Former NBA player Calvin Garrett finishes rehab at local facility


calvin-garrettFormer NBA player Calvin Garrett recently finished a rehab stint at Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelbyville, Shelbyville Times-Gazette reported.

Garrett was presented with a certificate honoring his graduation from the program.

He said he’s looking forward to getting home and enjoying some quiet time with his family.

“Mostly I’m going to go home. I haven’t been home in about four months and just want to be home and enjoy the quiet life,” Garrett said.

“They really took care of me. This is a nice place.”

Although his playing days are behind him, Garrett said he still enjoys following his favorite team.

During his time in Shelbyville, he would often finish up his treatment for the day then head back to his room to tune into the Lakers games this season.

Glen Oaks Administrator Daniel Richmond commented that Garrett has made substantial progress through his treatment leading up to his graduation on Friday.

Garrett was selected by the Chicago Bulls as the 47th overall pick in the third round of the 1979 NBA draft, but was later traded to the Houston Rockets where he played three seasons.

Following three years played in Houston, he signed as a free agent to play with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Garrett played 4 seasons in the NBA, three with Houston Rockets, one with LA Lakers.

He averaged career best 6.1 ppg and 3.8 rpg in his rookie season with the Rockets in 1980-81.

In total, Garrett played in 166 NBA games, averaging 5.2 ppg and 2.6 rpg in 18.1 mpg.

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