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GW Men's Basketball: Leaving A Legacy
@GW_MBB Countdown: Patricio Garino
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GW MBB NIT First Round at Pitt (3/17/15) Photos by Harry Bloomberg
GW MBB A-10 Quarterfinal vs. Rhode Island (3/13/15)
GW MBB A-10 Second Round vs. Duquesne (3/12/15)
AS A JUNIOR AT GW (2014-15): A 2015 Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team selection, becoming the third GW player to earn multiple All-Defensive Team nods (Carl Elliott 2005, 2007; Shawnta Rogers 1997-99) after also picking up honors as a sophomore ... NABC All-District 4 Second Team selection ... Scored 14 points in NIT first round win over Pittsburgh (3/17/15), including 1,000th career point at the 15:18 mark of the second half. 45th member of GW's 1,000-point club ... Recorded second career double-double with 17 points and career-high tying 10 rebounds in A-10 Quarterfinal loss versus Rhode Island (3/13/15) ... With mother Alicia and Knicks' guard and fellow Argentine Pablo Prigioni in attendance, led GW with 18 points, six boards and three steals in victory over Saint Louis (1/6/15) ... With mother Alicia in attendance from Argentina, recorded first collegiate double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in victory over VMI (12/30/14) ... Matched career-high with three blocks in Diamond Head Classic title game upset of No. 11 Wichita State (12/25/14), including one as No. 7 play on SportsCenter's Top 10 ... Named GW's Colonial of the Week, College Sports Madness A-10 and National High-Major Player of the Week, and NetScouts Basketball International Player of the Week on Dec. 8 after averaging 22.0 points on 63 percent shooting in victories over UMBC (12/4/14) and Charlotte (12/7/14).
AS A SOPHOMORE AT GW (2013-14): A 2014 Third Team All-Atlantic 10 and All-Defensive Team selection ... 2013-14 preseason Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team selection ... Made 14 starts in 26 games played, finished fourth on team and 23rd in A-10 in scoring with 12.1 points per game on team-best and league seventh-best 56.1 percent shooting (115-205) ... Third in the A-10 with 1.6 steals per game ... Third on team with 10 dunks ... Averaged team-best 14.8 points on 58.2 percent shooting (85-146) in 16 A-10 games. Reached double-digit scoring in 12 consecutive and 15-of-16 league games ... Career-high 25 points, including 17 in second half, in victory over VCU (1/14/14) ... Scored then season-high 12 points, six rebounds against Georgia (1/3/14) with mother in attendance from Argentina ... Hampered during non-conference play by fractured finger suffered during practice in late October, reaggravated injury at The Wooden Legacy and missed total of seven games.
AS A FRESHMAN AT GW (2012-13): One of three players to start all 30 games, finished second on the team with 2.1 assists per game, and third with 8.8 points per game and 26.9 minutes per game ... Led GW, ranked fourth in Atlantic 10 and 21st in NCAA Division I with 2.3 steals per game ... Set new single-season program steals record for a freshman with 68, eclipsing Carl Elliott's mark of 60 in 2003-04 ... Reached double-digit scoring 11 times ... Second on team with 13 dunks ... Tallied 16 points on perfect 6-of-6 shooting, including a pair of three-pointers, in 82-54 rout of Charlotte (1/26/13) ... Scored 18 - including stretch of 11 consecutive points for team - of career-high 24 points during second-half rally in loss at Bradley (12/4/12) ... Scored all nine points in final 10:46, including game-deciding steal and two free throws with less than 10 seconds left, in 54-53 victory at James Madison (11/28/12) ... Scored 13 points in his GW debut against Youngstown St. (11/10/12), most points in a GW rookie debut since Tamal Forchion scored 14 points vs. Marshall in Nov. 2001.
HIGH SCHOOL: Guided Montverde (Fla.) Academy to a 23-4 overall record and a No. 9 ranking in the final ESPNHS Powerade Fab 50 in 2011-12 ... helped the Eagles to the championship game of the prestigious ESPN National High School Invitational, scoring 20 points and grabbing seven rebounds against Nevada's Findlay Prep in the title contest.
WITH THE ARGENTINA NATIONAL TEAM: Helped Argentina qualify for the 2016 Olympics while competing with the National Team in the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship, where Argentina finished runner-up ... competed in the 2011 U-19 World Championships, where he averaged 9.4 and 4.2 rebounds in nine games during the tournament for a team that reached the bronze medal game. Garino's international experience was highlighted by a 21-point effort for Argentina in an 81-76 victory over Croatia.
PERSONAL: Patricio Garino Gullotta ... Nickname is 'Pato' ... Born May 17, 1993 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina ... Son of Alicia Gullotta and Oscar Garino ... Has two older sisters Lorena and Natalia ... Aspires to play professionally in the NBA or Europe.
|CAREER HIGHS (Through 2014-15 Season)|
|Points||25||vs. VCU (1/14/14)|
|Rebounds||10 (2x)||last vs. Rhode Island (A-10's; 3/13/15)|
|Assists||5 (5x)||last vs. Massachusetts (3/14/14; A-10s)|
|Blocks||3 (4x)||last vs. Duquesne (1/24/15)|
|Steals||5 (2x)||vs. DePaul (12/11/14)|
|Minutes||49||vs. Richmond (1/15/15)|
|Field Goals Made||10 (2x)||last vs. Charlotte (12/7/14)|
|Field Goals Attempted||17||at Bradley (12/4/12)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||3 (2x)||last vs. #20/22 VCU (2/14/15)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||5 (3x)||last at Dayton (2/1/14)|
|Free Throws Made||9||vs. UMBC (12/4/14)|
|Free Throws Attempted||11 (2x)||last vs. Rhode Island (A-10's, 3/13/15)|
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