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Pat Garrity
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retired  – No. 8
Power forward
Born August 23, 1976 (1976-08-23) (age 33)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Nationality USA
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 238 lb (108 kg)
League NBA
High school Lewis-Palmer High School
College Notre Dame
Draft 19th overall, 1998
Milwaukee Bucks
Pro career 1998–2008
Former teams Phoenix Suns (1998-1999)
Orlando Magic (1999-2008)
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Patrick (Pat) Joseph Garrity (born August 23, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a retired American NBA basketball player, most notably being remembered playing for the Orlando Magic. He is currently a member of the National Basketball Players Association Executive Committee and serves as its Secretary and Treasurer.

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High school years

At Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument, Colorado, Garrity was an All-League selection and was part of the State of Colorado High School Basketball Champions at LPHS and his jersey, number 53, is hanging in the gym there.

College career

At the University of Notre Dame, Garrity spent four years with the Fighting Irish, averaging double-digits in scoring in all four seasons, including a 23.2 point-per-game average in his senior season of 1997-98. He was the Big East Men's Basketball Player of the Year in 1997.

Professional career

Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 19th pick of the 1998 NBA Draft, Garrity got switched around a couple of times before even setting foot on an NBA court, as he was traded twice on draft night. First, the Bucks traded his rights, and the rights to Dirk Nowitzki, to the Dallas Mavericks for the rights to Robert Traylor. Then Garrity's rights, along with Martin Müürsepp, Bubba Wells and a first-round draft pick, were traded to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Steve Nash. Both of these trades involving Garrity seemingly helped the Mavericks build a team that would soon return to the NBA's elite, although Garrity wouldn't be a part of that team.

His rookie year was spent in Phoenix, and he averaged 5.6 points per game in 39 appearances (in an NBA lockout-shortened 50-game season). Following his inaugural campaign, Garrity was sent, along with Danny Manning and two future draft picks, to the Orlando Magic for Anfernee Hardaway.

He played in all 82 games with his new team in 1999-2000, averaging 8.2 points per game and shooting 40.1 percent from three-point territory. He had a similar performance in 2000-01, and then in 2001-02 his scoring average hit a (thus far) career-high of 11.1 points per game as he started 43 of the 80 games he played.

His average dipped to 10.7 points per game in 2002-03. Garrity's 2003-04 campaign was a wash, as he played in only two games (scoring only two points) due to injury.

With the return of Grant Hill to the Magic in 2004, Garrity's minutes leveled off considerably.

Ironically, his career highs in scoring, three-pointers made and rebounds were all accomplished in three separate games against the team that drafted him, the Milwaukee Bucks. He holds a career average 39.8 percent from three-point range.

On September 11, 2008, he announced his retirement from professional basketball.[1]

Career transactions

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99 Phoenix 39 9 13.8 .500 .389 .714 1.9 .5 .2 .1 5.6
1999–00 Orlando 82 1 18.0 .441 .401 .721 2.6 .7 .4 .2 8.2
2000–01 Orlando 76 1 20.8 .387 .433 .867 2.8 .7 .5 .2 8.3
2001–02 Orlando 80 43 30.1 .426 .427 .836 4.2 1.2 .8 .3 11.1
2002–03 Orlando 81 53 31.9 .419 .396 .830 3.8 1.5 .8 .2 10.7
2003–04 Orlando 2 0 11.0 .333 .000 .000 .0 .5 .0 .0 1.0
2004–05 Orlando 71 0 13.5 .402 .333 .879 1.7 .4 .3 .1 4.6
2005–06 Orlando 57 0 16.5 .417 .388 .811 1.9 .7 .2 .2 4.9
2006–07 Orlando 33 0 8.4 .314 .344 .889 1.3 .4 .2 .0 2.2
2007–08 Orlando 31 0 9.2 .338 .216 .800 1.4 .4 .2 .0 2.1
Career 552 107 20.0 .417 .398 .806 2.6 .8 .4 .1 7.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99 Phoenix 3 0 17.3 .529 1.000 1.000 3.0 .3 .3 .3 9.0
2000–01 Orlando 4 0 29.3 .472 .500 .800 1.3 .5 .0 .2 12.0
2001–02 Orlando 4 4 36.8 .375 .389 .750 7.5 2.3 .5 .2 8.5
2002–03 Orlando 7 1 23.3 .286 .235 1.000 2.6 .7 .3 .4 4.0
2007–08 Orlando 2 0 3.0 .000 .000 .500 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .5
Career 20 5 24.3 .393 .407 .857 3.2 .9 .2 .3 6.9

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