The Sacramento Kings have an array of talented swing men. There is up and coming star Kevin Martin, the gifted yet troubled Ron Artest, the unheralded do everything John Salmons and then there is Francisco Garcia. The 6'7 G/F has contributed in all three of his years with the Kings, but following the trade of Mike Bibby, it appears that Garcia might be ready to take his game to the next level.
February 24, 2008
Francisco Garcia, who capped three basketball seasons at the University of Louisville by helping the Cardinals reach the 2005 NCAA Final Four, was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the first round of the 2005 National Basketball Association Draft on Tuesday.
June 28, 2005
Five newcomers make their debuts in the latest of our "mock" first rounds of the June 28 NBA Draft. Among those are a guard (Francisco Garcia) who played for Rick Pitino at Louisville and two other backcourt players who played for former Pitino assistant coaches. They are Julius Hodge (who played for Herb Sendek at North Carolina State) and Matt Walsh (Billy Donovan and Florida).
June 16, 2005
Rick Pitino said last Saturday following Louisville's 72-57 loss to Illinois in the national semifinals there remained a chance that 6-7 junior forward Francisco Garcia might return for his senior season. However, just five days after making that statement, Pitino now says he expects the Cardinals' leading scorer to take his multi-dimensional skills to the NBA.
April 8, 2005