Marcus Garrett Talks Transition from High-School to College

Marcus Garrett High School Photo | Nick Krug

Marcus Garrett, the 6-foot-6 freshman point guard from Kansas spoke with D1VISION contributor Neal Schnoor on Friday about the difference between playing high school basketball in Texas and playing at KU. Garrett attended Skyline (TX) High School.

“The game is way faster than it was in high school,” said Garrett. “I feel like high school had a slower tempo. Now it’s a lot faster. You have to make reads faster, help on defense faster. It’s really just the speed of the game.”

Garrett enters the year with the opportunity to learn from KU senior point guard and Big-12 Preseason Player of the Year Devonte’ Graham. He spoke about how veteran players like Graham help him get adapted to the program.

“They help me read differently,” said Garrett. “I can read better coming off screens. I know when to help and when not to help on defense. I just know how to do multiple things that I didn’t, coming out of high school.”

Garrett also mentioned that the one part of his game that he wants to work on most entering the season is his jump shot. He is one of three freshmen on the team this year, with Chris Teahan and McDonald’s All-American Billy Preston as the other two freshmen on the team.

D1VISION also spoke with KU players Charlie Moore, Sam Cunliffe, Svi Mykhailiuk, Dedric Lawson, and LaGerald Vick on Friday. Kansas also landed a commitment from 2018 Five-Star point guard Devon Dotson on Friday, who joins David McCormack and Silvio De Souza as the third commit in the Jayhawks 2018 class.

According to 247Sports, Garrett was ranked as the No. 54 overall player in the Class of 2017 coming out of high school and the No. 3 player from the state of Texas.

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