Tyrone W. Garland is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at La Salle University. He has also played for the New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, and the Toronto Raptors. He is known for his game-winning shot dubbed the ‘Southwest Philly Floater’ in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
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Tyrone W. Garland is an American professional basketball player for the Mississauga Power. He played college basketball at La Salle University. He was a three-star recruit coming out of high school. He starred for John Bartram High School in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He scored 2,198 points in his high school career, making him the third-leading scorer in the history of the Philadelphia Public League. As a senior, he led the Philly Pride to sixth place at the national AAU tournament in Orlando, Florida. He is known for his game-winning shot dubbed the ‘Southwest Philly Floater’ in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. His cousin Bernard Tyler, a former player at Overbrook High School, helped him learn a basketball move known as the floater. He also played Amateur Athletic Union basketball with the Philadelphia Pride while at Bartram. He has also played for the New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, and the Toronto Raptors. He plays the point guard position, but is known as an all-around guard. He currently plays for Mississauga in the Canadian Basketball Association (CBA) He is the son of Audrey Tyler and the nephew of former Philadelphia Eagles player Bill Tyler. He grew up on South Yewdall Street, near 54th Street and Greenway Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia’s Kingsessing neighborhood. He attended middle school at Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School in the same area. He graduated from Bartram with a four-year letter winner, and was promoted to team captain in his senior season.
In his time, he scored the third most points by any player in the Public League, only being exceeded by Maureece Rice and Wilt Chamberlain. He led Bartram in his last two seasons there, averaging 28. 5 points and 25. 1 points per game as a junior and senior respectively. In an earlier 2009 Class AAAA playoff contest, Garland scored eight consecutive points in the final 44 seconds of regulation. He capped the streak by making a 30-foot shot with 3. 3 seconds remaining, and his 40 total points helped Bartram win, 72–67. The team went 73–35 in the years that Garland was with them, and he led them to a PPL championship appearance against Imhotep Institute Charter High School,. He scored 32 points and 6 three-pointers, but his teammates were only 5-for-37 in their shot attempts. While in high school, he also played basketball with Amauro Austin, a statistician for the program while Garland was there. On July 8, 2013, The Philadelphia Daily News named Garland first-team All-City and the Associated Press named him a first- team All-State selection. The next day, he finished with an 8–1 record with an under-17 team in the AAU national tournament in Florida, Orlando. Garland’s contributions to the team were largely due to his solid contributions to an 8-1 record in July 2013.
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