With summer AAU and live period action largely now complete, we are entering list cutting and commitment season for college basketball recruiting.
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Status — OFFERED (April 2019)
Hometown – Prior Lake, Minnesota (Prior Lake High School)
Position – Forward
Height – 6-foot-11
Weight – 225
AAU – D1 Minnesota (Adidas)
247 Sports Composite Rating – 4-star (No. 32)
Primary Competition – North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Minnesota, Arizona, Texas, Marquette
Timeline — Garcia is in the process of deciding which visits he will take this fall. Those announcements should start coming out at any time. Garcia would then decide by the November early signing period at the earliest but could very well extend into the winter.
Indiana Connections — IU assistant Tom Ostrom is from the same area of Minnesota and has known Garcia for a long time. Ostrom is well connected to the entire D1 Minnesota program and he successfully recruited Race Thompson. IU 2020 commits Anthony Leal and Trey Galloway have both said that they are friends with Garcia and trying to get him to visit.
Numbers — Garcia averaged 27.5 points and 11 rebounds a game as a high school junior at Prior Lake for a 25-4 top five ranked team. He was ill during a significant portion of the AAU season and did not compile meaningful statistics according to the Adidas Gauntlet site.
RECRUITING SERVICE ASSESSMENTS
“Length allows him to block shots, and he is a capable rebounder. As he gets stronger, all parts of his game should begin to come together. He isn’t an elite athlete, but he does have solid explosion off the court. He is very skilled. Can make shots out to the three-point line, is very good going off the dribble, and also can pass. His upside is significant, and he does have a little bit more potential than production. Keeps improving and has an excellent chance to stick in the NBA for a long time.”
— Brian Snow, 247Sports
“Garcia has been able to do some working out and he’s noticeably stronger than he was earlier in the summer. For a guy as lean as he is, any strength helps and he was doing a nice job of shedding contact to score.
He has great size, can handle the ball, is very mobile, was draining threes and had one of the dunks of the night in traffic.”
— Eric Bossi, Rivals
“I’ve been friends with Dawson Garcia the last year or two playing against him on the circuit,” Leal said. “So I am definitely going to talk to him just to try get his mind thinking about IU.”
“They’ve (IU) had players in the past that play the way I do, and they were able to have success at the next level.”“I like the coaching staff a lot. I’m probably going to take a visit soon there, just kind of check out the facilities and all that.”
ALL DAWSON GARCIA CONTENT FROM THE DAILY HOOSIER