Versatile big men are a hot commodity in the college and pro game right now, and few players in the class of 2020 epitomize what that means more than Dawson Garcia.
Although he is 6-foot-11, Garcia is not a traditional back to the basket big man. The Prior Lake, Minnesota product has good handles, can bring the ball up the floor, finish with both hands, and knock down perimeter shots.
According to the 247Sports Composite, Garcia is the No. 28 player in the country in the 2020 class, and the No. 6 power forward. He is rated as a five-star according to some services and a four-star on others.
Interest in Garcia is rapidly growing, and he has offers from a number of schools including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Purdue, Marquette and Baylor.
Indiana has been involved with Garcia for more than a year. As with almost all players from the Minnesota area, IU assistant coach Tom Ostrom is heavily involved in this recruitment.
Garcia plays for D1 Minnesota on the Adidas Gauntlet AAU circuit. He is AAU teammates with other IU 2020 targets including Kerwin Walton and Ben Carlson.
Garcia averaged 27.5 points per game for his junior season at Prior Lake.
This video is from two weeks ago at the Minnesota Battle of the Lakes event.
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