Another Offer For Long Island Big Man

Another offer for John Garcia

Connecticut made the move today to extend a scholarship offer to Brentwood (New York) big man John Garcia, 6-foot-9. Garcia, who was named to the Reebok ABCD All Star game in early July, had a terrific spring and summer in AAU competition.

Garcia already has offers from Richmond, Villanova, Pittsburgh, St. John's, and Seton Hall. He has also had some interest from Kentucky, though Tubby Smith's program has yet to offer a scholarship.

Garcia is a very efficient player around the basket. He blocks shots, rebounds, throws a solid outlet pass, and can score with his back to the basket. In addition, he has a soft touch that is likely to get better as his range improves.

"I plan on taking unofficial visits to Pittsburgh and Connecticut in August," Garcia said. "Then I will take some official visits in September when school starts."

Garcia said he doesn't have a favorite in his recruiting. "I just want to see what the schools look like and meet the coaches," he said. "They are all great schools."

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