Garrett Bartholomew Temple is the son of Collis Temple Jr. and Soundra Johnson-Temple. He was born in 1986 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Collis was the first African-American to play basketball at LSU (1971-74). Garrett has two older brothers and a sister. For high school, he attended LSU Laboratory School, one of two university lab schools in Baton Rouge. In 2004, Temple averaged 13.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists in leading his team to the Class 2A state championship. He also competed in high school track and field as a long jump and triple jump specialist. Garrett's favorite food is gumbo. Fans can follow the veteran guard on both Twitter and Instagram @GTemp17. Since 2017, Garrett has hosted an annual summertime Father and Son Basketball Camp in his hometown.