Villanova (1/2/13) along with nine rebounds … Tied for the team lead in rebounds with nine rebounds at USF (12/4/12) … Recorded his second double-double of his career and the season against South Carolina (11/29/12) with 15 points and eleven rebounds … Registered his first career double-double against Detroit (11/13/12) with 15 points and eleven rebounds.

2011-12 Season (Freshman, St. John’s)
Appeared in 22 games, closing out the season with 14 straight starts … Averaged 7.4 points per game … Scored in double figures in six games … Pulled down four rebounds per contest … Registered eleven games with five or more rebounds … Netted 14 points, tied a career-high with nine rebounds, dished out a career-high five assists and had a career-best four steals in a career-high 39 minutes of play at Rutgers (3/3/12) … Posted a career-high 18 points, including a career-best 9-of-11 effort from the free throw line, and had nine rebounds in 37 minutes against DePaul (2/20/12) … Scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting along with five rebounds at DePaul (2/1/12).

High School
Rated as high as the nation’s 68th overall player and the #15 small forward in the Class of 2011 by several recruiting services … Transferred to Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nv) for his senior season … Averaged 12.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game on a team that went 28-4, earned a Top-25 national ranking and yielded four NCAA Division I prospects … MVP of the Jack Jones Shootout in Memphis, Tn. … Selected the MVP and slam dunk champion of the 2011 Ball is Life All-American game … As a junior at Leuzinger High School (Lawndale, Ca), led his team to the CIF SS Division 1-A championship game in 2009-10 … Averaged 16.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game … Named CIF SS Division 1-A Co-Player of the Year … Made the Cal-Hi Sports all-state team … Also named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram 2010-11 “Best of the West” first team.

Professional Baseball:
A Top-20 prospect in the Cincinnati Reds organization … A left-handed pitcher who has thrown a baseball 96-miles per hour … Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 22nd round on June 7, 2011 … Signed hours before the MLB deadline on August 15, 2011, and rewarded with a one-million dollar bonus … Signed a contract that allowed him to play collegiate basketball … Began his professional baseball career with the Reds’ minor league system during the summer of 2012 … Made his debut in the Arizona rookie League as a member of the AZL Reds in Goodyear, Az. … Made seven appearances and five starts with 13 strikeouts, 12 walks and holding opposing batters to a .255 average … Promoted to the Billings Mustangs of the Pioneer League in August, 2012 … Made two starts, striking out five batters in six innings, and walking only one … Held opposing batters to a .211 average pitching for Billings … In 2013, pitched in 23.2 innings with 22 strikeouts and 2.66 earned run average with Billings … Later in 2013, was promoted to the Dayton Dragons of the Midwest … Pitched in 34 innings. 

Matador Memo:
Born May 3, 1992 in Victorville, Calif. … Parents are Tia George and Darrow Garrett … Has seven brothers and three sisters … His brothers are Marcus, Aubrey, Michael, James, Kreon, Keshawn, and David … His three sisters are Asiane, Destinee, and MacKenzie ... His favorite actor is Denzel Washington while his favorite movie is Friday ... Loves to eat tacos ... Chose CSUN because he wanted to play for coach Theus, and loves the state of California ... The best athlete he has played against is Bradley Beal ... The best thing about being a student-athlete is traveling, according to Amir ... The toughest part about being a student-athlete is to make up the school work ... Picked uniform #22 because that has been his number since he started playing basketball ... His favorite pre-game ritual is to take a shower, then listen to music ... He would like to improve the sport of basketball by starting the season earlier ... If Amir were President of the NCAA, he would pay student-athletes. 

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