The 2009-2010 NBA season was a long one for San Antonio Spurs’ guard,
After signing with the Houston Rockets as an undrafted free agent last September, the guard skipped donning a Rockets uniform and headed for the NBA’s D-League to play for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
The 6’6" guard averaged 14.9 ppg with 3.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists during his time in the Valley, bringing him back to Houston for two ten-day contracts before signing a third ten-day deal with the Sacramento Kings in March.
It wasn’t long before the
Drafted by the Phoenix Suns as the 94th pick of the 1974 NBA Draft, Collis Temple Jr. ended up playing his professional career in
As a rookie forward, Collis averaged 1.8 ppg with 1.3 rebounds and 0.6 assists over his 24-game career. Before he stepped onto the professional court, the elder
Collis Jr. proved to be a valuable asset for the Tigers, earning All-Southeastern Conference honors during his senior year, averaging 15.0 ppg and 10.5 rebounds. Not to be outdone by his father,
It was late March before
On April 6, 2010,
Currently, Garrett injured his ankle while playing in the 2010 Las Vegas Summer League but it is clear he may have surpassed his father in his basketball career.
However, he certainly has his father to thank for the career opportunity he has been given. With his potential and the path that was laid before him, Garrett can remain in the NBA for many seasons to come.