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    Pat Garrity

    Pat Garrity
    Senior/Forward/6-9/Monument, Colo.

    Arguably the finest student-athlete playing Division I college basketball today, based on his '97-'98 preseason first-team All-America honors and his '97 GTE first-team Academic All-America recognition . . . the reigning BIG EAST Player of the Year, also selected as the BIG EAST preseason player of the year for '98 (a unanimous pick) -- and a leading candidate for '98 national college player of the year . . . the leading scorer on the current Notre Dame team (has led or tied the Irish in scoring in 15 of 17 games), the leading BIG EAST Conference scorer in overall games at 23.3 points per contest and conference games at 24.4 through games of Jan. 30 -- and is tied for eighth nationally in scoring . . . shared BIG EAST player of the week honors after scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds at West Virginia on Jan. 15 and a career-high 37 points vs. Seton Hall two days later . . . has five double-doubles this season and 17 in his career . . . scored 32 points in win over Rutgers on Jan. 11 for his fifth career 30-point game . . . leads the Irish team in rebounding (8.4 per game), is first in the BIG EAST in rebounding for conference games at 9.7 and is fourth in field goal percentage 52.9 . . . one of five national player-of-the-year candidates listed in preseason by Street & Smith's . . . one of 10 preseason candidates for Naismith College Player of the Year Award presented by Atlanta Tipoff Club . . . first-team preseason All-American by Inside Sports . . . has scored 1,854 career points, fourth highest in school history . . . holds Notre Dame record with 101 consecutive starts . . . has scored 20 or more points in 41 career games and has scored in double figures in 36-straight contests . . . leading scorer (11.8 average) on United States National team that played in Under-22 World Championships last summer in Melbourne, Australia . . . was also part of the National Invitation Tournament all-star team that travelled to Spain and Greece in summer on '96 . . . a biochemistry major who carries an overall grade point average of 3.679 and was named first-team GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America last season (one of five players) . . . one of 22 Notre Dame student-athletes selected for University's Academic Honors Program . . . member of BIG EAST Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

    Quotebook

    "He plays a lot like (Larry) Bird. He makes all the other kids better. Whenever you formulate your game plan against Notre Dame, you've got to start with him."
    - Drexel coach Bill Herrion

    "There's nobody we play against who I like better than Garrity. I just think Garrity is a helluva player. He's a tough kid. He plays the boards. He doesn't let up on defense. He maintains position and he's an outstanding offensive basketball player."
    - Indiana coach Bob Knight

    "Now you know why he was (BIG EAST) player of the year last year and why he's going to be player of the year again. He's a 6-9 guy who can shoot and who's very physical. I like his game."
    - Pittsburgh guard Vonteego Cummings

    "Pat Garrity truly represents the term student-athlete. Brilliant in the classroom and sensational on the basketball court. There is no doubt he can play on the next level and he is awesome, baby, with a capital A."
    - ABC/ESPN analyst Dick Vitale

    The Inside Numbers on Notre Dame's Pat Garrity

    Garrity's Statistics
                                                        3-Point                         Rebounds
    YEAR        G-S     MIN/AVG     FG-FGA      PCT.    FG-FGA  PCT.    FT-FTA  PCT.    O   D   TOT  AVG. AST. STL BLK PF-D    PTS/AVG
    1994-95     27-27   744/27.6    136-260     52.3     7-18   38.9    82-107  76.6    43  94  137  5.1   34  18  17  77-3    361/13.4
    1995-96     27-27   893/33.1    177-372     47.6    14-51   27.5    96-140  68.6    66 127  193  7.1   38  24  14  79-3    464/17.2
    BIG EAST    18-18   623/34.6    118-265     44.5    12-39   30.8    64-94   68.1    51  81  132  7.3   28  19   6  58-3    312/17.3
    1996-97     30-30  1056/35.2    221-457     48.4    39-102  38.2   152-196  77.6    71 150  221  7.4   84  25  17  78-0    633/21.1
    BIG EAST    18-18   652/36.2    126-271     46.5    23-64   35.9    87-114  76.3    47  95  142  7.9   54  14  11  48-0    362/20.1
    1997-98     17-17   582/34.2    138-272     50.7    23-65   35.4    97-129  75.2    34 108  142  8.2   48  11  11  48-1    396/23.3
    BIG EAST     9-9    324/36.0     74-140     52.9     9-31   29.0    63-83   75.9    17  70   87  9.7   24   5   5  27-1    220/24.4
    TOTALS     101-101 3244/32.1    672-1361    49.4    83-236  35.2   427-572  74.7   214 479  693  6.9  204  78  59 282-7   1854/18.4
    BIG EAST    45-45  1599/36.4    318-676     47.0    44-134  32.8   214-291  73.5   115 246  361  8.0  106  38  22 133-4    894/19.9
    

