As a Junior (2005-06): Led the Wave in assists with 93, ranked second in steals (34) and fourth in rebounding (4.2). In two C-USA Tournament games, tallied eight points, nine rebounds and 13 assists. Had a career-best eight assists in the tourney loss to Memphis (3/9). Sparked the Green Wave comeback against Tulsa (3/4) with nine second-half points and seven rebounds. Had four second-half steals in the win over Southern Miss (3/1), while also hitting the go-ahead three with 4:34 to go and burying two free throws with 15.9 seconds remaining. Had his fifth career double-figure scoring game with 13 against Loyola (2/7). His free throw with 11.3 seconds to go against SMU (2/1) gave the Wave a three-point lead, forcing SMU to shoot an off-balance three at the buzzer. Had seven rebounds and buried six free throws in the final 33 seconds to ice the East Carolina victory (1/21). Scored 11 points with three rebounds, four assists and no turnovers against LSU (1/3). Tallied 50 points, 36 rebounds and 25 assists in the five-game stretch from Valpo to St. Edwards. Recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds in the win over TCU (12/7). Earned All-Tournament honors at the Hawkeye Challenge. Scored a career-high 18 points to go with six assists and four rebounds in his first career start against Fairfield (12/3). Took over the second half of the Valpo game (12/2), finishing with 14 points (6-of-6 FTs), eight rebounds, three assists and three steals.
As a Redshirt (2004-05): Redshirted the 2004-05 season as a transfer.
Before Tulane: Attended Villanova for one semester before transferring to Pittsburgh and walking on to the football team for the 2003 season. Played on the scout team for the Panthers, who were led by star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
Prep: An all-conference selection for Coach Chuck Crummie, helping the Vikings to a pair of league titles. Also lettered in fotball for three years, earning third-team all-state recognition as a wide receiver while helping the team to the league championship at Heinz Field.
Personal: Born May 1, 1984 in Pittsburgh. The son of Walter and Patricia Garcia. Majoring in history at Tulane.
Garcia's Career Stats:
|Year ||G-GS ||Min-Avg ||FG-A ||Pct. ||3FG-A ||Pct. ||FT-A ||Pct. ||O-D-Reb ||Avg. ||PF-D ||Ast ||TO ||Blk ||Stl ||TP ||Avg.|
|2005-06 ||29-4 ||668-23.0 ||46-101 ||.455 ||10-35 ||.286 ||54-69 ||.783 ||18-104-122 ||4.2 ||41-0 ||93 ||64 ||2 ||34 ||156 ||5.4|