41  Angel Garcia
Angel Garcia

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

High School:
East Chicago Central HS (Ind.)

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 245

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1L


Career
Played in 20 games, making one start ... Averaged 6.5 points and 1.9 rebounds ... Recorded three assists, nine blocked shots and four steals ... Shot 45.7 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line ... Left the Memphis program after eight games into his junior season in 2010-11 to play professionally in Spain ... Finished the fall semester in early December of 2010 and left for Spain in mid-December ... Saw his first collegiate action in early February of his sophomore season (2009-10) ... Was thought to be out the entire 2009-10 campaign with a torn right ACL that he suffered in individual workouts in early September of 2009 ... Through a rigorous rehabilitation, returned to the court in February ... Missed entire freshman year as a result of not passing through the NCAA Clearinghouse.

2010-11 Season (Junior)
Played only eight games before making a decision to accept an professional basketball contact in Spain in mid-December 2010 ... Averaged 6.1 points and 3.0 rebounds ... Had one assist, three blocked shots and two steals ... Shot 35.1 percent from the field, 31.3 percent from the three-point line and 85.7 percent from the charity stripe ... Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in all eight non-league games before leaving the program to pursue a professional career in Spain in mid-December 2010 ... Averaged 13.0 minutes per game ... Averaged 6.1 points and 3.0 rebounds ... Had one assist, three blocked shots and two steals ... Shot 35.1 percent from the field, 31.3 percent from the three-point line and 85.7 percent from the charity stripe ... In his final contest in a Tigers uniform, grabbed one rebound in eight minutes of action in a neutral-site loss to Kansas in the Jimmy V Classic ... Scored three points and blocked one shot in a home win over Western Kentucky ... Had two points and two boards in a home overtime victory over Arkansas State ... Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in a home win over Tennessee Martin ... Also netted a season-best 15 points vs. Tennessee Martin ... Hit a season-high five FG vs. the Skyhawks ... Had four points and three rebounds in a neutral-site win over LSU ... Scored nine points and added two rebounds and two steals (career high) in a home victory over Northwestern State ... Scored 14 points and pulled down five rebounds in the home season-opener win over Centenary ... Played a career-best 23 minutes vs. Centenary.

2009-10 Season (Sophomore)
Missed the first 22 games of the season after suffering an ACL tear in his right knee in individual workouts in early September ... Returned to the court for his first game action of the year in early February ... Played in the Tigers' final 12 games ... Made one start ... Averaged 6.8 points (seventh on team) and 1.2 rebounds ... Had two assists, six blocks and two steals ... Shot 52.6 percent from the floor, 41.4 percent from the three-point arc and 75 percent from the free throw line ... Was second on the team in both field goal percentage and three-point field goal percentage ... Postseason (NIT/C-USA Tournament): Played double-digit minutes in each of the Tigers' three postseason games ... Averaged 13.7 minutes per contest ... Made first collegiate start in the postseason ... Averaged 10.7 points and 1.7 rebounds ... Had two assists, two blocked shots and one steal ... Shot 61.1 percent from the floor, 66.7 percent from the three-point line and 66.7 percent from the foul line ... In two NIT games, averaged 13.5 points and 1.5 rebounds ... Had one assist, two blocks and one steal ... Shot 64.3 percent from the field, 71.4 percent from the arc and 66.7 percent from the charity stripe ... Netted a career-high 17 points vs. Ole Miss in the NIT second round ... Scored the 17 points on 6-of-11 FG, 3-of-5 treys and 2-of-4 FT ... The three treys were a career best ... Had 10 points, two rebounds, two blocked shots and one assist in the Tigers' thrilling 73-71 NIT first-round win over St. John's ... The two blocks tied a career high ... Had a perfect shooting game vs. the Red Storm with 3-of-3 FG, 2-of-2 treys and 2-of-2 FT ... Made his first collegiate start vs. St. John's and played a season-high 17 minutes ... In Conference USA Tournament quarterfinal vs. Houston, scored five points and added two boards and one assist in 10 minutes of action ... Conference USA play: After returning from injury, played the final eight league games ... Averaged 8.4 minutes per contest ... Posted averages of 6.1 points and 1.1 rebounds ... Had four blocked shots and one steal ... Shot 51.4 percent from the floor, 33.3 percent from the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line ... Scored 11 points in the regular season finale win over Tulsa ... Grabbed a season-best four boards vs. the Golden Hurricane ... Also had a career-high two blocks vs. Tulsa ... Had three points and one rebound in 11 minutes in a road victory at UAB ... Scored 13 points in a road loss at Houston ... Set career highs for FG attempts (12) and trey attempts (7) vs. the Cougars ... Scored three points in a home win over SMU ... Grabbed two rebounds in a road win at Tulane ... Had his "coming-out" party in the Tigers' road victory at Tulsa ... In only his third game back after returning from injury, scored 16 points and added one board and one steal ... Hit a career-best seven FG vs. the Golden Hurricane ... Netted his 16 points on 7-of-9 FG and 2-of-4 treys ... Scored three points vs. UCF in his Conference USA debut ... Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played his only non-Conference USA game after returning from injury against Gonzaga in early February ... Played four minutes vs. the Bulldogs and missed his only two FG attempts (both trey attempts).

