Hawkeyes Trying to Catch Up with JC Guard

Iowa is getting in late on rising JC shooting guard Brad Garrett, but the Hawkeyes are hoping to make some noise in his recruitment. HN.com caught up with Garrett's Southern Idaho Coach Barret Peery on Friday to find out where the Hawkeyes stand. Read all about it in this HN.com Recruiting Update.

The train for Brad Garrett might have already left the station, but Iowa Coach Todd Lickliter still is trying to get on board.

Garrett, a 6-5 shooting guard from the College of Southern Idaho, has seen his stock rise swiftly since his junior college freshman season ended last month. The Utah native also took a redshirt season, so he's ready to move onto a Division I program.

"I really respect coach (Lickliter), so we want to listen," Southern Idaho Coach Barret Peery said. "I think he's going to come in here next week and meet with us."

Garrett is officially visiting Oklahoma State this weekend. Cowboy coaching legend Eddie Sutton, whose son Sean is the OSU coach, once roamed the sidelines at Southern Idaho.

Garrett also will visit Kansas next weekend, while Illinois, Southern Cal and Oregon also are in the picture, Peery said.

"It is kind of late in the game because of when the (Iowa) staff was hired, but they wanted to get involved," Peery said. "Like I said, I respect them and want to listen. They're not really in the picture, but they're just getting in."

Southern Idaho finished fourth at the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament and posted a 30-7 record. Garrett averaged a team-best 15.8 points and ranked third in rebounds (5.3) in 22.7 minutes per game. He connected on 41.3 percent (100-of-242) from behind the arc.

Garrett took a Mormon mission after high school and will turn 22 next month.


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