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Dawson Garcia Officially Headed To North Carolina

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The former Marquette Golden Eagles basketball star Dawson Garcia is officially headed to Chapel Hill to play basketball this upcoming season.

The North Carolina Tar Heels had one of the best frontcourts in all of college basketball, but Garrison Brooks and Walker Kessler both transferred and Day’Ron Sharpe turned pro.

Garcia will join Armando Bacot to form the frontcourt for the team this season for upcoming Head Coach Hubert Davis.

Dawson Garcia

The 6’11” star averaged 13.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 blocks, and 0.3 steals in 29.7 minutes per game. Garcia shot 48 percent from the field, 35.6 percent from three, and 78.3 percent from the free-throw line. He started all 27 games as Garcia was awarded onto the 2020-21 Big East All-Freshman Team.

Garcia was one of only 18 high-major players to post an 8.0 percent offensive rebound rate, a 15 percent defensive rebound rate, and shot above 30 percent from beyond the arc.

The former Marquette star had 0.89 points-per-possession as a power-post player, but he scored 0.91 points-per-possession in the pick-and-pop possession. Garcia adds critical spacing to any secondary action or half-court set.

The majority of Garcia’s field goals this past season came unassisted as he shot 65.4 percent on put-back attempts this season.

Although Garcia lacks vertical bounce, he shot 64.2 percent at the rim in which he is a solid paint finisher. He only blocked 0.6 shots per 40 minutes this season in which his wingspan is just shy of six-foot-eleven and a standing reach of eight-foot-eleven.

Last season, Garcia had six games where he scored 20 points or more in which his highest scoring output was 28 against the Villanova Wildcats.

Since Garcia put his name in the Transfer Portal before July 1st, he will be eligible to play for the Tar Heels this season.

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