In an era when highly touted basketball prospects are followed from the time they are in middle school and on, Marcus Garrett may be a bit of an anomaly. Playing for Skyline (TX), he burst on the scene as a junior, gained steam over the summer as a high-riser, and popped as the first Kansas Jayhawks recruit for the 2017 recruiting cycle on Monday.
Garrett went from being little known to now being a top-50 recruit in the class. He has tremendous size at 6′-5″ and really showed his versatility as a junior, averaging 18 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds for a strong high school team.
According to DallasNews.com, Garrett picked Kansas over scholarship offers from many other programs, including Big 12 foes Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas, along with Connecticut, Oregon and others.
Kansas Scholarship Grid
|Point Guards||Frank Mason (Sr)||Devonte Graham (Sr)||Marcus Garrett (So)||Marcus Garrett (Jr)|
|Devonte Graham (Jr)||Marcus Garrett (Fr)|
|Wings||Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Jr)||Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Sr)||Lagerald Vick (Sr)||Malik Newman (Sr)|
|Lagerald Vick (So)||Lagerald Vick (Jr)||Malik Newman (Jr)||Josh Jackson (Sr)|
|Malik Newman (Tr)||Malik Newman (So)||Josh Jackson (Jr)|
|Josh Jackson (Fr)||Josh Jackson (So)|
|Posts||Landen Lucas (Sr)||Dwight Coleby (Sr)||Carlton Bragg (Sr)||Mitch Lightfoot (Sr)|
|Dwight Coleby (Jr)||Carlton Bragg (Jr)||Evan Maxwell (Sr)||Udoka Azbuike (Sr)|
|Evan Maxwell (Tr)||Evan Maxwell (Jr)||Mitch Lightfoot (Jr)|
|Carlton Bragg (So)||Mitch Lightfoot (So)||Udoka Azbuike (Jr)|
|Mitch Lightfoot (Fr)||Udoka Azbuike (So)|
|Udoka Azbuike (Fr)|