2007-08: Earned Honorable Mention recognition on the 2007-08 Division I All-Independent team. ... the athletic freshman, scored 13 points - a career-high - on three different occasions, the most recent against Chicago State on February 16. He ranked third on the team with 204 points (7.1 pg) while leading the team in steals with 38.
Prior to NJIT: Top 20 all-star at the highly-regarded Eastern Invitational Camp the summer before his senior year ... at Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ, averaged 11.2 ppg and was a second-team Daily Record all-area pick as a junior. ...The Star-Ledger named Garris on its all-Morris County second team after he helped Delbarton to a 22-6 record and the Morris County Tournament crown. ... repeated as a 2nd-team all-Morris pick as a senior and scored 19 points as the leading scorer in the annual Morris-Sussex all-star game ... scored a career-high 33 points in the quarterfinal of the 2007 North Jersey Non-Public A Tournament. ... performed well in the high-caliber Rutgers summer college league, producing multiple double-figure scoring and rebounding games before his freshman season at NJIT ... qualified for NJ Parochial state track and field championships in both sprints and jumps as early as his freshman and sophomore years.
Personal: Justin E. Garris ... son of Gary and Yolanda Garris. ... will team with older brother, Gary, who transferred to NJ and will practice with the team before playing in games alongside Justin in 2008-09 ... business management major ... born 2/8/89 in Westwood, NJ.