Nate Garth

Nate Garth

Player Profile


Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Hamilton HS (Tenn.)

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180





Guard who transfered to UC Santa Barbara following the 2010 spring semester • a nice complement to Dairese Gary in 2008-09 and 2009-10

A solid producer off the bench at 4.1 ppg and 15.6 minutes...missed 1 game (at San Diego State) due to food poisoning

• Just 11 points the last 7 games on 3-21 FGs...shot 33% for the season

• Came off the bench to score 8 points - all in the 1st half - in the win at No. 23/25 UNLV...made 3-4 FGs and 2-3 3s in 10 1st-half minutes

• Tied career-high with 12 points at Air Force on a career-high 4 3-pointers...perfect 4-4 on 3s, and matched a career-high with 27 minutes off the bench

• 10 points (4-5 FGs) and 4 rebounds against Utah on Jan. 13

• 8 points and 2 steals in 22 minutes vs. Northern Arizona on Dec. 16

• 11 points vs. New Mexico State on Dec. 5

• 1st time in his career that he reached double figures in consecutive games after scoring 11 points in 21 minutes in the win over No. 25 vs. Cal...7 crucial points in 10 minutes during the second half

• 11th career game with 5 or more assists, dishing 5 in the season-opener vs. UC Riverside on Nov. 14

Shared time with Dairese Gary at the point...played 10+ minutes in every game except the finale at Notre Dame...had to leave that game late in the first half after suffering back spasms following a collision with an Irish defender • Averaged 4.1 points, 3.1 assists and 17.8 minutes...only UNM freshman to appear in all 34 games • 106 assists, becoming just the 6th Lobo freshman to dish out 100 in a season...teammate Dairese Gary had 104 in 2007-08 • Season-high 10 assists vs. Ole Miss...became the first UNM freshman in nine seasons to reach double-digit assists in a game (Marlon Parmer 10 vs. Wyoming in 2000) • Shooting touch took a hit the last 10 games of the season, making just 5-33 FGs and 2-12 from 3-point • Season-high 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting in 25 minutes off the bench vs. VCU • 10 points and three assists in a season-high 27 minutes vs. UNLV...19 points and seven assists in 2 games against the Runnin' Rebels • Scored seven points in the span of 1:10 in the second half vs. Wyoming in The Pit • Team-high five assists and six points in 17 minutes at Utah • Matched season-high three steals in 25 minutes vs. Colorado State • Nine points and a team-high five assists in 20 minutes at San Diego State • Game-high six assists in 16 minutes vs. BYU • Nine points, all in the second half, on 3-4 FG and 2-3 behind the arc at Texas Tech • 6 points, 5 assists and 5 boards against Grambling State • Team-high 7 assists in season opener vs. Southeast Missouri...added 7 points and just 1 turnover.

A 2008 graduate of Hamilton High School in Memphis, Tenn., where he transferred for his senior season • averaged 24 ppg and 7 apg as a senior • starred for Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Texas, as a junior in 2006-07 • averaged 15.1 ppg and 8.4 assists as a junior, playing with current Lobo Will Brown • ranked No. 16 on TexasHoops.com's list of 2008 graduates • three-star recruit by Rivals.com • named the top point guard signee in the Mountain West Conference by Rivals.com before the 2008-09 season.

Full name is Nathen David Garth • Born October 22, 1989, in Sacramento • Native of the San Francisco Bay Area • son of Tony and Lisa Garth • has one brother, Matt, and a sister, Victoria • plans to major in Communications.