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Billy Garrett Jr. embarks on G-League career

Billy Garrett Jr. embarks on G-League career

Shane Rene and Paul Steeno

November 6, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Former DePaul Blue Demons guard Billy Garrett Jr. earned a spot on the training camp roster of the New York Knicks’ G-League affiliate Westchester Knicks via open tryout Oct. 23.  On Friday, Nov. 3, the team named Garrett to the final roster.     Read More »...

DePaul men’s basketball falls in Big East opener to Georgetown

DePaul men’s basketball falls in Big East opener to Georgetown

Matthew Paras

December 30, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In the last two practices leading up to DePaul men’s basketball’s Big East opener against Georgetown, head coach Dave Leitao noticed the urgency was off. He said he thought his team was too loose and didn’t seize the moment. Read More »...

Notebook: DePaul guard Billy Garrett finding rhythm in win streak

Notebook: DePaul guard Billy Garrett finding rhythm in win streak

Matthew Paras

December 12, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

In the middle of a four-game win streak, DePaul men’s basketball is stressing patience. And from that patience, point guard Billy Garrett Jr. is benefiting. Read More »...

Creighton knocks DePaul out in the first round of the Big East tournament

Creighton knocks DePaul out in the first round of the Big East tournament

Matthew Paras

March 11, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

NEW YORK — For a half of basketball, anyway, DePaul men’s basketball seemed to correct the problems that plagued them for the last half of the season. The shot selection was good, passes were crisp and they even managed to hold their ground in rebounding. But in the end, they were the same old Blue Demons. Bad habits doomed DePaul in the first round of the Big Eas...

Turnovers doom DePaul men’s basketball as they fall to Villanova 81-64

Ben Gartland

January 10, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports

In a game where DePaul needed everything to go right, it seemed as if nothing could go their way as they fell to the Villanova Wildcats 84-61. It was their first conference loss of the season in which DePaul had started 3-0 for the first time since 1991. Billy Garret Jr. opened up the scoring with...

Billy Garrett’s double-double helps DePaul knock off Xavier

Billy Garrett’s double-double helps DePaul knock off Xavier

Matthew Paras

January 3, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

  Asked if his team would have won Saturday's game against Xavier last year, DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell pondered the question before he answered honestly. "No, how about that?" Purnell said, laughing. "Probably not." Yet, here the Blue Demons are. After a disastrous end to their non-conference schedule, DePaul men's basketball team improved to 2-0 in the B...

DePaul opens Big East with win over Marquette

DePaul opens Big East with win over Marquette

Matthew Paras

December 31, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

All DePaul men's basketball needed to snap a six-game losing streak was a game-changing performance from the team's best player. Sophomore guard Billy Garrett Jr. scored 19 points, including nine of the team's last 11 points,  to help rally the Blue Demons  (7-7, 1-0 Big East) over rival Marquette...

DePaul men’s basketball improves to 2-0 with 80-62 win over Drake

Matthew Paras

November 18, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

There would be no meltdown this time. Guard Billy Garrett Jr. scored 15 points, Henry had 13 and the Blue Demons shot 55 percent to secure a comfortable 80-62 win over Drake in DePaul’s first home game at Allstate Arena for the season. DePaul (2-0) controlled the game throughout after blowing a...

Billy’s fight: Sophomore Billy Garrett Jr. of DePaul men’s basketball lives with sickle cell disease

Billy’s fight: Sophomore Billy Garrett Jr. of DePaul men’s basketball lives with sickle cell disease

Matthew Paras

November 9, 2014


Filed under Basketball, Basketball Preview, Men's Sports, Sports

Pride can be a funny thing. The pain Billy Garrett Jr. felt in his knee on a bus ride to the charter plane for an away game in January of last season was a feeling that he hadn’t felt in nearly two years. He knew what was happening, but hoped the pain would subdue when he took off. Read More »...

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