    Garrity's Career Highs
    Points: 37 points vs. Seton Hall, 1997-98
    Field Goals: 12 in three games
    Field Goals Attempted: 22 on two occasions
    Field Goal Percentage: 1.000 (7-7) vs. Lehigh, 1994-95
    Free Throws: 12 vs. Seton Hall, 1997-98
    Free Throws Attempted: 15 on two occasions
    Free Throw Percentage: 1.000 on 19 occasions
    Rebounds: 17 vs. Akron, 1995-96
    Assists: 9 vs. Syracuse, 1996-97
    Blocked Shots: 3 on three occasions
    Steals: 3 on six occasions
    Minutes: 42 vs. Connecticut, 1996-97

    Game-By-Game in '97-'98
                                        3Pt.            Rebounds                
        Opponent        Min.    FG-     FG-     FT-     Off Def.    Total   Ast PF  BS  ST  Pts
                                FGA     FGA     FTA
    +   The Citadel     33      6-19    2-3     4-5     5   4       9       2   3   1   1   18
    +   Marquette       32      7-15    0-3     2-3     4   3       7       1   4   1   0   16
    +   Northeastern    28      9-19    1-4     5-6     0   6       6       5   4   0   1   24
    +   Sam Houston St  37     11-18    3-6     7-9     1   6       7       4   1   1   2   32
    +   Indiana         34     11-17    2-5     0-0     1   7       8       4   4   0   0   24
    +   Pittsburgh      40      8-14    1-3    11-16    4  11      15       5   4   0   0   28
    +   Drexel          33      9-18    2-5     8-15    3   3       6       5   4   0   0   28
    +   Florida Int'l   36      9-16    4-6     2-2     3   4       7       1   1   1   1   24
    +   Dartmouth       25      2-10    0-2     6-6     0   5       5       2   2   2   1   10
    +   St. John's      40      9-17    2-4     7-11    2   4       6       1   2   1   1   27
    +   Connecticut     19      5-11    0-2     5-7     0   6       6       0   5   0   0   15
    +   Pittsburgh      40      8-16    0-3     3-5     3  12      15       4   1   0   2   19
    +   Rutgers         38     10-18    2-4    10-10    2   2       4       7   3   0   1   32
    +   West Virginia   37     11-17    2-4     3-3     0  10      10       3   3   0   1   27
    +   Seton Hall      40     12-22    1-6    12-14    2  11      13       1   3   1   0   37
    +   Syracuse        39      7-12    1-2     6-7     2   8      10       3   2   1   0   21
    +   Villanova       31      4-13    0-3     6-10    2   6       8       4   4   0   0   14
        
