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Garrett was born on November 9, 1998. Garett is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Sioux Falls SkyForce of the NBA G League a two-way contract was signed. Garrett played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks.


Marcus Garrett Early life and high school career

Garrett started playing basketball at the age of four. Garrett grew up playing basketball, soccer, and baseball but focused primarily on soccer. Though, he quit football after breaking his right leg in sixth grade. As a result, Garrett turned his attention to basketball and began coached by former San Diego State basketball player Matt Watts, his uncle. In 8th grade, he joined Watts’ Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team, the Swag House, where he competed with high school juniors and seniors.

Marcus Garrett played for Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas, and was 6-foot-2 as a freshman. He averaged 17.3 points, 9.1 assists, 10.4 rebounds, 3.1 steals, and 2.9 blocks in his senior season, leading the team to the Class 6A state semifinals and receiving Texas Gatorade Player of the Year honors. Garrett is a recognized four-star recruit and one of the top-ranked rookies in Texas in 2017. He’s committed to playing college basketball for Kansas, with wins over Texas and Baylor, among others.

College career

In his freshman season at Kansas, Marcus Garrett averaged 4.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 19.2 minutes per game. He became a defensive specialist for the Jayhawks but was considered a “weak link” on their offense because he wasn’t a good 3-point shooter. He shared Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors with Mohamed Bamba after scoring 10 rebounds and 10 points in a 92-56 win over Tennessee State on November 13, 2017. Garrett’s decision-making improved during his sophomore season, which helped him earn more minutes. In February 2019, he missed six games with a high ankle sprain. At the end of the season, Garrett averaged 7.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.4 steals on the Big 12 All-Defensive Team. On February 15, 2020, Garrett had a career-high 24 points with 6 3-pointers, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals in an 87-70 win over Oklahoma City. He averaged 9.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.8 steals as a junior, starting all 31 games. He was also named the Big twelve Defensive Player of the Year, while also earning Defensive Player of the Year and Big 12 Third Team honors. Garrett was named the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award winner. As a senior, he averaged 11 points, 3.7 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game on April 1, 2020. Garrett was named to the Big 12 Second Team and the Big 12 Defensive Team. On April 21, 2021, he declared for the 2021 NBA draft, forgoing an additional year of college eligibility.

Professional career

Miami Heat (2021–present)

After being unselected in the NBA Draft 2021, Garrett joined the Miami Heat for the 2021 NBA Summer League. On September 2, 2021, he signed a two-way contract with the Heat. Under the terms of the deal, Garrett will split his time between the Heat and their NBA G League affiliate Sioux Falls SkyForce. On January 16, 2022, Garrett was waived by the Heat.

On July 16, 2022, Garrett signed a two-way contract with the Heat.