Garino with Argentina, in 2015.
|No. 29 - Baskonia|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||May 17, 1993|
Mar del Plata, Argentina
|Nationality||Argentine / Italian|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||203 lb (92 kg)|
|High school||Montverde Academy|
|College||George Washington (2012-2016)|
|NBA draft||2016 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Patricio "Pato" Garino Gullotta (born May 17, 1993) is an Argentine-Italian professional basketball player for the Baskonia of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. He played college basketball for George Washington University. He also represents the senior Argentine national team. He is a 2.01 m (6'7") tallshooting guard-small forward.
Garino played basketball, football and swimming in Mar del Plata. In 16 he moved to the United States. At the recommendation of then head coach Kevin Sutton, Garino attended Montverde Academy. Garino lead the Eagles to a 23-4 overall record and a No. 9 ranking in the final ESPNHS Powerade Fab 50 in 2011-12.
Following his high school coach, Garino spent four seasons at George Washington University. In his final season, he helped guide the Colonials to the 2016 NIT Championship and was named to the All-Tournament Team. He earned Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team and the All-Conference Second Team honors after averaging 14.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.37 steals in 32.0 minutes, while shooting .510 (203-398) from the field and .430 (58-135) from three-point range. He was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team in each of his final three seasons. For his collegiate career, he averaged 12.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.71 steals in 30.1 minutes while shooting .508 (567-1,1167) from the field and .364 (102-280) from long range. He ranks third in school history on George Washington's career steals list (219) and is 11th all-time in scoring (1,536 points). Garino helped lead the team to the 2014 NCAA tournament and the championship of the 2016 NIT.
After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Garino joined the Orlando Magic for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On July 29, 2016, he signed with the San Antonio Spurs, but was waived on October 22 after appearing in four preseason games. Seven days later, he was acquired by the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League as an affiliate of San Antonio.
On April 3, 2017, Garino signed with the Orlando Magic. He made his NBA debut the following night, recording one rebound in a 122-102 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. On August 1, 2017, he was waived by the Magic.
On September 1, 2017, Garino signed a three-year deal with Baskonia. In his first season with the club, he made debut in the 2017-18 EuroLeague season and made 23 appearances, averaging 4.5 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. In 2018-19 EuroLeague season, he made 18 appearances and averaged 5.6 points and 1.4 rebounds per game.
Garino is a member of the senior Argentine national basketball team. With Argentina's senior national team, he won a silver medal at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship. He also played at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup.
In 2019, he took part in the team that won the Pan American gold medal in Lima. He was included in the Argentine squad for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup and clinched silver medal with Argentina which emerged as runners-up to Spain at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
The son of Alicia Gullotta and Oscar Garino, he has two older sisters, Lorena and Natalia.