Garrett Temple BIO:
Career Transactions: Went undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft. signed the first of two 10-day contacts with the Houston Rockets (2/8/10). signed a 10-day contract with Sacramento on (3/3/10). signed a 10-day contract with San Antonio (3/13/10). signed with the Spurs for the remainder of the year (3/23/10). Signed a 10-day contract with Milwaukee (1/25/11). Signed a second 10-day contract with the Bucks (2/4/11). Signed a 10-day contract with Charlotte (3/7/11). Signed a second 10-day contract with the Bobcats (3/17/11). Signed by the Bobcats for the remainder of the season (3/28/11). Signed by the Miami Heat (9/13/12). Signed by Washington as a free agent (12/25/12).
Professionally: Has averaged 3.8 points, 1.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists in 51 career games with the Rockets, Kings, Spurs, Bucks and Bobcats. Averaged 14.7 points. 5.8 assists and 4.9 rebounds in nine games (all starts) with the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League this season. Has averaged 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 63 career games in the NBA D-League with Rio Grande, Erie and Reno. Averaged 9.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29 games for Novipiu Casale in Italy during the 2011-12 season.
Personally: Full name is Garrett Bartholomew Temple. Parents are Collis Temple and Soundra Johnson Temple. Father was the first African-American to play basketball at LSU (1971-74). Has a younger sister, Colleen Noelle, and two older brothers, Collis III (who played at LSU, 1999-03) and Elliott. Hobbies include listening to music. Listed his biggest influence as “his father, because he went through it and knows the ropes”. Favorite food is gumbo.
2010-11: Averaged 2.4 points, 1.3 assists in 24 games with the Bobcats and Bucks.
2009–10: Appeared in 12 games (five starts) with the Spurs, averaged 6.2 points and 1.1 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game. Appeared in 26 total games with Sacramento, Houston and San Antonio, averaging 5.0 points and 1.1 rebounds in 12.4 minutes. posted a season-high 15 points for the Spurs in first NBA career start at Sacramento (4/6/10).
Collegiately: The third member of the Temple family to play at LSU joining his father Collis, Jr. (1972–75) and older brother Collis III (2000–03). finished career as the all-time leader in games played (134), starts (131) and minutes played (4,432, 33.1 mpg) at LSU, averaging 6.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists over his four collegiate seasons. Also ranked fourth in career assists (482), seventh in steals (191) and fourth in blocks (113). Was one of just nine players all-time at LSU to play on two Southeastern Conference championship teams.