Could the Best Player in the West be Playing for Seattle?

November 29th, 2009 by Jakob Kagel Leave a reply »
Washington fans may remember Charles Garcia.

The talented big man was originally slated to play for the Huskies, both when he came out of high school and when he transferred from Riverside Community College.

Unfortunately he didn't qualify academically either time, and is now playing under former Washington assistant Cameron Dollar at the University of Seattle.

Now, Washington is wishing that they had him, because Garcia is putting up the best numbers of any big man in the country.

Garcia is averaging 26.1 points a game, including a 41 point outburst against Wofford and grabbing 9.4 rebounds a game (with three double-double's through seven games).

What's also notable is that he has put up these numbers against pretty decent competition.

Through their first seven games, Seattle has played only one independent (Presbyterian) and has played formidable foes such as Oklahoma State, Portland (5-0), Utah (beat Illinois), Weber State (Big Sky favorite), and Wofford (beat Georgia, lost to Pitt by three).

Garcia has even caught the eye of ESPN NBA analyst Chad Ford, who says, "If he can clear what looks lik ...

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