    Game-By-Game in '96-'97
                                        3Pt.            Rebounds                
        Opponent        Min.    FG-     FG-     FT-     Off Def.    Total   Ast PF  BS  ST  Pts
                                FGA     FGA     FTA
    +   Monmouth        26      8-13    4-5     6-6     0   5       5       1   3   2   0   26
    +   Youngstown St.  20      9-17    0-1     2-3     1   1       2       0   2   0   1   20
    +   Indiana         34      12-20   3-4     9-12    2   2       4       1   1   1   1   36
    +   Providence      37      5-11    0-2     10-11   3   5       8       3   2   0   1   20
    +   New Hampshire   29      7-15    3-4     1-5     3   3       6       2   4   1   0   18
    +   Kentucky        31      8-15    0-0     9-11    3   7       10      2   2   0   3   25
    +   Loyola (Md.)    35      8-15    4-6     7-10    5   5       10      3   2   1   0   27
    +   Nicholls State  33      6-13    0-2     7-7     3   4       7       5   2   0   2   19
    +   Loyola (Chi.)   37      11-17   0-1     9-10    4   7       11      3   2   0   2   31
    +   Syracuse        34      11-19   3-7     0-3     5   6       11      1   3   0   1   25
    +   Rutgers         37      3-16    0-2     3-6     5   10      15      1   3   1   0   9
    +   Georgetown      35      5-13    1-2     2-2     1   4       5       0   0   0   1   13
    +   Boston College  36      6-16    1-3     5-5     1   3       4       2   3   3   0   18
    +   Villanova       29      3-8     2-5     9-12    1   3       4       2   4   1   0   17
    +   Syracuse        39      7-16    1-2     7-11    4   9       13      9   3   0   3   22
    +   Seton Hall      28      5-11    2-3     1-4     2   3       5       5   4   0   1   13
    +   West Virginia   38      9-16    0-3     4-4     1   6       7       2   4   0   0   22
    +   Pittsburgh      29      4-13    2-5     2-2     3   3       6       1   2   0   0   12
    +   St. John's      32      7-14    1-3     2-2     2   3       5       2   4   0   0   17
    +   Connecticut     42      7-16    0-1     11-12   3   12      15      5   2   2   2   25
    +   West Virginia   38      9-18    1-3     8-10    3   10      13      6   2   0   1   27
    +   Villanova       40      10-16   2-5     0-0     0   4       4       2   2   1   1   22
    +   Seton Hall      39      10-17   2-4     5-6     2   7       9       2   2   0   1   27
    +   Providence      41      5-14    1-4     2-6     3   2       5       6   2   1   0   13
    +   Miami           37      9-19    2-7     7-7     3   3       6       3   3   2   0   27
    +   Boston College  40-     11-18   2-3     9-11    5   2       7       2   3   0   2   33
    +   Syracuse        37      3-11    1-5     3-3     2   2       4       2   4   0   1   10
    +   Oral Roberts    32      6-15    1-3     3-4     1   5       6       2   3   0   0   16
    +   TCU             35      9-19    0-4     2-2     0   6       6       6   3   1   0   20
    +   Michigan        40-     8-16    0-3     7-9     0   8       8       3   2   0   1   23
    Game-By-Game in '95-'96
                                        3Pt.            Rebounds                
        Opponent        Min.    FG-     FG-     FT-     Off Def.    Total   Ast PF  BS  ST  Pts
                                FGA     FGA     FTA
    +   Akron           37      9-16    0-2     0-2     4   13      17      2   3   3   0   18  
    +   Indiana         26      2-8     0-0     0-0     1   0       1       1   1   1   1   4
    +   Rutgers         29      6-13    2-3     4-4     4   4       8       0   5   0   1   18
    +   Connecticut     38      7-17    0-1     4-5     3   2       5       2   3   0   3   18
    +   Loyola (MD)     35      6-13    0-0     9-15    1   10      11      3   2   2   0   21
    +   UCLA            28      9-11    2-4     3-4     0   2       2       1   3   0   0   23
    +   Xavier (Ohio)   27      5-8     0-0     3-4     3   4       7       1   4   0   0   13
    +   San Diego       24      8-10    0-1     2-4     0   3       3       0   2   2   3   18
    +   Loyola Marymount20      7-12    0-2     1-1     3   4       7       1   3   0   0   15
    +   Villanova       35      7-19    0-2     2-3     2   5       7       5   3   1   0   16
    +   Boston College  36      5-15    1-1     2-2     2   2       4       1   2   0   0   13
