Darius Garland Biography
Darius Garland is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. He played high school basketball for Brentwood Academy.
He attended Brentwood Academy in high school. He later joined the varsity basketball team in eighth grade and left as a four-time state champion and three-time Tennessee Mr. Basketball winner.
Garland committed to Vanderbilt as the best recruit in program history. However, after r five games, his college career was cut short by a meniscus injury. He left the team to prepare for the NBA draft.
Darius Garland Age
Garland was born on January 26, 2000, in Gary, Indiana. He is 19 years old as of 2019.
Darius Garland Early Life
Garland is the son of Felicia Garland and basketball player Winston Garland. His father, Winston, was a basketball player at the point guard position.
He played collegiately at the Southeastern Community College (Iowa) for two seasons (1983–84 and 1984–85). He later played at Missouri State University for the two following seasons.
Garland’s father played for 5 different teams – Golden State Warriors (1987 to 1990), Los Angeles Clippers (1990–91), Denver Nuggets (1991–92), Houston Rockets (1992–93) and Minnesota Timberwolves (1994–95).
His father later became a recreational leader at the Indiana State Prison and coach for West Side Leadership Academy in Gary.
Both of Garland’s grandfathers served in the United States Army. Garland has an older sister, Kacie, and older brothers, Desmond, Kody, Miguel, and Hilton.
Garland was born in Gary, Indiana. He grew up playing baseball and started basketball at age five but soon narrowed down his focus to only the latter sport.
He continued with basketball in elementary school and scored his first basket in second grade. In third grade, Garland attended basketball camps in Valparaiso, Indiana led by Bryce Drew, who would become his college coach at Vanderbilt.
He played on a travel team against older opponents and joined an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) squad based in Nashville, Tennessee when he was in fourth grade. This was because none of the local teams met his standards.
After completing sixth grade, Garland’s family moved to Tennessee so that he could attend Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee with his AAU teammates Gavin Schoenwald and Camron Johnson.
Darius Garland Vanderbilt
Garland committed to play college basketball for Vanderbilt on November 13, 2017. He was drawn there by its proximity to his home and head coach Bryce Drew.
While in his senior year, he appeared in the USA Today All-USA preseason team. Garland averaged 27.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.7 steals and secured a fourth straight state title for Brentwood Academy, tying the TSSAA record.
He joined the MaxPreps High School All-American third team and became the only player other than Brandan Wright to win Tennessee Mr. Basketball on three occasions.
Garland was named Gatorade Tennessee Player of the Year and a semifinalist for the Naismith Trophy in March 2018.
Later on March 28, he recorded a game-high 11 assists at the 2018 McDonald’s All-American Game. Garland took part in the Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoop Summit as well.
Darius Garland NBA
Garland announced on January 22, 2019, that he would leave Vanderbilt to recover from his injury and prepare for the 2019 NBA draft. He later became one of 77 total invitees to take part in the NBA Draft Combine.
However, on May 15, Garland left the event early with the notion that he got promised a selection by a team in the NBA draft lottery. He was selected with the fifth pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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