2008-09 Season (Freshman)
Did not see any game action as a result of not passing through the NCAA Clearinghouse ... Was cleared to practice with the squad in January, but could not play in games and travel with the team on road trips ... Was able to participate in individual workouts in the fall ... Was allowed to practice with the team the first two weeks of preseason drills while the NCAA Clearinghouse made a decision on his eligibility ... Only practiced two days as he suffered an MCL injury to his left knee and did not return to the court until January.

High School
Played for the World Select Team at the 11th annual Nike Hoops Summit in Portland, Ore., in April of 2008 ... Had four points (2-of-3 FG) and four rebounds for the World Select Team ... Named one of Hoosier Basketball Magazine's Top 60 seniors in 2007-08 ... Rated No. 47 overall player and No. 17 power forward by Rivals.com ... Scouthoops.com rated him the No. 36 overall player and the No. 19 power forward in the country ... Ranked the No. 72 overall player and No. 22 power forward by ESPN.com ... Rated the No. 62 player in the nation by RiseMag.com in its final 2008 rankings ... As a senior at East Chicago, averaged 17.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.1 blocks ... Earned Associated Press Indiana All-State high honorable mention in 2007-08 ... Helped lead East Chicago to a 20-4 overall record and the Indiana Class 4A regional title game ... The Cardinals fell to South Bend Riley in the regional championship ... Had six blocked shots in helping lead East Chicago to its 13th sectional title with a 67-51 win over West Side ... In summer of 2007, played for Puerto Rico in the FIBA World Championship and averaged 13.8 points and 7.8 boards ... Averaged 10.9 points (third on team) and 7.3 rebounds (second on team) for the Cardinals as a junior ... Blocked a team-high 30 shots ... East Chicago finished 2006-07 with a 23-3 overall record and won the Indiana Class 4A state crown ... Scored 25 points and grabbed nine boards in helping lead East Chicago to an 87-83 victory over Indianapolis North Central (Eric Gordon) in the Indiana Class 4A state championship game ... The state title was East Chicago's first since 1971.

Personal
Full name is Angel Luis Garcia ... Birthday is July 11 ... Son of Luis and Ada Garcia ... An Interdisciplinary Studies major.

Garcia's Career Stats

GP-GS MIN/AVG FG-A FG-Pct 3G-A 3pt-Pct FT-A FT-pct OR-DR Tot/Avg A TO BL ST Pts/Avg
09-10 12-1 112/9.3 30-57 .526 12-29 .414 9-12 .750 3-11 14/1.2 2 7 6 2 81/6.8
10-11 8-0 104/13.0 13-37 .351 5-16 .313 18-21 .857 8-16 24/3.0 1 6 3 2 49/6.1
Total 20-1 216/10.8 43-94 .457 17-45 .378 27-33 .818 11-27 38/1.9 3 13 9 4 130/6.5


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