Darius Garland

Darius Garland

Basketball Player

Darius Kinnard Garland is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Vanderbilt Commodores. Born in Gary, Indiana, Garland is the son of former professional basketball player Winston Garland.

Full Name
Jan 26, 2000
6′ 1″
Net Worth


Darius Garland was born on January 26, 2000 in Gary, Indiana. He is the son of former NBA player Winston Garland and his wife LeShelle. His zodiac sign is Aquarius, and his ethnicity is African-American. He attended Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee. While playing for the basketball team there, he was a four-time Division II Class AA All-State selection as well as being named Mr. Basketball in the state of Tennessee in 2017–18.

Garland committed to playing college basketball at Vanderbilt University in October 2017. However, he reneged on his commitment after head coach Bryce Drew left the program and instead chose to attend the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). During his freshman season with UCLA, Garland averaged 12 points per game while shooting 45 percent from 3-point range. He also led the Pac-12 Conference with 5.1 assists per game before an injury ended his season prematurely after just five games.

In June 2019, Garland declared for the 2019 NBA draft and was selected fifth overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 20th. Since then, he has been working hard to become a key contributor for the team and has shown promise early in his career with averages of 14 points and 4 assists per game during his first two seasons with the Cavs.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Darius Garland is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 16, 2000, Darius Garland was born in Gary, Indiana.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Garland Enrolls at Brentwood Academy</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Enrolls at Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tennessee for high school.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gets Ranked as a 5 Star Recruit</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Garland is ranked as a five-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Commits to Vanderbilt University</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Garland commits to play college basketball at Vanderbilt University.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leads Team to NCAA Tournament</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Garland leads the Commodores to the NCAA tournament, where they lost in the first round.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">June 2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Selected 5th Overall in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Garland is selected fifth overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA draft.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs Multi-Year Contract Extension</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Signs a four-year contract extension with the Cavaliers worth $64 million.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Darius Garland is a great basketball player, who brings energy and excitement to the game. He has an impressive ability to create for himself, as well as his teammates, and is an excellent passer. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Versatile</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Darius Garland is an extremely versatile player who can play both guard positions, as well as small forward. His versatility makes him a great asset to any team that he plays for.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's A Leader</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Darius Garland is a natural leader on the court. He takes charge and sets the tone for his team when it comes to hustle, defense, and making the right play. His leadership skills make him a valuable asset to any team.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Youngest NBA Draft Pick in History</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Darius Garland was the youngest player to ever be drafted into the NBA at the age of 19 in 2019.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> First Ever Vanderbilt Basketball Player to be Drafted</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Darius Garland was the first ever Vanderbilt basketball player to be drafted into the NBA in 2019.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Played for Top High School Program in Country</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Darius Garland played for the prestigious Brentwood Academy high school program, which is considered one of the top high school programs in the country.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Named Gatorade Player of the Year</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Darius Garland was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Tennessee in 2018.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Played in the Jordan Brand Classic</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Darius Garland was selected to play in the 2018 Jordan Brand Classic, a prestigious all-star game for the best high school basketball players in the country.</p></div>


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