Garrett Named to Big East Weekly Honor Roll

CHICAGO – DePaul sophomore Billy Garrett Jr. was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Jan. 19 after averaging 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in games against Georgetown and St. John’s. Garrett went 20-for-21 from the free throw line in the two games including a 13-for-13 effort on Sunday against the Red Storm.

Billy Garrett scored 16 points and matched his career high with six rebounds against Georgetown last Tuesday. He also added five assists and went 7-of-8 from the free throw line in the 78-72 loss to the Hoyas.

On Sunday against St. John’s, he scored a season-high 20 points that included the 13 straight free throws. Garrett added two rebounds, two assists and two steals in leading the Blue Demons to the 71-67 overtime win over the Red Storm.

Garrett’s 13-for-13 effort marked just the fifth occurrence in program history that a player didn’t miss a free throw in game with a minimum of 13 attempts. The mark also matched his perfect free throw effort at Allstate Arena. Garrett is the only DePaul to not miss a free throw in game at Allstate Arena with a minimum of 10 attempts. He went 11-for-11 earlier this season against Milwaukee on Dec. 7.

Garrett was joined on the honor roll by Matt Carlino from Marquette, Providence’s Kris Dunn, Phil Greene IV from St. John’s and Butler’s Roosevelt Jones. Georgetown’s D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week and Khadeen Carrington from Seton Hall was the Rookie of the Week.

Three DePaul players have earned weekly honors this season with Garrett also claiming recognition on Jan. 5. Myke Henry was selected on Dec. 1 and Tommy Hamilton IV picked up the honor on Dec. 8.

DePaul travels to Seton Hall, Xavier and Providence for three games in six days. The road swing opens Thursday night at Seton Hall before a Saturday afternoon game at Xavier. The trip concludes next Tuesday at Providence before the Blue Demons return to Allstate Arena for a Jan. 31 game against Villanova. Start time is 1 p.m. against Villanova in Rosemont. For ticket information, contact the DePaul ticket office at (773) 325-SLAM.


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