Billy Garrett made the Westchester Knicks’ roster fifteen months ago. At that time, he was one of seven players to make the team through a team tryout. Since then, Garrett went from first guard off the bench to being one of the main contributors in the starting rotation. There have been many great scorers that have come through Westchester, but the second-year guard etched his name in the franchise record book.
After 89 career games, including one postseason appearance, Garrett is now Westchester’s franchise scoring leader. Prior to Wednesday’s game against the Maine Red Claws, he totaled 1,155 points and that number will grow in the final 10 games of the season. Garrett currently has 1,178 points totaled after scoring 23 points Maine.
Garrett passed the previous record holder, Thanasis Antetokounmpo (1,134), in five less games. The Westchester guard has been on a tear in February where he has posted 20-plus points in eight of the last nine games. He scored 30 points or more twice in that stretch and is one of four players to score 39-plus points in a game.
Garrett will have a chance to continue to raise his name in Westchester’s franchise record book. He has played in 89 games (second most), dished the third most assists (257), and has the fifth most steals (83). While Garrett has put himself in a great position to be a call-up candidate, he has played a significant role in continuously growing a young organization and ranks in the top five in certain stats in Westchester’s franchise history.