Kansas Jayhawks

Marcus Garrett

Position Guard
Height 6'5''
Weight 195 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Dallas, Texas
High School Skyline HS

OVERVIEW
A utility guard who plays multiple positions, can run an offense and provides versatility … A defensive stopper who was named the national 2020 Naismith and ESPN.com Defensive Player of the Year and the 2020 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year … Has played in 100 games entering his senior season with 51 starts … One of four current Jayhawks who were members of the 2018 Final Four KU team … An All-America candidate.

CAREER HONORS
Naismith Defensive Player of the Year [2020]
ESPN.com Defensive Player of the Year [2020]
USBWA All-District VI [2020]
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year [2020]
All-Big 12 Second Team (AP) [2020]
All-Big 12 Third Team (B12) [2020]
Big 12 All-Defensive Team [2020]
Big 12 All-Defensive Team [2019]
Co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (11.13.17)

2019-20 (JUNIOR)
Naismith and ESPN.com Defensive Player of the Year and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year who garnered numerous additional postseason honors … Known to guard 1-5 … Ranked first in the Big 12 in assists (4.7) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.7) and fourth in steals (1.8) … Led KU in assists in 20 games and in steals 12 times … Had 13 games with 10-plus points, 15 games with five-plus rebounds and 15 games with two-plus steals … Led KU with 4.5 deflections per game … Tied season high with eight rebounds at Texas Tech (3/7) … Had career-highs in points (24) and 3-pointers (6) vs. Oklahoma (2/15) … Dished out a career-high nine assists at Oklahoma State (1/27) … Posted a career-high three blocked shots vs. Texas Tech (2/1).

2018-19 (SOPHOMORE)
Started 13 of 30 games averaging 27.9 minutes, 7.3 points and 4.2 rebounds … Ranked fifth in the Big 12 in steals at 1.4 thefts per game … Was third on the team with 43 steals … Named to the 2019 Big 12 All-Defensive Team … Averaged 7.3 points in all games and 8.8 in Big 12 contests … Pulled down 4.2 rebounds per contest … Posted six games with 10 or more points, including 11 against West Virginia (3/15) in the Big 12 Championship semifinals … Pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds vs. Iowa State (3/16) in the Big 12 Championship title game … Had 16 points, five rebounds and three steals vs. Iowa State (1/21) … His six steals at West Virginia (1/19) were a career high … Posted a career-high points (20) vs. Texas (1/14).

2017-18 (FRESHMAN)
Played in all 39 games with seven starts, six versus Big 12 opponents … Was the first player off the bench in 17 games … Averaged 4.1 points, 3.4 rebound and had 35 steals … Pulled down five or more rebounds in 12 games … Had 12 games with multiple steals … Scored in double figures five times … Recorded two double-doubles with 10 points and 10 rebounds in his collegiate debut against Tennessee State (11/10) and career-highs in points (13) and rebounds (11) versus Texas Southern (11/21) … Was named co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (11/7) after his double-double against Tennessee State (11/10) … Had a career-high four steals with seven rebounds against South Dakota State (11/17) … Posted his fifth double-figure scoring game of the season with 11 points vs. Texas (2/26) along with three steals in the home season finale.

ITALY 2017
Averaged 5.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in KU’s 4-0 tour of Italy in early August … Also averaged 1.0 steals and 1.0 assists on the tour … Posted KU’s lone double-double of the tour with 10 points and 12 rebounds against the Players Group (Aug. 3) in the second game of the trip.

HIGH SCHOOL
Texas 2017 Gatorade Player of the Year … Averaged 17.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, 9.1 assists, 3.1 steals and 2.9 blocks
per game his senior season at Skyline High School in 2016-17 … Led the Raiders to a 34-2 record and the UIL Class 6A state semifinals … Amassed 32 double-doubles and 12 triple-doubles in 36 games his senior year … First Team all-state
selection his junior and senior seasons … A two-time District Most Valuable Player … As a junior, averaged 17.7
points, 10.1 assists and 7.0 rebounds as Skyline went 32-3 … Skyline advanced to the UIL Class 6A Region II semifinals his junior year … Played for coach Paul Graham at Skyline … Played AAU basketball for Dallas-based Swaghouse.

PERSONAL
Mother is Latania Garrett … Uncle, Matthew Watts, played college basketball at San Diego State … Is the oldest of six children in his family … Communication studies major.