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Garcia Commits to Basketball Tigers

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Another highly regarded prep star has committed to John Calipari's U of M Tigers. The news comes on the heels of an embarrassing brush with the law by several Tigers at the downtown Plush Club.

From the Chicago Sun-Times: In recent weeks, coaches from Kentucky, Arizona and Ohio State had called Angel Garcia, trying to get involved with the East Chicago Central star. Garcia, tired of the phone calls and the recruiting process, decided he had had enough over the weekend. So he called Memphis coach John Calipari and put and end to his recruitment. He’s going to wear blue next year and play for the Tigers.

“He just wanted to put all this behind him and concentrate on his academics and basketball,” Eric Cole, who coaches CAPS All-Stars, Garcia’s AAU team.

No team had recruited Garcia harder than Memphis. Calipari saw him in an open gym last October and offered him a scholarship immediately.

Read the Sun-Times story.

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