Thanks to two successful seasons at Lee College in Texas, Garrett will be a small forward in the Big East next winter.
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Marshall Metropolitan High School, W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60624, USA
Rutgers-New Brunswick, Rutgers University - College Ave Campus, 83 Somerset St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085, USA
York High School Transition Center, 162 S York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126, USA
Northern Illinois University, 1425 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
DePaul University, 2320 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Northwestern University, 600 Emerson St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
"I've got to give thanks to (Lee coaches) Roy Champagne and Marcus King," Garrett said. "Without them I'd still be a 5 (center). Those guys were up with me at 5 a.m. every day getting shots up and working on my ballhandling.
"Books before basketball is something I learned from them as well. Being able to leave is a good feeling. I'm happy that the next time someone says, 'Vince, where are you going next year?' I don't have to say, 'I don't know.'"
Rutgers went 14-18 overall and 6-12 in Big East play this season. Garrett should see significant playing time on what will be a young roster.
"Coach (Mike Rice) told me he needed me to be a scorer for him," Garrett said. "He said they're missing 15 points a game. I feel I can take that role."
NIU update: Despite signing four out-of-state players in the fall and another this spring, Northern Illinois remains active in the Chicago area.
After signing Waukegan wing Akeem Springs, a four-year starter who averaged 16.7 points and 8.4 rebounds this winter, Mark Montgomery's staff was out in full force at the Spring Showdown in Merrillville, Ind., over the weekend.
Montgomery extended an offer to York guard David Cohn. An outstanding shooter and a better athlete than some believe, Cohn has about a dozen mid-major offers.
DePaul, Northwestern make offers: DePaul extended offers to a pair of 6-6 sophomores from the well-organized Illinois Wolves over the weekend.
Wolves founder Mike Mullins said Huntley's Amanze Egekeze and Sandburg's Malek Harris have received offers from Oliver Purnell.
Another member of the Wolves, Pekin 6-foot-6 junior Nathan Taphorn, received an offer from Northwestern. An outstanding shooter, Taphorn also holds offers from Creighton and Illinois State, among others.