Prospect Spotlight: Kentrell Garnett (2020)


Posted On: 02/22/18 5:52 PM

Catholic High 6-foot-1 guard Kentrell Garnett is without a doubt one of Louisiana’s brightest young stars.

And with the postseason still ahead for Garnett and the Bears, the focus is on winning a state title.

They’ll rely on Garnett’s ability to shoot the ball, in addition to his other underrated talents in order to do so.

“My biggest strength definitely is shooting. I think I have a good range on my shot, that what sticks out most in my game,” said Garnett. “Most people classify me as a spot-up shooter, but I think I can do more than that by handling the ball, getting my teammates involved. Also, I can play good defense.”

Individually, Garnett has enjoyed plenty of success during his sophomore season. He’s averaging 12 points per game, and has proven to be a versatile threat for the Bears.

“My role this year is definitely to be a scorer and to lead by example. I’ve been playing all over the court this season; point guard and two guard especially. My sophomore season has been going really well.”

As soon as his sophomore season is complete, Garnett will embark on what’s sure to be an eventful 16U offseason. He’s played with Louisiana Elite in the past, but says he’s not sure who he’s going to be playing with this summer.

Garnett is focused on his high school season right now, but says his recruitment is something he hopes will start to spike this spring and summer.  

“It hasn’t jumped off yet, but I did hear from Tulane last summer,” said Garnett.

“I definitely want to pick up a few offers over the summer. But, I’m just going to work on my game, get better, and it will come as time goes on.”