Francisco García (basketball)

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Francisco García
Francisco-Garcia.jpg
García with the Dominican Republic national team in 2011
Free agent
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born December 31, c. 1981[a]
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Nationality Dominican
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school The Winchendon School
(Winchendon, Massachusetts)
College Louisville (2002–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Pro career 2005–present
Career history
20052013 Sacramento Kings
20132014 Houston Rockets
Stats at NBA.com

Francisco Alberto García (born December 31, c. 1981[a]) is a Dominican professional basketball player who last played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The 6'7", 195-pound swingman played college basketball at the University of Louisville before being selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 23rd overall pick of the 2005 NBA draft.

College career[edit]

As a college basketball player at Louisville under coach Rick Pitino, García enjoyed great success along with future NBA player Reece Gaines. He averaged 15.7 points per game as a junior and, along with teammate and best friend Taquan Dean, led his 4th-seeded team to the 2005 Final Four in Saint Louis, Missouri.

In April 2005, he declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.

Professional career[edit]

Sacramento Kings (2005–2013)[edit]

García was selected with the 23rd overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2005 NBA draft. In his rookie season for the Kings, García appeared in 67 games and averaged 5.6 points per game. In September 2008, he signed a five-year contract extension with the Kings.[6]

Houston Rockets (2013–2014)[edit]

On February 20, 2013, García was traded to the Houston Rockets along with Thomas Robinson and Tyler Honeycutt in exchange for Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas and Cole Aldrich.[7]

On August 5, 2013, García re-signed with the Rockets.[8]

On August 22, 2014, García again re-signed with the Rockets.[9] On December 19, 2014, he was waived by the Rockets following the acquisition of Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved in a trade.[10]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Sacramento 67 11 19.4 .400 .285 .772 2.8 1.4 .6 .7 5.6
2006–07 Sacramento 79 5 17.8 .429 .356 .833 2.6 1.1 .6 .5 6.0
2007–08 Sacramento 79 20 26.5 .463 .391 .779 3.3 1.6 1.2 .6 12.3
2008–09 Sacramento 65 36 30.4 .444 .398 .820 3.4 2.3 1.2 1.0 12.7
2009–10 Sacramento 25 4 23.0 .466 .390 .882 2.6 1.8 .4 .8 8.1
2010–11 Sacramento 58 34 23.9 .436 .362 .855 2.3 1.2 .9 .8 9.7
2011–12 Sacramento 49 3 16.3 .376 .290 .800 2.0 .6 .7 .8 4.8
2012–13 Sacramento 40 15 17.8 .376 .367 .857 1.7 1.1 .8 .8 5.2
2012–13 Houston 18 5 17.7 .432 .386 .857 1.3 1.1 .8 .4 6.4
2013–14 Houston 55 4 19.7 .401 .358 .526 2.2 1.1 .5 .6 5.7
2014–15 Houston 14 0 14.3 .270 .222 .250 1.2 1.1 .6 .4 3.2
Career 549 137 21.6 .427 .357 .799 2.6 1.4 .8 .7 7.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006 Sacramento 6 0 6.8 .455 .250 1.000 .3 .2 .3 .3 2.2
2013 Houston 6 3 27.3 .440 .459 .600 3.3 1.5 .7 .8 10.7
2014 Houston 2 0 11.0 .333 .000 .705 1.0 .0 .0 .0 3.5
Career 14 3 16.2 .433 .409 .727 1.7 .7 .4 .5 6.0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Some sources list him as being born on December 31, 1981,[1][2][3] while others state he was born on December 31, 1980.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Francisco Garcia Stats, Video, Bio, Profile". NBA.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Francisco Garcia NBA & ABA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "Francisco Garcia – Yahoo! Sports". Yahoo.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Francisco Garcia Stats, News, Videos, Highlights, Pictures, Bio". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Francisco Garcia – SG – Houston Rockets – NBA". CBSSports.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kings and Francisco Garcia will sign extension". InsideHoops.com. September 25, 2008. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Rockets Acquire Robinson, Garcia and Honeycutt". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 20, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rockets Ink Garcia and Henriquez". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Rockets Re-Sign Francisco Garcia". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Rockets Acquire Veterans Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved in Three-Team Trade with Timberwolves and 76ers". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 

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