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Some of my colleagues have argued that Garrity wasn't even the best guard on his own team, but I disagree.
Last year, as a true freshman, he was seventh in the nation with 6.9 assists per game. He only put up 8.1 points per game, which is where everyone criticizes him.
However, that scoring average jumped to 10.6 points per game over the last 12 games of the season, including three of Garrity's four double-doubles and eight games scoring in double figures.
Early in the year he passed up opportunities to score, which led to turnovers because teams knew he would pass first. Late in the year he began to make opponents pay for that assumption.
Sacramento State head coach Brian Katz said Garrity is the best shooter on his team, which is high praise given how well Eberhard and other Sacramento State guards can shoot the ball.