Gary Garland

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Gary Garland
Personal information
Born (1957-10-12) October 12, 1957 (age 61)
East Orange, New Jersey
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolClifford J. Scott
(East Orange, New Jersey)
CollegeDePaul (1975–1979)
NBA draft1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Denver Nuggets
Career history
1979–1980Denver Nuggets
Stats at

Gary J. Houston (né Garland; October 12, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season with the Nuggets (1979–80).[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.



  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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