Reports: Georgia lands Stony Brook transfer Garcia

Stony Brook forward Andrew Garcia is transferring to Georgia, according to multiple reports on Wednesday.

As a graduate transfer, he’ll be eligible to play immediately for the Bulldogs, who were 16-16 last season but near the bottom of the Southeastern Conference standings with a 5-13 conference record. They are losing freshman shooting guard Anthony Edwards, who is projected as the No. 1 pick in many mock drafts.

Forward Rayshaun Hammonds, Georgia’s second-leading scorer from 2019-20, also entered the draft.

Garcia, who is 6-foot-5, was an All-America East second-team selection. He averaged 13.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in 33 games for the Seawolves.

“I have always wanted to play at the highest level, and I showed myself this past season I am capable of it,” Garcia told Newsday last week. “I have one year left and I want the challenge.”

He becomes the second graduate transfer for Georgia and coach Tom Crean, joining guard Justin Kier from George Mason. Crean will have at least seven new players on the roster in the 2020-21 season.

Blogs