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 John Garris
John Garris
Position:
Basketball

John Garris '83

- Garris came to the Eagles after two years at Michigan, and became an instrumental part of the 1981-82 and 1982-83 NCAA Tournament squads. In his two seasons at the Heights, this rugged 6-8 forward helped BC to an impressive 47-17 record.

- Known as a big-game performer, Garris was named to the 1982 NCAA Tournament's All-Tourney team after contributing to the Eagles' upset of second-ranked DePaul and appearance in the Elite Eight.

- Garris' finest NCAA performance, however, may have come the following year, when he registered 25 points and 12 rebounds against Ralph Sampson in a hard-fought 95-92 loss to Virginia.

- Averaged 19.7 points per game as a senior, and went on to play for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers.

- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996.