Henry Garrity Wants to Be a Big-Time College Football Recruit
Henry Garrity is an athletic tight end from Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice with the potential to become an impactful college football recruit. At 6-4 and with soft 3-point touch from 3-point range, Garrity could become one of the premier targets available this year.
He possesses skills reminiscent of players such as Pat Garrity, who was an iconic Notre Dame basketball player before going on to spend 10 years in the NBA.
Early Life and Education
Pat Garrity began considering life after basketball after an outstanding four-year college basketball career at Notre Dame and nearly ten years in the NBA. He’d seen other retired athletes drift aimlessly or become involved with businesses they weren’t passionate about pursuing after they retired; something that wasn’t an option for him.
Tight end from Bloomfield Hills’ Brother Rice High School made his commitment at Notre Dame staff camp on June 18th. Although he received offers from FBS programs Air Force, Army, and Central Michigan as FBS players with scholarship offers; he ultimately chose Notre Dame as his preferred walk-on route.
Milwaukee Bucks selected him 19th overall in the 1998 NBA draft; shortly thereafter they traded him to Dallas Mavericks for forward Robert Traylor.
Garrity stands 6-feet-8 and boasts the skillset necessary to become one of the premier big men in Michigan. Alongside D4 first-team all-stater and college recruit Basheer Jihad and North Farmington senior Deon Hayes he gives Brother Rice Warriors an imposing core of big men on which they can build.
Henry Garrity is the son of Pat Garrity, who played basketball at Notre Dame from 1994-98 before turning pro with Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic. At Brother Rice camp he ran a 4.94 second 40-yard dash time; this combined with his outstanding hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness will serve him well at Notre Dame as a preferred walk-on player.
Achievement and Honors
Garrity excelled at both basketball and football, serving as a varsity athlete at Lowell High School. He earned Massachusetts All-Star status in both sports. Furthermore, he went on to serve in the Air Force and later co-found trade show companies Performance Plus and Heritage.
Garrity was selected 19th overall in the 1998 NBA draft by Milwaukee and immediately traded to Dallas Mavericks for power forward Robert Traylor and a second-round draft pick.
Garrity wasn’t heavily recruited during his sophomore year of high school, so he kept his options open by attending tournaments. Notre Dame assistant coach Fran McCaffrey eventually noticed him; later becoming head coach at Iowa State University. Additionally, Garrity became the first player ever to score 500 points in an NCAA game.
Garrity excelled both athletically and academically at Lewis-Palmer High School, graduating as valedictorian and receiving a first round NBA draft pick selection. He averaged 23.2 points during both his junior and senior seasons at Notre Dame.
He played 10 seasons despite numerous injuries before taking on an associate general manager position with the Detroit Pistons. There he manages the complexities of their salary cap as well as overseeing analytics, scouting, and personnel departments.
Brother Rice tight end coach Jack Garrity has helped lead his team to an 8-4 record this season with excellent hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness, running 4.94 seconds in his 40-yard dash time but believing he can lower it even more. Henry Garrity is also learning the game; Jack imparts his wisdom while sharing stories from his own journey as an NBA player.
Garrity is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Salem Global Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in strategic recruiting for the financial industry. In addition, he serves as Board Member of AGB Search – an executive search firm for higher education – as well as serving on its Advisory Board for Central Harlem Initiative for Learning and Development.
He is also a former member of the board for 4 Kids Entertainment, an NY Stock Exchange-listed company. With 24 years of executive management experience and as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential.
Garrity is married to Abigail Sheppard Garrity (nee Childs). Together they have three children. His net worth stands at $4 Million, and he holds a bachelor of accounting degree from University of Michigan.