Darius Garland

Five-star Darius Garland lived up to the hype at the NY2LA Swish N Dish

MEQUON, Wisc - Five-star point guard Darius Garland had a monster showing on Saturday at the NY2LA Swish N Dish, and led his team to key wins.

Players like Darius Garland always have high expectations when coming into the spring, and so far that hasn't been a problem for the five-star floor general. Garland was downright dominant at times on Saturday at the NY2LA Swish N Dish and showed why he is one of the most highly recruited prospects in the entire country.

About what he is working to improve on this spring, Garland said, "I am working to become more of a leader. I am really excited about the summer. I know I have to continue to get stronger and just improve on everything."


Schools such as DukeIndianaUCLAVanderbiltTennessee and others have offered Garland a scholarship, and Garland says he has an idea of how he wants to move ahead in his recruitment.

"I am just taking my time and letting it all come to me," he explained. "Hopefully I can make my decision soon, but I don’t know yet for sure when I will decide."

One school that has been linked with Garland quite a bit is Duke. Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski has been active recruiting Garland and he is very interested in the Blue Devils program.

"I love Coach K and the entire coaching staff," said Garland of Duke. "It is a really good school and a place I am really excited about. I hope to take an official visit there soon and get to know the coaching staff better."

Close to home is Vanderbilt, and Bryce Drew and his staff are doing everything they can to keep Garland from leaving the city.

"I have had a relationship with Coach Drew since he was at Valpo," noted Garland. "I am very excited about the entire coaching staff there and the job they are doing, so it is good to get to know them better."

Also the Indiana Hoosiers were making Garland a priority. There has been a recent coaching change in Bloomington, and Garland is intrigued with how that will impact his recruitment.

"I haven’t heard from Coach (Archie) Miller yet," noted Garland. "I do like Indiana and I am curious to see how that goes with them. With my dad being from the state and how passionate their fan base is it is a school I'm interested in."

While Garland doesn't seem to want to wait too long to make a commitment, he does seem to be in no rush to end his recruitment until gaining as much information as needed about the schools on his list.

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