Garcia Makes his Pick
St. Thomas More School and New York Jayhawks forward Jared Garcia announced a verbal commitment to Charlotte on Thursday following his official visit to their campus over the weekend.
Garcia is in his fourth season at the Connecticut prep school after having arrived as a young sophomore. He joined the Jayhawks this past spring and helped them to become one of the top programs in the Adidas Gauntlet after having previously suited up for the Rens and Houston Defenders in recent years.
Long and powerful with bounce, soft touch, and skill, Garcia is uniquely talented and equally versatile with still a lot of upside left to discover. He's capable of taking the ball off the glass to start the break, exploding up to finish in traffic, and stepping out to make open threes.
He appears to be on the verge of a breakout post-graduate year for St. Thomas More and if that comes to fruition than Charlotte will have been wise to land his commitment early.
Below is Garcia's announcement edit from Thursday as well as some highlights from this past spring and summer.