MENâ€™S BASKETBALL SIGNS HIGHLY DECORATED POINT GUARD DYLAN GARRITY
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State men’s basketball program announced its third signee of the 2011-12 recruiting class with the inking of highly decorated point guard Dylan Garrity. The two-time all-state performer will enroll as a freshman at Sacramento State in the fall of 2011.
Garrity, who is a 6-foot-2, 170 pound point guard from Huntington Beach’s Edison High School, was a two-time all-state, two-time Sunset League MVP, three-time first team all-league, three-time all-county and two-year team captain for the Chargers. He became the first player to have his jersey retired in the 42-year history of the Edison High School boys basketball program, and finished as the school’s all-time leader in games (114), points (1,729) and assists (438).
A four-year varsity player, he averaged at least 17 points a game each of his final three seasons. The Huntington Beach, Calif., native finished with career averages of 15.2 points, 3.9 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 48.8 percent (556-1139) from the field, 44.0 percent (211-480) from the three-point line and 84.1 percent (406-483) from the free throw line.
Edison’s overall record improved all four years of Garrity’s tenure, culminating in a 26-3 overall record, an 8-2 leage mark, a Sunset League championship and a CIF Div. II Southen Section quarterfinal appearance in 2010-11. During that senior season, Garrity led the league in scoring at 20.6 points per game while also averaging 3.7 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. He shot 53.0 percent (202-381) from the field, 45.5 percent (76-167) from the three-point line and 82.9 percent (116-140) from the free throw line. He was named all-CIF Southern Section Division II after averaging 23 points during the section playoffs, including a 25-point effort in a season-ending loss to Compton in the quarterfinals. Garrity scored in double figures in all but one game during the season, including 17 games with at least 20 points.
He shot at least 47.0 percent from the field and 42.5 percent from the three-point line during each of his final three seasons while averaging 17.4 points per game as a junior and 17.8 points as a sophomore. If the high school accolades weren’t enough, Garrity won a CIF Southern Section skills challenge, beating out other participants who were nominated as MVP of their respective leagues.
“Dylan has a great pedigree. He set the school record for points and assists and they retired his jersey,” Sacramento State head coach Brian Katz said. “He’s very cerebral, understands the position, and has the ability to make those around him better.”
Garrity joins Diablo Valley College combo guard Jordan Estrada and Irvine Valley College guard/forward Joe Eberhard as the three players to sign with Sacramento State for the 2011-12 season.
Sacramento State's Signees
||Newport Beach, Calif./Irvine Valley JC
||Concord, Calif./Diablo Valley JC
||Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison HS