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Darius Garland

As of Jan. 29, 2018

USA Basketball Notes

  • Named to the 2018 USA Junior National Select Team for the 21st annual Nike Hoop Summit on March 13, 2018.
  • Took part in the 2016 USA Men’s U17 World Cup Team training camp.
  • Participated in training camp for the 2015 USA Men’s U16 National Team.
  • Took part in the 2014, 2015 and 2017 USA Men’s Junior Natonal Team October minicamps.

College Notes

  • Signed a National Letter of Intent with Vanderbilt University.

ESPN class of 2018 rank: 13th.

High School Honors

  • Named to the 2017-18 Naismith Trophy High School Boy’s Preseason Watch List.
  • USA Today Tennessee Player of the Year and All-Tennessee first team (2016).
  • MaxPreps Sophomore All-American honorable mention (2016).
  • Tennessee Division II-AA Mr. Basketball (2016).
  • Tennessee East/Middle Region MVP (2016).
  • All-Midstate Team (2015, 2016).
  • Finalist for Tennessee Mr. Basketball (2015).
  • All-conference (2015, 2016).
  • All-region first team (2015, 2016).

High School Notes

  • Attends Brentwood Academy (Tenn.), where he has had a four-year varsity career.
  • As a sophomore in 2015-16, averaged 18.6 ppg. and 4.3 apg. in leading the Eagles to a 29-3 record and the 2016 Tennessee Division II-AA State Championship.
  • As a freshman in 2014-15, averaged 13.7 ppg. and 3.0 apg. as Brentwood finished with a 28-4 record and claimed its first Tennessee Division II-AA State Championship since 2006, as well as the regional title.
  • Also played baseball from 2005-11.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Felicia and Winston Garland; has two older brothers, Desmond and Kody, and one older sister, Kacie.
  • Born in Gary, Indiana.
  • Nickname is “Boog.”
  • Both of his grandfathers served in the U.S. Army.
  • Father played basketball at Southwest Missouri State, and eight years in the NBA and Italy.

The Darius Garland File
Started playing basketball when he was 5.
Favorite USA Men’s National Team players: Bradley Beal and Kobe Bryant.
Unsure about what he plans on studying in college.
Instagram: @darius_garland
Twitter: @dariusgarland22
Snapchat: dgthepg

 

 

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