CoachSpeak: Scouting JuCo Vincent Garrett

Lee College (Baytown, Texas) wing Vincent Garrett verbally committed to Rutgers and is set to join the program for the upcoming season. Lee assistant coach Marcus King has been with Garrett during every step of recruiting and spoke with about what the newest Scarlet Knight brings to the table.

When Vincent Garrett went relatively unrecruited as a high school student in Chicago, he took it upon himself to change that by heading to Lee College (Baytown, Texas). Two years later, the 6-foot-5 wing verbally committed to Rutgers after significantly improving his skill-set in two years at Lee.

Leading the team in scoring at 16 points per game, Garrett is expected to bring an instant offensive boost to Rutgers when he enrolls next semester.

"He's a natural wing," said Lee assistant Marcus King. "He can score at all three levels. His mid-range game is his best asset and he uses his athleticism to get to the rim. He has a high motor. He's a kid that has worked hard to get to where he is, so he doesn't take anything for granted."

According to King, Garrett came to Lee as an athlete and will leave as a complete basketball player.

"He's a high-character kid as a person and a very confident basketball player," King said. He's freakishly athletic. He's a wing that will give Rutgers a big boost. He wasn't a highly recruited prospect out of high school, but worked very, very hard on his game to develop a skill-set to match his athleticism.

"He was very athletic out of high school, but didn't have a skill-set to match the things that he could do. "

Garrett narrowed down to Rutgers and Oregon State during April and took visits to both programs. After visiting Oregon State last weekend, he was ready to commit to Rutgers.

"He felt comfortable there," King said. "There was a great dynamic between the coaching staff and himself. He likes the environment. When he came to us to, he helped us try to take the next step as being a nationally known program. I know he wants to do the same thing at Rutgers. He wants to help get to the top tier of Big East basketball."

Lee College now has two players in the PAC-12 and one headed to the Big East after going 19-12 last season.

"It's a good thing for our program, but mostly I'm happy for him," King said. "I would say this was a kid that didn't get a good look out of high school and he worked to earn this opportunity. I'm very proud of him. We're very close and we still will be. I'm going to talk to him every day and let him know how proud we are of his accomplishments. He's going to keep working hard for everything."

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