    +   Pittsburgh      32      8-13    1-2     10-10   3   3       6       2   5   1   1   27
    +   Georgetown      33      4-13    0-1     4-4     4   5       9       3   4   1   3   12
    +   Rutgers         36      7-12    0-2     9-15    0   6       6       1   3   2   2   23
    +   Miami           27      6-14    1-4     0-0     1   8       9       0   4   0   1   13
    +   West Virginia   40      11-22   1-4     1-6     4   5       9       0   3   0   1   24
    +   St. John's      31      7-14    0-0     1-1     4   6       10      4   5   1   1   15
    +   Georgetown      35      6-15    1-4     0-2     1   2       3       0   2   0   2   13
    +   Manhattan       38      6-10    0-0     8-8     2   3       5       1   3   0   1   20
    +   St. John's      40      10-21   2-5     4-7     4   6       10      2   4   0   1   26
    +   Pittsburgh      35      9-15    0-1     4-8     2   7       9       0   3   0   1   22
    +   Connecticut     29      3-14    1-2     6-8     4   5       9       0   2   0   0   13
    +   Providence      31      7-11    0-0     1-2     2   5       7       1   4   0   0   15
    +   Seton Hall      40      6-17    1-3     4-5     7   1       8       2   3   0   0   17
    +   Miami           40      6-11    1-3     7-8     4   4       8       2   1   0   1   20
    +   Syracuse        37      3-9     0-1     1-4     0   5       5       3   2   0   1   7
    +   Syracuse        36      7-19    0-3     6-8     1   7       8       0   4   0   0   20
    Game-By-Game in '94-'95
                                        3Pt.            Rebounds                
        Opponent        Min.    FG-     FG-     FT-     Off Def.    Total   Ast PF  BS  ST  Pts
                                FGA     FGA     FTA
    +   Valparaiso      17      8-12    0-0     2-3     3   4       7       1   3   1   0   18
    +   Indiana         27      4-7     0-0     6-9     2   3       5       2   4   0   0   14
    +   San Diego       32      5-9     0-0     1-2     1   3       4       0   2   0   1   11
    +   Loyola Marymount26      4-6     0-0     2-2     1   0       1       0   5   0   1   10
    +   DePaul          18      2-9     0-0     0-0     2   3       5       0   3   0   2   4
    +   St. Bonaventure 30      3-9     0-0     6-6     3   4       7       3   4   0   0   12
    +   Oregon State    27      4-7     0-1     1-3     1   5       6       1   4   0   1   9
    +   Oregon          14      3-5     0-0     1-1     1   3       4       0   4   0   0   7
    +   Cornell         26      7-13    0-0     2-2     3   3       6       1   1   2   1   16
    +   Lehigh          22      7-7     0-0     2-2     0   3       3       1   1   1   1   16
    +   Loyola (Md.)    36      10-13   2-2     4-4     3   3       6       1   3   2   1   26
    +   Louisville      37      7-16    0-2     3-3     0   9       9       1   4   0   0   17
    +   Columbia        23      7-10    0-0     3-3     1   2       3       3   1   0   3   17
    +   Missouri        27      2-5     0-0     0-0     0   2       2       2   5   0   0   4
    +   Hofstra         23      2-5     0-0     4-4     1   2       3       2   1   0   0   8
    +   Dayton          38      6-13    0-0     6-7     2   5       7       0   3   0   0   18
    +   Xavier          28      5-7     1-1     1-3     0   3       3       1   5   0   1   12
    +   Duke            33      12-17   2-3     1-1     4   4       8       3   3   0   0   27
    +   Boston College  32      1-7     0-1     3-6     2   1       3       1   1   0   2   5
    +   Iona            30      6-12    0-1     2-3     2   4       6       2   1   2   2   14
    +   UCLA            25      4-12    0-1     1-1     1   1       2       1   3   0   0   9
    +   Duquesne        32      4-9     0-0     7-8     3   9       12      3   3   2   1   15
    +   Kentucky        23      1-8     0-1     5-8     1   1       2       0   1   0   0   7
    +   Butler          30      5-11    1-2     8-10    1   3       4       1   4   1   0   19
    +   Fordham         37      8-13    0-1     2-5     3   4       7       0   2   3   0   18
    +   Marquette       29      2-7     0-1     7-9     2   6       8       2   4   1   0   11
    +   Loyola (Ill.)   22      7-11    1-1     2-2     0   4       4       2   2   2   1   17
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