Dylan Windler

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Dylan Windler
No. 9 – Cleveland Cavaliers
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1996-09-22) September 22, 1996 (age 22)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High schoolPerry Meridian
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
CollegeBelmont (2015–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentCleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First–team All-OVC (2018, 2019)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Dylan Windler (born September 22, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Belmont Bruins.

High school career[edit]

He grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he attended Perry Meridian High School. In addition to basketball, Windler excelled at golf and participated in junior golf tournaments. In the summer of 2014, Windler was selected to play for the Indiana Elite AAU team alongside future Virginia player Kyle Guy. His performance attracted scholarship offers from 15 Division I schools, and he signed with Belmont.[1] Windler led the state in points and rebounds per game as a senior with 27.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per contest.[2]

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Windler played a subpar season riding the bench and averaged around 4.3 points per game. His following sophomore year, he took on a starting guard position and became an outside threat with a 39.8% three-point completion rate, averaging 9.2 points per game.[3] Windler's junior year was a breakout season with 17.3 points per game, 9.3 rebounds per game, and shooting over 45 % from three. He had a career-high 36-point, 20-rebound game against Morehead State on February 17, 2018. He was named to the First-Team All-OVC. Coming into his senior season, Windler was named to the named to the 2019 Julius Erving Award Watch List.[4] Windler broke his career-high in points with 41, including a career-high eight 3-pointers, along with 10 rebounds and three steals in a 96-86 win against Morehead State on February 10, 2019.[5] As a senior, he scored 21.3 points per game and collected 10.8 rebounds per game, helping Belmont qualify for the NCAA tournament as an at-large. In a win over Temple, Windler had five points, 14 rebounds, and two assists and three steals. The Belmont Bruins faced off against the Maryland Terrapins in the NCAA Tournament Round of 64. Despite 35 points and 11 rebounds from Windler, Belmont narrowly lost 79–77.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Windler was drafted 26th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2019 NBA draft.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Belmont 32 1 18.4 .495 .239 .667 4.5 .9 .6 .6 4.3
2016–17 Belmont 30 30 30.1 .533 .398 .733 6.3 1.6 .9 1.0 9.2
2017–18 Belmont 33 33 35.4 .559 .426 .718 9.3 2.7 1.0 .9 17.3
2018–19 Belmont 33 33 33.2 .540 .429 .847 10.8 2.5 1.4 .6 21.3
Career 128 97 29.4 .541 .406 .761 7.8 2.0 1.0 .8 13.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dortch, Chris (April 1, 2019). "Dylan Windler climbing up Draft boards with all-around game". NBA.com. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "3 Dylan Windler". Belmont Bruins. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Katz, Andy (January 22, 2018). "Weekly honors: Kansas, Windler lead the way". NCAA. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "Belmont's Windler Named to Julius Erving Award Watch List". Ohio Valley Conference. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Boclair, David (February 10, 2019). "Windler's latest outing ranks among Belmont's best". Nashville Post. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "Cavs Select Darius Garland, Dylan Windler in 2019 NBA Draft" (Press release). NBA.com. June 20, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.

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