Darius Garland Bio: Net Worth, Contracts & Endorsements

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Darius Garland is an American professional basketball point guard for the Cavaliers of the NBA. He is the son of Winston Garland, a former professional basketball player who played in the NBA for over eight seasons.

The Vanderbilt Commodores alumnus Darius was named to his first NBA All-Star Game in 2022.

He was ranked among the best point guards in the 2018 class, was a five-star recruit, and was a McDonald’s All-American.

The Cavs fifth overall pick, Garland, is currently showing his magic on the court, averaging 21.4 points per game this season.

In a game against the Trail Blazers on 12 Jan 2023, Garland recorded 20 points and 10 assists for the Cavs, who had not led until 4:40 and remained in the contest.

Darius Garland
Darius Garland (Source: Instagram)

Discover more about one of the most amazing players and human beings in the article below.

Also, please go through the facts table below for brief information.

Quick Facts

Full Name Darius Kinnard Garland
Known As Darius Garland
Nickname Boog
Birthdate January 26, 2000
Age 23 Years Old
Birthplace  Gary, Indiana, United States
Current Residence Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Father’s Name Winston Garland
Mother’s Name Felicia Garland
Siblings Five (Including Cody Garland, Desmond Garland, Kacie Garland)
Nationality American
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend None
Children Not Yet
Built Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Height 6 ft. 1 in/1.85 m/185 cm
Weight 192 lb./87 kg
Ethnicity Afro-American
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Education Brentwood Academy, Vanderbilt University
NBA Draft Cleveland Cavaliers: 2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Awards & Achievements NBA All-star (2022)

Three Times Tennessee Mr. basketball (2016-2018)

McDonald’s All-American (2018)

Playing Career 2019-Present
Association Cleveland Cavaliers (2019-Present)
Position Point Guard
Shirt Number 10
Net Worth  $5 Million 
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch  Autographed Basketball
Last Update February, 2023 

Early Life & Education

Darius Garland was born on January 26, 2000, in Gary, Indiana, to his father, Winston Garland, a former professional basketball player and mother, Felicia Garland.

He picked up his interest in basketball as a young kid after seeing his father playing in the NBA. He liked baseball, too, but later focused solely on basketball.

Garland scored his first basket in second grade.

Darius with his mother and brother
Darius With His Mother, Felicia And Brother, Desmond During Announcing His College Decision At A Press Conference (Source: The Tennessean)

Darius was so good at basketball that he played on the travel team against much older opponents and later joined AAU in Nashville because the local teams did not meet his standard.

After relocating to Nashville, Tennessee, in sixth grade, he attended Brentwood Academy.

He joined the starting lineup for the Brentwood Academy varsity team in eighth grade.

His phenomenal gameplay continued throughout high school. As a sophomore, on December 23, 2015, he won MVP honors at the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic.

He garnered Naismith Trophy High School All-American honorable mention recognition in March 2017.

After remarkable high school basketball, Darius entered the 2018-19 season as the best recruit in Vanderbilt’s history.

And as expected, his college career went just as well as his high school did, only better.

He was one of 77 invitees to the NBA Draft Combine.

Age, Height, Weight & More

Born in 2000, Darius is 23 years old as of 2023. He stands 185 meters tall and weighs around 192 pounds.

According to his birthday, his sun sign is Aquarius. And as far as we can tell, people with this sun sign are progressive, independent, intelligent, unique, and idealistic.

Career

As mentioned, Darius Garland was drafted 5th overall in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft.

On July 1, 2019, he signed a four-year rookie contract with the Cavs and made his debut on October 23, 2019, recording eight points, five assists, two rebounds, and a steal.

NBA Player Darius playing
NBA Player Darius During The Game (Source: Instagram)

He scored his then-career high of 37 points and seven assists on April 4, 2021, in a 125-101 win over the Spurs.

His first triple-double came the following January when he recorded 11 points, ten rebounds, and 15 assists in a 111-91 win against Utah Jazz.

Darius was named to his first NBA All-Star Game on February 3, 2022, as a reserve.

He scored his career-high 51 points in a 129-124 loss to the Timberwolves with 27 points in the fourth quarter.

With this, he became the fourth Cavs player to score 50, joining the likes of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Walt Wesley.

All in all, this season has gone pretty well for the Cavs fifth overall pick, with an average of 21.4 points per game.

In a game against the Trail Blazers on 12 Jan 2023, Garland recorded 20 points and 10 assists for the Cavs, who had not led until 4:40 and remained in the contest.

A Short Bio On His Father Winston Garland

Winston Garland, the father of the most promising NBA player in the present, and Darius Garland himself played professional basketball for over eight seasons in the NBA.

The point guard Winston played the first two seasons of his college basketball with the Southeastern Community College and the following two seasons at Missouri State University.

Darius and his father
Darius (Right) With His Father, Winston Garland (Left) (Source: Springfield News-Leader) 

He was picked 40th overall in the second round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Of the eight seasons he played professional basketball, seven were in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, and Minnesota Timberwolves.

He played 511 games and scored 4,799 points in total.

Net Worth & Contracts

Net Worth

Darius has been playing in the NBA for over four years and has achieved much.

As of 2023, he has an estimated net worth of $5 million coming from NBA career and brand deals.

He is currently inked in a mega deal with the sports company Nike. Nevertheless, details regarding this deal have not been disclosed in public.

Contracts

After getting drafted by the Cavs, Darius signed a four-year, $29.8 million rookie scale contract with the team on July 1, 2029.

This contract includes $20,162,520 total guaranteed and an annual average salary of $7,270,829. 

He will earn an $8.92 million base salary in the 2022-23 season.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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On December 23, 2020, Cavs exercised a $7.04 million option for the 2021-2022 season.

Similarly, on October 30, 2021, the team exercised an $8.92 million option for the 2022-23 season.

On July 8, 2022, Darius signed a five-year $194.3 million designated rookie contract extension with the team, including 30% cap language.

According to this deal, he will earn $33.5 million in the 2023-24 season, $36.18 million in the 2024-25 season, and $38.86 million the following year.

It will keep him with the team until the end of the 2027-28 season and pays the final year base salary of $44.22 million.

Career Earnings

Darius has earned $29,083,315 up until now from his NBA career.

And by the end of the 2027-28 season, he will have made more than $223,383,315 just from NBA, and we are pretty sure he will make millions more from his endorsement deals.

Social Media & Dating

Darius Garland has a massive social media following. He is particularly active on Instagram and Twitter.

His Instagram profile has over 481k followers, where he shares his professional career updates.

Unknown Facts

  • Darius Garland’s both grandfathers served in the United States Army.
  • After retiring from his professional basketball career, Darius’ father Winston became a recreation leader at the Indiana State Prison. Similarly, he coached the West Side leadership Academy in Gary.
  • Darius led the Cavs to a double-overtime 132-122 win against the Hornets with a game-leading 41 points on November 18, 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Is Darius Garland injured?

No, Darius Garland is not injured. Despite suffering a thumb injury, he has returned to court.

What happened to Garland's eye?

Darius suffered a scratch on the inside of his left eyelid that sidelined him for five games. The Cavs went 5-0 without him.

Who injured Darius Garland?

In a game against Toronto Raptors, Gary Trent Jr. injured Garland in the eye in a collision.

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