Gary Garland

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Gary J. Garland
Personal information
Born (1957-10-12) October 12, 1957 (age 57)
East Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Clifford J. Scott
(East Orange, New Jersey)
College DePaul (1975–1979)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Career history
1979–1980 Denver Nuggets
Stats at

Gary J. Garland (born October 12, 1957), also known as Gary Houston, is a former professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season with the Nuggets (the 1979–80 season).[1] Garland studied at DePaul University. He is the son of gospel singer Cissy Houston, and the half-brother of Michael Houston and Whitney Houston. He is the uncle of Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney's daughter with Bobby Brown. Garland himself has performed as a singer.[2]

Work as a vocal singer[edit]

After a break from basketball, Garland joined his half-sister R&B/pop singer Whitney Houston, by participating in her Greatest Love Tour in 1986 as a duet/background vocalist. This led to a continuous work relationship; he was featured in several of Whitney's tours throughout the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and her final tour, 2010's Nothing But Love Tour.


Personal life[edit]

  • Garland is married to Pat Houston, and the couple has a daughter named, Raya Garland.Also he has two older children son Jon Blaire and Daughter Asha with first wife Monique.


  1. ^ "Gary Garland NBA & ABA Statistics". Retrieved July 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "A Demon of a singer". Chicago Sun-Times. July 11, 1986. 10.

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