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Posted On: 06/8/18 10:00 PM
An up-and-coming high school hoopster in Washington, Wenatchee’s 5-foot-11 point guard Garrett Long has established himself as one of the state’s best 2021 floor generals.
A swiss army knife on the floor, Long is a guy that can do a little bit of everything for his team.
“If I need to go to the rim, I’m going to the rim, I’m pretty crafty, I have some good ball-handling moves and I know how to use my body and be physical. I’m a good shooter, I can shoot from deep. And I take a lot pride in my defense, I like to guard the other team’s best player,” said Long when asked to describe his game.
After starting his freshman season with the Wenatchee JV, Long was quickly moved up to varsity. It wasn’t long after that, and he was starting with the varsity.
Next season, as only a sophomore, he’ll be one of the veteran guys on the squad.
“Next season, I’m going to have to be a leader, and I’ll be looking to average 18 points per game. I’ll be looking to lead the guys younger than me, and above me,” said Long.
In the meantime, he’ll be spending his summer with Team Floyed 15U. A squad that Long considers one of the state’s best.
“We’re a pretty good team, I think we’re top three in the state for our age group in Washington,” he said.
Long suffered a foot injury earlier in the spring, but is back and healthy now, looking forward to a big July.
It’s still a bit early for his recruitment to start, but he has been in contact with Seattle U, which invited him to a camp.
“I’m just looking to get my name out there, play every game and just show what I have this summer.” said Long. “There’s been a couple college coaches that saw some of my first tournaments, and I’m just looking to build on that momentum.”