The Washington Huskies may have landed a big man to step in immediately when Jon Brockman leaves after the coming men's basketball season.
Six-foot-9 power forward Charles Garcia has verbally committed to join UW's incoming class of 2009, according to Scout.com.
Garcia averaged 16 points and eight rebounds last season as a freshman at Riverside (Calif.) Junior College. The team went 25-8, and Garcia was named first-team all-state and was runner-up for junior college player of the year honors.
Scout reports that Garcia had received an offer from San Diego State and had drawn interest from Memphis, Tennessee and Southern California. Two seasons ago as a senior at Dorsey High School of Los Angeles, he had been more lightly recruited, drawing interest primarily from Long Beach State and Nevada.
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Garcia is the second member of UW's 2009 recruiting class, joining shooting guard/small forward C.J. Wilcox of Pleasant Grove, Utah.