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Garland, Darius  Vanderbilt  6'3" 173 SG frosh. Garland only appeared in five games as a freshman before a meniscus tear injury to his left knee required surgery. He is a shifty guard that most are calling a Point Guard. He will have to prove himself worthy of that label. The son of former NBA PG, Winston Garland, Darius trended more toward being a TWO guard in his limited season. He averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. He jacked 23 three-pointers in his 139 minutes. He made eleven of those threes (47.8%). He actually had more turnovers than assists at Vanderbilt but if you add the McDonald's game, The Jordan Brand Classic and the Hoop Summit, he had 34 assists and 26 turnovers.  …Garland made 14 of his 18 free throw attempts (77.8%). ...He came into Vandy billed as the 15th best prospect in his high school class. He played for Team USA at the 2018 Hoop Summit. ...Garland is likely to be drafted in the top half of the lottery. Presently, he has a shooting guard mentality in a point guard body. The landscape at any guard position in the NBA is DEEP and talented. Throw in the injury, and limited play in the last year, and we think there is some gamble to picking him. However, he is skilled, and he may well pay off.


Good Advice: In 2015, the 7th pick in the NBA Draft was Emmanuel Mudiay. We advised, "Draft Justise Winslow."

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