Interest grows for PG

As a senior at Niagara Falls High School in Western New York, Robert Garrison received a healthy amount of attention from Division I programs, and garnered his share of scholarship offers.

Not that the 6-foot-2, 170 pound combo guard felt himself to be above the level of his suitors, but he was curious to see how his recruiting picture would shake out with an extra year to fine-tune his game.

"I'm not going to say I was big-timing the schools that were recruiting me, but I decided to go to prep school because I wanted to play at a higher level," said Robert Garrison. "I felt like I could, so I said 'why not get the most out of it?' I'm going to go for another year to get more exposure and to get another year of playing under my belt."

Garrison's post-graduate destination, Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, is an academic powerhouse whose hoops profile is on the rise. But before he steps foot on campus this fall he'll already have a healthy following of college programs monitoring him.

"I've gotten interest from UConn, Georgia Tech, Rhode Island, Richmond," said Garrison. "Providence, they're showing a whole lot of interest. Pretty much a lot of the Atlantic 10 schools have offered me. Duquesne has offered. Richmond has offered me for this season, and Rhode Island is on the verge. Dayton, they want me for the fall."

"I'm even considering some Ivy League schools, from a pure academic standpoint," said Garrison. "Columbia, Yale, and Harvard (are among them)."

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