|Posted by Christian on December 17, 2012 at 11:20 PM|
With a big season ahead, and four games already played by Grandview (3-1), the Wolves star guard Eric Garcia, who is headed to Wofford College, has big expectations for this season.
Garcia, who commited to Wofford College in September and signed his letter of intent in November, is focused on finishing out his career at Grandview. When asked about how he felt about not needing to worry about recruiting anymore, he told me, "It feels great to have the weight of recruiting off of my back because I can put all of my focus on my team and not worry about colleges looking at me. I know where I am going and am happy with my decision, so this year is just dedicated to my high school team."
Garcia has set big goals for his last season in high school, "My goals for the season is obviously to win state. Thats been my goal since freshman year, so since this is my last chance, I really want to get it done."
Grandview has made it to the playoffs every year for the past four years, in the 2009-10 season they found themselves in the Great Eight, in 2010-11 they lost in the first round, they lost in the round of 16. That simply was not enough for Garcia, and the rest of the seniors at Grandview.
This years team, coached by Gary Childress, has many returning players including Grandview's big man Branden Cosby Lee. When asked about how this years team Garcia said, "I feel great about this years team because we have a lot of tools. We have experience, talent, and the right pieces to have a chance to win state this year. If we work hard and stay humble, then anything is possible."
This season the Wolves have started out strong and plan to keep that going down the road,"Our games have went pretty good. We are 3 and 1 this year so far. We've beat some really good teams and lost to a good team in Fossil Ridge. We feel like we can win every game, so when we lose it's definitely difficult."
The little things are a key point in practice for the Wolves, they want to build on the good things they have done through the first four games, and improve on the low points, "Well every day in practice we try to get better at doing all the little things. We know that in order to beat tough teams we have to do all the little things right. Things like boxing out, talking on defense, and getting out and running in transition."
"This week the Wolves are headed to California to play in a National tournament," Said Garcia, "We play teams from all over the country, so it's going to be a good tournament"
Grandview is ready for the challenge out in California, "We play some really tough teams, but know if we play hard every game, we always have a chance to win."
Garcia this season is averaging 22.0 points per game, and has 88 points total, and averages 5.5 assists through the four games the Wolves have played.
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