Ángel García

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ángel "Piwi" García
No. 17 – CB Granada
Position Strong forward
League LEB Oro
Personal information
Born (1988-07-11) July 11, 1988 (age 26)
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
Nationality Puerto Rican
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Central (East Chicago, Indiana)
College Memphis (2009–2011)
Pro career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 CB Axarquía
2011–present CB Granada

Ángel Luis García García (born July 11, 1988) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player. García began playing basketball in his native municipality, before moving to Lake Forest Illinois and playing one year for Lake Forest Academy, then transferring to East Chicago, Indiana, where he attended East Chicago Central High School.[1] García, Kawann Short and E'Twaun Moore led E.C. Central to a 23-3 overall record and won the Indiana Class 4A state title.

While in high school, he was included in the World Team that participated in the Nike Hoops Summit.[1] García was recruited to the University of Memphis by John Calipari, but was unable to play during his freshman year after confronting difficulties to meet the standards of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Eligibility Center. After being cleared, he was included in the roster but suffered an MCL injury that kept him inactive for months. Despite being expected to miss the entire season, García was cleared to play in February, participating with the team throughout the final stages of the season and post-season tournaments.

[1] In December 2010, he decided to sign with CB Málaga of the Liga ACB in Spain after playing only limited time in the gaming scheme of Memphis' new coach, Josh Pastner.[2] García debuted as a professional in the team's LEB Oro affiliate CB Axarquía.

In 2011, García signed to play for CB Granada.[3] García tore the ligaments of his right knee on 11 October during a practice with the C.B. Granada team. [4]

In 2013 the Puerto Rico BSN his draft with the Piratas de Quebradillas was traded for Vaqueros de Bayamon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Player Bio: Angel Garcia". University of Memphis. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  2. ^ Raúl Álzaga (2010-12-14). "Deportes - Baloncesto". Ángel "Piwi" García camino a España (in Spanish). Primera Hora. 
  3. ^ Ángel ‘Piwi’ García vuelve a España de la mano de C.B. Granada Solobasket. September 21, 2011
  4. ^ [1] | author=Angel Santos | publisher = Boricuas Ballers

External links[edit]