Dairese Gary

Dairese Gary

Player Profile


Elkhart, Ind.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205





New Mexico vs. Colorado State (March 10, 2011)

Photos from New Mexico's game against Colorado State.


New Mexico vs. No. 3 BYU

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New Mexico vs. No. 6 San Diego State

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New Mexico vs. UNLV (Jan. 22, 2011)

Photos from New Mexico's game against UNLV.


New Mexico vs. Utah (Jan. 19, 2011)

Photos from New Mexico's game against Utah

  • LoboTV: Senior Tribute : Dairese Gary (2011)
  • LoboTV: Dairese Gary (2009)
  • LoboTV: Getting to Know Dairese Gary (2010)
  • Gary, Alford Develop A Trust
  • CBS Sports: Dairese Gary
  • 2010-11 • SENIOR
  • Led UNM in scoring (14.1 ppg), assists (182) and minutes played (33.8 mpg) • In MWC games, he ranked second in assists (5.7 apg), fourth in minutes played (36.2), third in scoring (15.6 ppg), fourth in FT% (83.8%), fourth in assist/turnover ratio (2.0) and tied for seventh in steals (1.3 spg) • Made a career-best 22 straight FTs before a miss in his first try at Air Force Feb. 1 • Game-high 17 points and seven assists in win against Air Force on Senior Night (March 5)...12 points in the second half and was 11-13 from the line • Career scoring high for the second straight game with 32 points at TCU Feb. 26: 11-14 FGs, 3-4 from three and 7-8 FTs...also nine assists in all 40 minutes...scored 23 in the second half and 20 of UNM's final 29 in the last 9:33 of the game • A then career-high 26 points, plus six assists and three steals in the OT loss to UNLV on Feb. 23...played all 45 minutes despite being under the weather and suffering a slight left ankle sprain late in the first half • first career double-double with 14 points and 10 assists in the win over No. 9 BYU Jan. 29...had nine points and six assists in the final 13:28 as UNM rallied from 13 points down...played all but the final seven seconds of the game • Team-high 21 points, on 3-5 3s and 8-8 FTs, plus five assists and just one turnover against Utah Feb. 19 • 18 points, a season-high seven rebounds, four assists and three steals at San Diego State Feb. 16 • Team-high 15 points (5-6 FGs, 5-5 FTs) at UNLV Jan. 22 • second assist at Utah Jan. 19 made him the MWC's career leader...despite having the flu, he finished with 15 points, five assists and three steals in 35 minutes • 23 points, seven assists and one turnover against San Diego State Jan. 15...tied a career-high with four threes • 24 points at Wyoming Jan. 8, tying a career-high with four threes...added six assists • 19 points and eight assists in the double-OT loss at Dayton...added five rebounds, one block, one steal and just one turnover in a career-high 47 minutes...it's the most minutes by a Lobo since Greg Brown (48) and Canonchet Neves (49) against New Mexico State on Dec. 11, 1993 • All-tournament team at the Las Vegas Classic with 32 points (16-17 FTs) and nine rebounds against Colorado and Northern Iowa • Seven assists and no turnovers in 21 minutes against The Citadel • 16 points, four rebounds and eight assists in the win over New Mexico State in The Pit • 19 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals in 40 minutes in the OT victory at New Mexico State...was 11-14 from the FT line • Tied a career-high against Northwood with five steals, plus 12 points and six assists • Team-high 18 points and five assists against Arizona State

