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Getting to Know ... Romeo Garcia

Nov. 4, 2010

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- recently sat down with Navy men's basketball senior forward Romeo Garcia to find out more about the senior from Cypress, Texas. Garcia hopes to service select surface warfare and would like to have dinner with President Obama. He also says emphatically the best part about Annapolis are the crab cakes and his dream job someday is to work in the NBA.

In a team-wide vote, Garcia also won the categories of "Player That Will Surprise the Most This Year" and "The Player That Can Dance the Best".

The Navy men's basketball team will open its season on Monday, Nov. 8, when it travels to Austin, Texas, to face the Longhorns in the 2KSports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. The game will be televised nationally by ESPNU beginning at 9:00 pm (ET).

Full name: Romeo Garcia III

Nickname: Ro or Ro-Ro

Major: Political Science

Best Sporting Event Ever Attended: Houston Rockets playoff game

Best Concert I Ever Attended: Black-Eyed Peas

Hobbies: Chilling by the pool

Best Player I Ever Faced: Dante Cunningham (Villanova / Portland Trailblazers)

Best Friend From Another Team: Devin Gibson (Texas-San Antonio)

Team I'd Like to See Added to the Schedule: Duke

Toughest Place I've Ever Played: Army

Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: Forbes

Most Famous Person Ever Met: David Robinson

Person I'd Like to Have Dinner With: President Barack Obama

Place I'd Like to Visit: Brazil

Best Part About Living in Annapolis: Crab Cakes!

Best Moment at Navy: Beating Penn at the Palestra my sophomore year



My First Memory of Basketball: Imitating Hakeem Olajuwon's "Dream Shake"

My Dream Job is: To work in the NBA

I Would Have Liked to Have Witnessed: Rockets winning back-to-back titles in person

My Hometown is Famous For: The home of NASA

Best Book I Have Ever Read: Training Camp by Jon Gordon

Favorite Music Artist: Lil' Wayne

Favorite Food: Tex-Mex

Favorite Sports Movie: Remember the Titans

Favorite TV Show Pardon The Interruption

Favorite Pro Athlete: Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets)

Favorite Pro Sports Team: Houston Rockets / Dallas Cowboys

Favorite Website:

Favorite Class at Navy: Modern Latin America

Favorite League Arena (other than Alumni Hall):Christl Arena (Army)


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