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Posted On: 04/28/18 2:22 PM
Dominick Garcia was a crucial piece to a state semifinal SLAM group this season.
The 2018 guard averaged 15 PPG for SLAM as it went 32-1 and appeared in Lakeland before losing to eventual Class 4A state champion Westminster.
“I believe I grew as a player become more of a leader and a better defender. My average went down from 18 per game to 15, because we added a lot of players,” Garcia said. “But it helped us win so I was able to become a playmaker as well. All around it was a great season.”
The 6’3″, 175-pounder has no offers yet but he’s drawn interest from Towson, North Kentucky, West Georgia, Barry, Tampa, Kentucky State, Palm Beach Atlantic, Eastern College and a few Division III schools.
This spring and summer, Garcia is playing for Nike Team Florida as an unsigned senior.
“It’s a great feeling playing with a high profile team,” he said. “I feel like you get more attention from schools when they come to the gym. I played for Nike South beach and Triple Treat last year as well.”
Garcia pointed to his biggest strengths as his shooting ability, pick and roll, vision and knowledge of the game.
He wants to work on his defense and get stronger overall.
Garcia is used to having the ball in his hands as a combo guard who can shoot, slash and pass with ease. He’s earning important playing time this summer with Nike Team Florida as he looks to boost his stock.