Posted On: 10/31/18 2:39 PM

An emerging down in Southwest Florida is 2021 Canterbury guard Chase Garrett.

The 6’3″, 180-pounder is transitioning from small forward to shooting guard this season.

Garrett was part of a very tough Cougars squad that finished 24-8, falling in the Class 3A state championship to Orlando Christian Prep, 66-48. 

“My freshman year was a huge learning experience. I got to play meaningful minutes and we made it to Lakeland. My athleticism and rebounding helped me get minutes, but it was a huge adjustment playing the tough schedule that Canterbury played last year,” Garrett told Prep Hoops. “Coach (Darrin) Wallace worked hard with me on my shot and I ended the year shooting over 50 percent from 3. That made me my coaches and trainers realize I needed to transition to shooting guard.”

As a freshman, he averaged 7.5 PPG and 4.4 RPG. Garrett had seven outings with 10 or more points including two games against Everglades City with 21 points each.

He says he is excited for his sophomore year with the chance of getting back to Lakeland and developing a leadership role on both ends of the floor.

This summer, Garrett played shooting guard for Team Parsons and point guard for Canterbury during summer work.

“his allowed me to work diligently on my ball handling and by the middle of July I was starting for the CP25 Gauntlet and was one of their leading scorers and on-ball defenders.”

No offers or interest have come yet for the sophomore.

Garrett pointed to his effort, unselfishness and rebounding as his biggest strengths.

“I feel I am one of the better shooters in my class, but need to work on my consistency. I am improving my defense and will take pride this year in guarding the other teams’ best players,” he said. “I need to continue to work hard on my ball handling so I can play guard the highest level. My goal is for everyone to look at me the same way they look at Darin Green for CP25 this year. He shoots and defends the way I hope to in a few years.’

A tough nosed defender, Garrett is a confident sophomore who likes to take smart shots, get up the floor with his power and dish out vision passes. The IQ is there with him and you can see him coming into his own rather quickly. Expect him to be a breakout candidate this season for the Cougars and a 2021 prospect to monitor closely.