Panther Basketball: Visits grow

The impressive list of players from New York ready to visit the University of Pittsburgh campus continues to grow.

This upcoming Tuesday, Brentwood High School big man John Garcia, 6-foot-9, will take an unofficial visit to the Panthers campus. Garcia also plans to visit Seton Hall on Monday. After his trip to South Orange to meet up with the Seton Hall coaches, Garcia will then drive with his family to Pittsburgh for a Tuesday unofficial trip.

"Pittsburgh has a good program," Garcia said. "It's in the Big East and they have had a winning program there."

John Garcia, a 6-foot-9 center/power forward from Brentwood High School in New York, will take two unofficial visits next week. Garcia will first visit Seton Hall on Monday and then take a trip to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Garcia, who met up with St. John's head coach Norm Roberts yesterday on the Red Storm campus, also has serious interest in Villanova and Connecticut.

"It went great at St. John's yesterday," Garcia said. "We cleared the air with questions and answers. It was good."

Garcia had an outstanding summer. He was first named to the Reebok All Star game in early July at FDU in Teaneck, New Jersey. He also played with Chris Phillips AAU program, the New York Elite in Los Angeles before hurting his ankle. Garcia also played in Orlando at the Showcase the the Long Island Lightning.

"I could see all the schools on my list before school starts (September 8th)," Garcia said. "Anything can happen. I could have a decision before then. I plan also to see Connecticut sometime too."

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