by Ryan Peterson
Center's Corey Garrett has signed with Stephen F. Austin. The men's basketball team has snagged one of the top players in the state. Garrett is rated as a top 50 prospect by Texas Basketball Magazine.
He's a great student and has been high school class president the last three years. Several other Southland conference school's wanted Garrett. He stayed with the Jacks.
"They (S.F.A.) were my first choice and I was their's," Garrett says. "I knew it was fate."
Garrett is the first Roughrider to sign division one since his father Craig Garrett, who played at S.M.U. in the 1980's.
"I let him know that he's going to have to get a scholarship to go to college," Craig Garrett says. "It could be academic or athletic and basketball just happened to be the thing."
"I feel that it would be good for me to carry on my dad's name," Corey says. "I'll try and be a little bit better if I have the chance. But right now I'm not as good as he was so that's all I'm trying to get to right now."
Garrett currently plays under a former Lumberjack great. Center coach Hiram Harrison led S.F.A. in scoring twice in the 1980's.