The Westchester Knicks hosted their School Day with 2,108 fans filling the Westchester County Center. Just as the Westchester Knicks were being introduced for their matinee game, DJ Monopoli dropped a beat as P.A. announcer Mark Fratto voice echoed throughout the County Center. “At guard, 6-foot-6 from DePaul in Chicago, No. 3 Billy Garrett.”
Garrett fist bumped his teammates like usually does when he is announced as a starter or checks into a game. When the ball was tipped off, the Knicks guard suited up in his 93rd game, which tied him for the most games played in franchise history with Thanasis Antetokounmpo.
Three days later, the former DePaul product saw his name at the top of another franchise record. Just as the Garrett took the floor at the Portland Exposition Building in the Knicks blue and orange for Westchester’s 46th game of the season, he was set to etch his name on another Westchester Knicks’ record. The Knicks guard suited up in his 94th game, which is the most games played in franchise history.
As Garrett continues to ink his name in Westchester’s franchise record book, he expressed his gratitude in playing for a great organization that has helped grow his game.
“It’s just a testament to our coaches working with me giving me a chance and I’ve been lucky enough to be able to stick around here and grow my game,” Garrett told Ridiculous Upside. “It’s an honor being able to play games with a great organization that’s been with me every step of the way helping me improve my game.”
The second-year guard passed Antetokounmpo as the franchise’s scoring leader last month. Garrett recorded 39 points against the Long Island Nets, which is the fifth highest scoring game in the franchise.
He has made himself a call-up candidate due to his consistent strong play he displayed in February. Not only has Garrett grown his game during his tenure in Westchester, but he has played a significant role in the continued growth of a young franchise.