SPORTS: Washington Wizards

#17 Garrett Temple - Guard

  • POSITION: Guard
  • HEIGHT: 6'6"
  • WEIGHT: 195
  • BIRTHPLACE: Louisiana
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 05/08/86
  • AGE: 29

Garrett Temple BIO:



CAREER TRANSACTIONS: 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)…Re-signed by Washington (7/10/13)…Re-signed by Washington (7/29/14).


PROFESSIONALLY: Holds career averages of 3.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 177 career NBA games…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 in 2012-13…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.


2013-14: Averaged 1.8 points and 1.0 assist in 75 games… Scored a season-high 10 points to go along with two rebounds, one steal and one assist at CHI (1/13)… Dished out a season-high six assists vs. NOP (1/8)… Recorded 500th point of NBA career on (1/5/14).


2012-13: Averaged 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 22.7 minutes per game in 51 games (36 starts)…Had nine games of 10+ points…Scored 10+ points in four consecutive games from 3/13/-3/18…Scored a career-high tying 17 points at CHA (3/18)…Tallied eight points, a career-high 11 assists and seven rebounds vs. BKN (1/4).


2010-11: Averaged 2.4 points, 1.3 assists in 24 games with the Bobcats and Bucks.


2009-10: Appeared in 12 games (four 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).


PLAYOFFS: Has appeared in 16 career playoff games with the Spurs and Wizards.


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.


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.

Garrett Temple Stories

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  • Alan Anderson
  • Bradley Beal
  • DeJuan Blair
  • Jared Dudley
  • Drew Gooden III
  • Marcin Gortat
  • Nene Hilario
  • Kris Humphries
  • Gary Neal
  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
  • Otto Porter
  • Ramon Sessions
  • Garrett Temple
  • John Wall
  • Randy Wittman