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Francisco Garcia biography

Date of birth : 1981-12-31
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Nationality : Dominican
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-30
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, Forward_guard for the Sacramento Kings, NBA Draft

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Francisco García is a Dominican professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA.

A 6'7", 195-pound guard–forward from the University of Louisville, García was selected by the Kings in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft. He now plays a variety of positions for the Kings, and on September 25, 2008, signed a five-year extension with the Kings. It was worth $23 million.

2009-10 :

Averaged 8.1 ppg (.466 FG%, .390 3pt%, .882 FT%), 2.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, and 23.0 mpg in 25 games (started four) … As a starter, posted 10.0 ppg (.395 FG%, .357 3pt%, 3-3 FT), 3.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, and 1.52 bpg in 28.8 mpg …Missed the first 52 games of the campaign after undergoing successful surgery to repair a fractured right forearm and ligament damage in the wrist after suffering the injury during a training camp weight lifting session (10/10) … Scored 10-plus points in 10 games.

COLLEGE:
Averaged 14.4 ppg (.448 FG%, .369 3pt%, .849 FT%), 3.9 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.48 spg, and 1.37 bpg in 98 games (started 80) at Louisville (2002-03 – 2003-04) … Finished collegiate career ranked fourth in Cardinal history in three pointers made (180), third in free throw percentage, eighth in blocked shots (134), and 23rd in points scored (1,413) … Posted double-figures in 73 games, including 20-plus points on 22 occasions … Averaged a team-leading 16.4 ppg and 4.7 apg as a sophomore (2003-04), earning First Team All-Conference USA honors … Doled out a schoolrecord 15 assists to go with 17 points and seven rebounds against Murray State (1/3/04) … Honored as the C-USA Freshman of the Year after averaging 11.2 ppg, ranking second on the team (2002-03) … Hit eight three-pointers vs. Cincinnati en route to scoring 24 points (2/5/03) … Earned C-USA All-Tournament honors after averaging a team-best 14.7 ppg and 4.0 apg … Led the team in blocked shots (40).

PERSONAL:

Nickname is "Flaco"
Son of Miguelina Garcia
Father to a two-year-old daughter, Abigail Marie
His younger brother, Hector Lopez, died in December of 2003
Joins Atlanta’s Al Horford as the only current NBA players born in the Dominican Republic
First fluent Spanish-speaking Kings player in the Sacramento-era
Twice named to the Louisville Athletic Director’s Honor Roll recognizing athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or better
Traveled to China last summer where he conducted a basketball clinic, delivered gifts, and visited with victims of the Sichuan earthquake that claimed 80,000 lives in May of 2008
Participated in the inaugural Kings for the Community program during the 2007-08 season, donating game tickets to less fortunate children and families living in Sacramento
Helped refurbish the Center for Fathers and Families in conjunction with the Kings annual Cesar Chavez Day of Giving last March
Participates frequently in the Kings Read to Achieve program, including visits season before last to the La Familia Counseling Center, William Land, and Bowling Green Elementary Schools in Sacramento for reading sessions with students
Joined Kings teammates for a surprise holiday party December before last at the Wind Youth Center in Sacramento where players distributed gifts, snapped pictures, and signed autographs for local children
Assisted Raley’s and Bel Air supermarkets in a campaign season before last to educate kids about the benefits of a healthy diet and physical fitness
Joined teammates in partnership with Habitat for Humanity to assist in the construction of frameworks for homes which were donated to Hurricane Katrina victims in January 2006
Donates time and resources to those less fortunate during the holiday season, including serving Thanksgiving dinner at Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen in Sacramento and distributing food boxes and Christmas decorations to families in need from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Hosted a youth basketball clinic in Sacramento in the summer of 2006 at Basketball Town
Helped refurbish a Kings Reading and Learning Center at the Stanford Settlement in Sacramento in March of 2006
Twice named to the Louisville Athletic Director’s Honor Roll recognizing athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or better
Majored in communications at Louisville
Played baseball and basketball in high school
Rated by ESPN, CNN/SI, and The Sporting News as one of the nation’s top high school players entering his senior season at Winchendon School in Massachusetts, where he averaged 18.3 ppg, 7.1 rpg, and 5.2 apg
Averaged 24.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg, and 4.2 apg as a junior at Cheshire Academy (Conn.)
Lists chicken and pasta as his favorite foods
Favorite movies are ‘Scarface‘ and ‘Friday‘
Cites Al Pacino as the actor who would best portray him in a film
Enjoys shopping and shooting pool
Is an avid Boston Red Sox fan
Shoe size 14 (Reebok)

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