Explosive finisher known for some highlight reel dunks
Runs the floor well
Ball-handling for a guy his size
Ability to attack the basket
Good range on his jump shot
Tough matchup in that he can post up smaller defenders or take bigger, slower guys off the dribble
Quick spin move on the block
Length is a major asset
Has great upside
Tends to space out on the defensive end
Gets whistled for dumb fouls due to a lack of discipline on defense
Decision-making as he sometimes tries to be too much of a point guard-type with his passes
All-around offensive game needs to be polished
Inconsistent outside shooter
Free throw shooting
Needs to do a better of job of handling double teams
Aggressiveness on the glass and as a shot blocker
Summary: Garcia blew up early on for Seattle University in his first year of Division I college hoops, earning him a lot of buzz as a potential first-round pick. However, as the season wore on, Garcia struggled to show the dominance he displayed early in the 2009-2010 season. Due to his size, athleticism and potential, he will likely get several second-round looks but will need to groom his game before he can crack an NBA rotation.
Player Comparison: Earl Clark. Garcia reminds me of Clark in that he is a tremendous athlete for someone his size. Both players are at their best when attacking the basket due to their ability to take defenders off the dribble and finish with authority at the rim. Clark entered the league with a ton of upside and like Garcia, who will need to polish his outside shot before he is a consistent contributor at the next level.
@jsemmens I've been to the Big Board in the past, but it's still an inefficient way of going about a mock. Not to mention, reports and the people writing them change, no? I come to Walt's site because I used to like his insight on every player. Now, it's simply team needs and a very limited amount of actual analysis. You definitely need SOME amount of explanation behind a pick with regards to team need, but you need much more of the player evaluation angle. Any dummy can write why a particular team "needs" a specific position; it takes a pretty good eye to understand what player needs to fill it. Again, just my 2 cents.
@dawg66 I see where you're coming from. I really do. But I'm sure as a Browns fan you can understand, they have needs EVERYWHERE. You aren't gonna win a super bowl unless you have a QB. Case in point pretty much every super bowl winning quarterback ever. Second, yes you have Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman. Terrelle Pryor is a slot receiver which is gonna get you nowhere unless you play for New England. Corey Coleman has yet to prove a damn thing. Mike Williams, however, just took down Alabama pretty much BY HIMSELF. It's the right range for him and I'm positive Huge Jackson wouldn't pass over him at this point, meaning pre-combine and interviews.
Here's my mock based on team need, prospect value and prevailing opinion as well as some ideas of my own. Please let me know about the team(s) that you follow more closely, and any picks that you agree or disagree with. Please comment, and feel free to rate.