Eric Garcia – Point Guard – Soles (Mexico)

Name: Eric Garcia
Born: October 5, 1994
Passport: American
Position: Point Guard
Height: 183 cm / 6’0″
Team: Soles (Mexico)

Eric Garcia is a calm, composed, and crafty point guard who has the ability to create for others or get his own shot. He is a great pick and roll player who is capable to get to any spot on the floor. Eric is a true court leader and makes teammates better because of his ability to make timely passes and lead. He can score off the dribble or coming off screens. Because of his low stance, balance, toughness, high IQ, anticipation, and discipline, he is a solid defender. Eric uses his body incredibly well to draw fouls and has led his teams in free throw attempts. His pick and roll skills, passing, mid-range pull up shots, transition plays, and shooting from behind the 3-point line are his go-to offensive moves.

During 2019/2020 season, Eric won the regular season and championship with Soles in the top Mexican LNBP league. As a starter for Soles, Eric averaged 6.4 point and 3 assists per game while shooting 46% from behind the 3-point line and 92% from the free throw line. This was his 4th career championship, since he won Swedish Championship with Sodertalje and two Southern Conference Championships with Wofford College. Eric is signed with Soles for this coming season.

During 2018/2019 season, Eric won the Swedish  championship with Sodertalje Kings. They played two FIBA Europe Cup qualifications games against Israeli team Nes-Ziona, but Sodertalje did not advance. He averaged 11 points and 7.5 assists in those two qualifications games. In Swedish league, Eric averaged 11 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds per game and shot 49% from the field, 43% from behind the 3-point line, and 85% from the charity line. Below are his highlights from Swedish league:

During 2017/2018 rookie season, Eric first played for Macedonian Adriatic League team, MZT Skopje and averaged 11 points and 6 assists per game. Later on in the season, he moved to play for one of the top Finish teams Kataja, where he averaged 15 points and 6 assists per game, and shot 50% from the field, 44% from behind the 3-point line, and 83% from the free throw line. Below are full games from both Adriatic and Finish leagues.

Full Games

Win vs. Partizan – #3 in blue: 17 points & 9 assists

vs. Cibona – 14 points & 9 assists

vs. Zadar – 15 points

Win vs. Korihait – #32 in white: 17 points, 12 assists, & 5 rebounds

During his senior year at Wofford College, Eric averaged 14 points and 7 assists (2nd in all NCAA I) per game, and shot 45% from the field, 45% from behind the 3-point line, and amazing 92% from the free throw line. Eric had 3.77 assist to turnover ratio which was 4th in NCAA I. With Wofford College, he won 2 Southern Conference Championships and advanced twice to play at the NCAA Tournament. Below are his college highlights: