Prospect Spotlight: Jared McGarrity (2019)


Posted On: 01/24/18 9:30 PM

Listen, Jared McGarrity may be one of the best hidden shooters in the St. Pete area.

Modeling his game after Jimmer Fredette, Jared has established himself on his Pinellas Park team as one of the premier scorers.

But he’s urging his squad to share the rock more as they aim to get in district playoffs mode.

“We have to pass the ball. There’s no doubt about it,” Jared said. “We’ll lose to the worst team out there if we don’t pass the ball.”

Though he’s spitting a truth, it doesn’t take away from his ability to put up numbers.

He has a stout build, can get to the cup if you give him the lane. But from outside, whether he’s covered or not, his shot has a better chance than most to fall. Jared’s a battler for rebounds, as well.

This junior guard notched 11 of his 19 points in the second half, and hit a total of five threes, on the night. Jared’s one of the best three-point shooters I’ve seen, especially as far as form is concerned.

Jared said that he’s working on becoming a better shooter off the dribble, vs. spotting-up, solely. He’s been aiming to take more charges, as well. Not afraid to put the body on the line.

But others have to sacrifice for the good of the team.

Jared believes that a tea, can have the best talent, be the best coached, and STILL lose if players aren’t on the same page. Although, they’ve already began to right the ship.

When asked about the number one goal aside from gelling as a team, Jared was definitive.

“Win a state championship,” he said. “End of story.”