Angel Garcia down to two: IU and Memphis

  • 08/23/2007 5:24 pm in

Angel GarciaAfter spending much of his summer practicing and then competing in the FIBA U-19 World Championships for the Puerto Rico national team, East Chicago big man Angel Garcia has narrowed his list of schools to two: Indiana and Memphis.

There was speculation that Garcia could end up at Florida or Louisville, but according to his AAU coach, both of those schools have been eliminated, per Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com (subscription required).

“It’s down to Indiana and Memphis,” said CAPS All Stars coach Eric Cole. “They have both been with him the longest and even watched him in Serbia. Angel really appreciated that. Those two schools worked the hardest to recruit him.”

I’ve really got no idea where Garcia will end up, but I’ve heard from various sources since last winter that Indiana is the school to beat for Garcia. The only concern seems to be with his academics. Will Garcia have the necessary coursework completed to be a freshman in the fall of 2008?

If Coach Sampson and staff are able to add Garcia to the already assembled group of Ebanks, Mackey and Roth, we’re going to be looking at a second straight top five class. Throw in the fact that Tyler Zeller is also a possibility and the future is looking mighty bright in Bloomington.

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  • kelin

    WOW….if we get Garcia and Zeller, KS and his staff deserve a hefty raise, bonus, or a nice dinner…hell I will cook it for them.

    Question….would a Garcia commit deter Zeller? They are two different players but have some similarities. Garcia is a better ball handler with probaly more range. I am surprised PU isn’t on Garcia hard with his teammate going there…

  • kelin

    WOW….if we get Garcia and Zeller, KS and his staff deserve a hefty raise, bonus, or a nice dinner…hell I will cook it for them.

    Question….would a Garcia commit deter Zeller? They are two different players but have some similarities. Garcia is a better ball handler with probaly more range. I am surprised PU isn’t on Garcia hard with his teammate going there…

  • HotRedHead

    Garcia is now down to two and Zeller is down to four. I think we have a better shot at Garcia. I don’t know much about him but bring on the big men. Zeller still has ND on his list and that is where his brother Mr. Ind is playing ball…

  • HotRedHead

    Garcia is now down to two and Zeller is down to four. I think we have a better shot at Garcia. I don’t know much about him but bring on the big men. Zeller still has ND on his list and that is where his brother Mr. Ind is playing ball…

  • kelin

    If I had to compare Garcia to someone, I would compare him too Josh McRoberts lite! Strong kid, good shooter with range, VERY good ball handler at his site, and has a nice post game. I would be happier getting him than Tyler (but I haven’t seen tyler play so I am biased) Garcia was the difference in the state championship to me against EJ/North Central.

  • kelin

    If I had to compare Garcia to someone, I would compare him too Josh McRoberts lite! Strong kid, good shooter with range, VERY good ball handler at his site, and has a nice post game. I would be happier getting him than Tyler (but I haven’t seen tyler play so I am biased) Garcia was the difference in the state championship to me against EJ/North Central.

  • Zach

    As Kelin alluded to, Garcia was great in the championship game earlier in the year. He looked really athletic for a player of his size, and he was able be a presence on offense on the inside and outside.

    Hopefully, we can one up Memphis this time.

  • Zach

    As Kelin alluded to, Garcia was great in the championship game earlier in the year. He looked really athletic for a player of his size, and he was able be a presence on offense on the inside and outside.

    Hopefully, we can one up Memphis this time.