Garrity at the Air Canada Centre in April 2008
|Born||August 23, 1976|
Las Vegas, Nevada
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||238 lb (108 kg)|
|High school||Lewis-Palmer (Monument, Colorado)|
|College||Notre Dame (1994–1998)|
|NBA draft||1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||4,017 (7.3 ppg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Patrick Joseph Garrity (born August 23, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player who played for ten years in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was a member of the National Basketball Players Association Executive Committee from 2000 to 2008 where he served as Secretary and Treasurer.
High school years
At Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument, Colorado, Garrity was a three time All-State selection and part of the 1994 Class 4A State of Colorado High School Basketball Championship team. He was a three time All-State selection and the Class 4A player of the year for the 1993–94 season as well as valedictorian of his high school class. His jersey, number 53, is retired at Lewis-Palmer High School.
At the University of Notre Dame, Garrity spent four years with the Fighting Irish, averaging double-digits in scoring in all four seasons, including a 23.2 point-per-game average in his senior season of 1997–98. He was the Big East Men's Basketball Player of the Year in 1997. In 1998, he was a Consensus Second Team All-America selection. He was a two-time Academic All-America selection as well as Academic All-American of the Year for Men's Division I basketball in 1998.
Garrity was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 19th pick of the 1998 NBA draft. The Bucks traded his rights, and the rights to Dirk Nowitzki, to the Dallas Mavericks for the rights to Robert Traylor. Then Garrity's rights, along with Martin Müürsepp, Bubba Wells and a first-round draft pick, were traded to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Steve Nash.
His rookie year was spent in Phoenix, and he averaged 5.6 points per game in 39 appearances (in an NBA lockout-shortened 50-game regular season). Following his inaugural campaign, Garrity was traded, along with Danny Manning and two future draft picks, to the Orlando Magic for Penny Hardaway.
He played in all 82 games with his new team in 1999–2000, averaging 8.2 points per game and shooting 40.1 percent from three-point territory. He had a similar performance in 2000–01, and then in 2001–02 his scoring average hit a career-high of 11.1 points per game as he started 43 of the 80 games he played. During that season he ranked 7th in the NBA in both 3 point field goal percentage and 3 point field goals made.
His average dipped to 10.7 points per game in 2002–03. Garrity's 2003–04 campaign ended after he played in only two games due to cartilage damage in his right knee, which forced him to undergo microfracture surgery.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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- "Tar Heels' Jamison Stands Alone on All-America Team". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. 1998-03-11. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
- Wise, Mike (June 25, 1998). "Pro Basketball; 7 Feet 1 Inch of Potential at No. 1". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
- MacMullan, Jackie (1998-07-06). "The Nba". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
- "Pat Garrity". Basketball-Reference. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
- "Knee limited Garrity to two games". ESPN. Associated Press. 2004-02-13. Retrieved 2010-03-07.
- Pat Garrity Retires
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