According to a report from Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports on Monday, heralded point guard Marcus Garrett is expected to commit to the Kansas Jayhawks. The 6-foot-5 Dallas native will become part of Kansas’ class of 2017 while providing the school with a quality four-star recruit in the process.
With the Jayhawks prevailing in the Garrett sweepstakes, he also received offers from the likes of the Baylor Bears, Connecticut Huskies, Iowa State Cyclones, Oklahoma Sooners, Oregon Ducks and many more.
The soon-to-be 18-year-old is ranked as the No. 44 overall player in the country for the class of 2017, according to Rivals.com. While Kansas routinely lands high-profiled recruits, the school will now add Garrett to fellow guards Trevon Duval, Hamidou Diallo and Troy Brown in 2017.
As a sophomore at Skyline High School, Garrett notably averaged 13.2 points, 5.4 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game over the course of 29 appearances. A versatile player, he also managed averages of 1.1 steals and 0.7 blocks per contest during that same 2014-2015 season.
“I get to the basket and I can create open shots for my teammates,” said Garrett. “I’m working on my pull-up off the dribble.”
He also made a point to note that Kansas head coach Bill Self played a role in his eventual decision on Monday.
“Bill Self is one of the best coaches in college.”
Last season, the Jayhawks finished the year with a stellar 33-5 overall record accompanied by a 15-3 mark in Big 12 play. It is also worth noting that Kansas managed a perfect 17-0 record at home as well in 2015-2016.