    2009-10 • Junior
    First team all-MWC • Arguably played the best basketball of his UNM career the last month of the season • Averaged 13.3 points and 3.9 assists in all games, but 14.3 ppg in MWC games, which was sixth-best in the MWC...averaged a team-high 19.8 ppg the last seven games and 16.6 over the final 12 • 260 FTs attempted is third-most in a season at UNM while 195 FTs made ranks fourth...108 (of 145) FTs in 16 MWC games, more than any other player in the league • Second in MWC in assist/TO ratio at 2.2, but 39 assists and just 15 TOs the last 10 games • At the NCAA Tournament, he averaged 20 ppg in two games, making 10-15 FTs...15 points vs. Montana, going 7-10 from the line • Tied a career-high with 25 points against Washington...set career-best with 11 FGs made and 20 FGs attempted...most shots were on powerful drives to the basket...had 15 of the Lobos' 32 points in the first half...also four rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes • Averaged 18.5 ppg in two MWC Tournament games, making 19-20 FTs...scored 20 points, making 14-15 FTs vs. Air Force...also four rebounds and four assists in 33 minutes...led the team with 17 points vs. San Diego State...went 2-4 from behind the arc, including one with 48 seconds left to get the Lobos within one • 23 points for the second straight game in the win at #13/11 BYU...also six assists and just one turnover • 23 points, including 7-7 FTs in the second half and 4-4 in the final 29 seconds to seal the win at Colorado State • 2 FTs with 2.5 seconds remaining that secured the 59-56 final vs. Air Force • Team-high 19 points at Utah, 14 coming in the second half • Scored nine of UNM's 12 points during one stretch in the second half • 15 points at (23/25) UNLV with 12 coming in the second half...was 9-9 at the FT line with six assists • 15 points, 11 coming in the second half, vs. San Diego State...11-14 from the line • Set then career-high 25 points in the win over #12/10 BYU in The Pit, making 6-10 FGs and 12-17 FTs...scored UNM's last nine points in the final 1:30 to ice the 76-72 win...17 FT attempts were the most by a Lobo since Danny Granger had 18 at Colorado State on March 6, 2004 • Game-high 17 points on 3-5 FGs and 10-10 FTs vs. Colorado State in The Pit...also five assists and his second career dunk • 13 points, four rebounds and six assists vs. Utah despite coming out of the game in the first half with a slightly hyper-extended left elbow • 17 points vs. UNLV in The Pit, going 13-15 at the line • 18 points vs. Dayton, making 12-15 FTs • 13 points, six assists, four rebounds and four steals at Oral Roberts • 14 points, four rebounds and six assists in the win over #16/18 Texas A&M • 21 points, four rebounds, four assists and just one turnover at San Diego...had 16 points in the second half • 14 points, five assists and four rebounds at New Mexico State

    2008-09 • SOPHOMORE
    Only Lobo to start every game • Averaged 8.1 points and a team-high 4.1 assists (140 total), good for second in the MWC • Also fifth in the league in assist/TO ratio (1.82) and ninth in steals (39, 1.15 pg) • Lobos were 12-1 when he had five or more assists in a games • Tied a season-high with 20 points against Wyoming in the MWC Tournament • Last nine games: 11.1 ppg on 24-53 FGs, 7-13 from 3-point and 45-62 FTs, 36 assists and 12 steals • 50 assists and just 18 turnovers in the last 12 games • Had a three-game stretch from Feb. 3-11 with 14 assists and zero turnovers in 66 minutes • A real warrior at Colorado State, scoring all 18 of his points in the second half/overtime before fouling out with nine seconds left in the second OT...added eight assists in a season-high 39 minutes despite playing with a sore back • 15 points, four assists and two steals in NIT game at Notre Dame, which is 30 minutes from his hometown • Career-high 20 points on 4-7 FGs, 2-4 from 3-pt. and 10-13 FT's vs. Central Florida...also had seven assists • Career-high 11 assists vs. Ole Miss • Career-high five steals vs. Oral Roberts, notching his final pick on the last play of the game to preserve the Lobo victory...added 9 assists • 15 points at BYU, 3-3 from 3-point • Eight points and a game-high seven assists at Air Force

    2007-08 • FRESHMAN
    CollegeHoops.net honorable mention High-Major All-Freshman • Started last 28 games at the point...most starts by a freshman point guard since John Robinson II started 30 of 34 games in 1998-99 • Averaged 7.8 ppg and 3.18 apg • Led the team and was eighth in the MWC with 3.18 apg...led all MWC newcomers in assists...105 assists are the most by a Lobo since Marlon Parmer had 182 in 2001 • Fifth Lobo freshman with 100 assists • Second on the team with 44 steals...1.33 spg was 10th in the MWC...26 steals in 16 MWC games tied for third in the league and led all newcomers • averaged 7.8 ppg...second among MWC freshmen...257 points is 10th all-time among Lobo freshmen • Shared the Outstanding Defensive Player award with J.R. Giddens at the postseason banquet

    A 2007 graduate of Concord High School in Elkhart, Ind. • Two-time first team all-area selection and a three-star recruit who was rated the No. 28 point guard in the nation by Scout.com • Led Concord to a 13-7 record as a senior, scoring 21.8 ppg • Also averaged 4.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.8 steals • Shot 56.3% from the floor • Led the Northern Lakes Conference in scoring, posting 19.6 points per game in league action • Scored 1,330 points in his high school career, ranking 9th all-time at Concord, the same high school that produced Shawn Kemp • Led Concord to the sectional title as a junior with a 22-2 record, averaging 22.3 ppg, four rebounds and four assists • Played running back and safety on the football team

    Born Oct. 21, 1988, in Elkhart • Full name is Dairese Layton Gary • Son of Gregory and Dennise Gary • Has two older brothers, Martes and Shawntes • Shawntes was a senior on the Western Michigan basketball team in 2008-09 • Majoring in University Studies
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