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Winston Garland

Winston Garland
Personal information
Born (1964-12-19) December 19, 1964 (age 51)
Gary, Indiana
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Theodore Roosevelt (Gary, Indiana)
College Southeastern CC (1983–1985)
Missouri State (1985–1987)
NBA draft 1987 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Pro career 1987–1995
Position Point guard
Number 12, 11, 22
Career history
19871990 Golden State Warriors
1990–1991 Los Angeles Clippers
1991–1992 Denver Nuggets
1992–1993 Houston Rockets
1994–1995 Benetton Treviso (Italy)
1994–1995 Minnesota Timberwolves
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,799 (9.4 ppg)
Rebounds 1,433 (2.8 rpg)
Assists 2,421 (4.7 apg)
Stats at

Winston Kinnard Garland (born December 19, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player on the point guard position. He played collegiately at the Southeastern Community College (Iowa) for two seasons (1983/84-1984/85), and then at the Missouri State University for the two following seasons. He was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd round (40th overall pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft. Garland played in 8 professional seasons, 7 of which were in the NBA, where he played for 5 different teams: Golden State Warriors (1987–90), Los Angeles Clippers (1990–91), Denver Nuggets (1991–92), Houston Rockets (1992–1993) and Minnesota Timberwolves (1994–95).[1]

In his NBA career, Garland played in 511 games and scored a total of 4,799 points. His best year as a professional came during the 1988-89 season as a member of the Warriors, appearing in 79 games and averaging 14.5 ppg. In his rookie campaign, Garland was the first Warrior to record a triple double in five years.

He played one year professionally in Italy, for Benetton Treviso (1993–94, won the Italian Cup).[2] In high school, as a junior, he played for Roosevelt High School, the same school that produced NBA veterans, Dick Barnett and Glenn Robinson, in the 1982 Indiana State Championship. Roosevelt lost the championship game in the last seconds to Plymouth High School, which was led by Scott Skiles, NBA veteran and head coach for the Orlando Magic. In 2007, He was inducted into the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame - Silver Anniversary Team. Currently is the head boy's basketball coach at Gary West Side in Gary, Indiana.