Jarret started out Mount St. Michael Academy as a starry eyed boy with his head in his books and his hands on the ball. When I spoke to Jarrett about his time here at the Mount he expressed a great appreciate for the “tremendous education” he had received, the people he met, and the guidance and discipline Coach Fraher and other Mount faculty taught him on and off of the court. Lockhart could not emphasize enough how much the Mount has contributed to his overall success.
Mr. Fraher stated that “When Lockhart was a Junior the team was 28-1 and New York State Federation Champs. As a senior, we were 22-4 and CHSAA City Champs. His three-year Varsity record (soph., Jr., Sr.,) was 68-11. He was the Daily News and New York Post 1st Team All-City, a McDonalds Honorable mention, High School All-American, and was recruited by numerous Big East, ACC schools! With his classmate and best friend, Brendan Dunlop, they were among the two best players I have ever coached!”
Jarrett's move from basketball to politics seems to be a smooth one. As qouted in the Bronx News, “the transition has been beneficial because I can relate to my experiences in basketball and with people,”he says. “It's just on a bigger scale.” Baez first discovered Lockhart in the Bronx while at a fundraising event for the basketball court. Lockhart has played on courts all over the world from the University of Pittsburgh to his final season with the Denain Voltaire in France, but he is now home - in the Bronx. Coach Fraher knew Lockhart would win in whatever game he played.
Jarrett Lockhart is a proud example of an alumnus with “a heart that knows no bounds.”
Bill Bradley once made that transition from the basketball court to the arena of politics. The former New York Knick at times had the name in his unsuccessful bid for the presidency of the United States.
Many use lables to categorize people as pursuing one main career, especially athletes. Our man Jarrett Lockhart slamdunks this notion, but not in his usual style.