Winston Kinnard Garland (born December 19, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player at the point guard position. He played collegiately at the Southeastern Community College (Iowa) for two seasons (1983–84 and 1984–85), and then at the Missouri State University for the two following seasons. He was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round (40th pick overall) of the 1987 NBA draft. Garland played eight professional seasons, 7 of which were in the NBA, where he 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).[1]

Winston Garland
Personal information
Born (1964-12-19) December 19, 1964 (age 55)
Gary, Indiana
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolTheodore Roosevelt (Gary, Indiana)
NBA draft1987 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career1987–1995
PositionPoint guard
Number12, 11, 22
Career history
19871990Golden State Warriors
19901991Los Angeles Clippers
1991–1992Denver Nuggets
1992–1993Houston Rockets
1994–1995Benetton Treviso
1994–1995Minnesota Timberwolves
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points4,799 (9.4 ppg)
Rebounds1,433 (2.8 rpg)
Assists2,421 (4.7 apg)
Stats at

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. In 2007, he was inducted into the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame - Silver Anniversary Team. Following his playing career, Garland was the head boys' basketball coach at Gary West Side High School in Gary, Indiana from 2009 to 2012.

Garland is the father of Cleveland Cavaliers player Darius Garland.[3]


  1. ^ NBA playing history for Garland
  2. ^ Italian playing history for Garland
  3. ^ Rall, Jodi. "Brentwood mayor proclaims March 9 'Darius Garland Day'". Williamson Herald. Retrieved 2018-06-24.