Dawson Garcia: Espn| NBA Draft| Rivals| Scouting report


When news broke on Monday evening that North Carolina sophomore forward Dawson Garcia would not be available to play due to a family illness. Today we will discuss about Dawson Garcia: Espn| NBA Draft| Rivals| Scouting report.

Dawson Garcia: Espn| NBA Draft| Rivals| Scouting report

Dawson Lee Garcia (born September 20, 2001) is an American college basketball player for the North Carolina Tar Heels of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). He previously played for the Marquette Golden Eagles.

Garcia with North Carolina in 2021
No. 13 – North Carolina Tar Heels
Position Power forward
League Atlantic Coast Conference
Personal information
Born September 20, 2001 (age 20)
Burnsville, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Prior Lake
(Savage, Minnesota)
  • Marquette (2020–2021)
  • North Carolina (2021–present)
Career highlights and awards
  • Big East All-Freshman Team (2021)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2020)
Men’s 3×3 basketball
Representing  United States
FIBA Under-18 World Cup
Gold medal – first place
2019 Mongolia Team


Dawson Garcia: Espn| NBA Draft| Rivals| Scouting report

Garcia should be the epitome of North Carolina’s new form of crime under Hubert Davis. A skilled former McDonald’s All-American, he averaged 13.0 points and 6.6 rebounds as a freshman at Marquette. The forward should start himself early on UNC’s front court with Bacot for the Tar Heels, giving him a valid pairing. UNC lost Walker Kessler, Garrison Brooks and De’Ron Sharpe but the landings of Garcia and Brady Manek were huge for Davis in his first year.

Speaking of Manek, he was not listed on ESPN’s list of 91 players, which is a bit shocking, especially after having a solid year with Oklahoma and being a legitimate outside shooter. Kessler was listed at number 31 for Auburn while Brooks checked in at number 20 on the list for Mississippi State. Neither of the two newcomers to the UNC were on the list.

NBA Draft

Dawson Garcia: Espn| NBA Draft| Rivals| Scouting report

The Hubert Davis era in North Carolina made a significant contribution when former Marquette basketball star Dawson Garcia announced his decision to withdraw from the NBA draft and join the Tar Heels. Garcia made his announcement on Instagram on Thursday.

As the preferred choice of Roy Williams as his successor, hopes have been reasonable for Davis in Year 1. However, García’s inclusion puts UNC in a position to compete in the ACC immediately.

6-11 Garcia, who averaged 13.0 points and 6.6 rebounds last season, joins Armando Bacot to become arguably the nation’s top frontcourt outside Spokane, Washington.

According to hooplens.com, last season with Garcia, Marquet put opponents on 94 points per 100 possessions.

North Carolina had one of America’s top frontcourts last season, but both Garrison Brooks and Walker Kessler were transferred and De’Ron Sharp turned supporters.

UNC has already added 6-foot-9 graduate transfer Brady Manek from Oklahoma, making the Tar Heels a big man with the ability to step past a 3-point arc. The Tar Heels made a 6-8 forward to Justin McCoy of Virginia.

Garcia’s departure continues the overhaul of Marquette’s roster under new coach Shaka Smart, who took over after Steve Wojciechowski was fired.


Averaged 13.0 points and 6.6 rebounds for the Golden Eagles • Scored in double digits 17 times, including a season-high 28 at Villanova on February 24 and Marquette’s 83-70 win over the Tar Heels at Smith Center on February 24. Six games in which he scored 20 or more points • Led all Big East freshmen in scoring and rebounding and was second in field goal percentage • Overall, 13th in the league in scoring and 11th in rebounding and field goal percentage Were on three double-doubles (14 points/10 rebounds vs Creighton, 20/11 vs Connecticut and 24/11) at UNC and grabbed 10 or more rebounds five times • took 48.0 percent of shots from the floor and 78.3 percent from the free throw line • Made 26 three-pointers and shot 35.6 percent beyond the arc • Earned Big East Freshman of the Week honors three times • Scored 19 points on his collegiate debut against Arkansas-Pine Bluff • Made 8 of 11 shots from the floor and Scored 20 points at Creighton • G . Season-high 13 rebounds at Georgetown • In his season-high 28 at Villanova, 9 of 15 off the floor and 9 of 10 free throws • 9 for 13 off the floor and 5 for 5 off the line in 37 minutes Scored 24 marks in Tar Heels • Team-high 18 points and eight rebounds at UConn • Played for head coach Steve Wojciechowski at Marquette.

Scouting report

Dawson is Garcia Marquette’s 5th McDonald’s All American recruit and ranked in the top 30 in the great HS category of 2020. The versatile Garcia has guard skills in terms of shooting range and ball handing and he combines it with impressive skill as a post player. Lefty shooter reminds me of former Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks G/SF 6-10 Tony Kukoc.

Here’s a highlight video of his game this week in which Garcia scored 33 points. I’ve added a scouting report from trusted experts who came to see Garcia play for Prior Lake HS. A scout was familiar with the Al McGuire era at Marquette so I wanted to evaluate and compare how Garcia’s game fits into MU.