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UGA basketball lands pair of graduate transfers

Andrew Garcia
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UGA basketball has landed commitments from a pair of graduate transfers for the upcoming season, most recently from Stony Brook’s Andrew Garcia.

Andrew Garcia (6-5, 228) hails from Bergenfield, N.J. He high school basketball for The Master’s School in West Simsbury, Conn.

As a redshirt junior at Stony Brook, Garcia started 33 games and averaged 13.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.6 steals.

Garcia joins George Mason graduate transfer Justin Kier, who committed to the Bulldogs last month.

Justin Kier (6-4, 197) hails from Grottoes, Va., and played for Spotswood High School. In his most recent season at George Mason, Kier only played in nine games due to a stress fracture in his right foot.

During the 2018-19 season, Kier started 31 of 33 games and averaged 14.5 points per game. In two Atlantic 10 Tournament games that season, he averaged 23.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game and shot 54.8 percent from the floor.

Garcia and Kier join five other new Bulldogs to Tom Crean’s roster for the 2020-21 season. Others newcomers include K.D. Johnson, Jonathan Ned, Mikal Starks, Josh Taylor, and Ty McMillon.

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