Garcia Delays Pittsburgh Trip

Long Island big man John Garcia still keeps the National Champs high on his list and also has a chance in his visit sked

John Garcia, a 6-foot-9 center from Brentwood High School in Brentwood, New York, told the Insiders Report that he will not be taking the previously scheduled unofficial visit to Pittsburgh tomorrow. "My parents couldn't make it," Garcia said. "And they want to be there when I take these visits."

Garcia, who also lists St. John's, Connecticut, Villanova, and Seton Hall among his favorites, said his visit could be rescheduled to next Thursday if his parents are able to go.

"I am still interested in taking the visit," said Garcia, who will land in the Insiders Report top 50 players in our national list to be released next week. "It could happen next Thursday or it may not depending upon whether we can all visit."

Garcia, who was named the Reebok senior All Star game in early July, played this past summer with the Long Island Lightning and Chris Phillips' New York Elite AAU program. He plays efficiently with his back to the basket and is a terrific shot-blocker.

John has offers from each of the five schools left on his list -- Connecticut, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova, and Pittsburgh. "I don't have a leader," he said.

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