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Charles Garcia
Position: PF
Class: Junior
School: Seattle
Conference: Independents
HT: 6'9"
WT: 220
Biography: Garcia was originally headed to Washington but couldn't gain admission to the school. Instead, the projected forward had a buzz-worthy, breakout campaign for former Huskies assistant Cameron Dollar at nearby Seattle University with a team-best 18.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Garcia averaged 26 points in his first nine Division I games, including 41 against Wofford, but his production decreased as the season progressed. He averaged 15.7 points over his final 22 games and 13.7 in his last nine. A former all-state player at Los Angeles' Dorsey High School, concerns about eligibility led Garcia to two different schools before he landed at Riverside (Calif.) Community College. He averaged a team-best 14.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks as a freshman but left during his sophomore season for Yuba College in upstate Marysville, Calif., to work on his academics. The 21-year-old Garcia seems to have the physical skills worthy of a selection in the draft, especially his uncanny ball handling for a big man - thanks in part to playing guard when he was younger. However, facing better competition may be a tough adjustment for him. Garcia played only six games against major-conference teams in his 31 games with the Redhawks, but did average 18.8 points and 6.0 rebounds in those matchups.

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2009 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
18.7 47.4 8.3 1.0 61.5
 
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