Justise Winslow

Justise Winslow

Winslow at the Jordan Brand Classic 2014
No. 20 Miami Heat
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1996-03-26) March 26, 1996
Houston, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school St. John's (Houston, Texas)
College Duke (2014–2015)
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
2015–present Miami Heat
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Justise Jon Winslow (born March 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played small forward for the 2015 NCAA champion Duke Blue Devils before being drafted by the Miami Heat.

High school career

Winslow was a four-year starter at St. John's School in Houston, Texas. He started and ended his career at St. John's with league championships. He was the 2013 Gatorade Texas Player of the Year and averaged 27.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.8 steals per game as a senior in 2013–14. Winslow was selected as a McDonald's All-American in 2014.[1]

College career

Winslow averaged 14 points and five rebounds in his first five games in a Duke uniform. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski compared Winslow's game to that of former Duke stars Tommy Amaker and Grant Hill.[2] On February 9, 2015, Winslow was named ACC Freshman of the Week,[3] and later earned honorable mention All-ACC honors.[4] In the NCAA tournament, Winslow averaged 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game en route to a national championship. He played in 39 games for Duke as a freshman, averaging 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 steals in 29.1 minutes per game.[5]

In April 2015, Winslow declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of collegiate eligibility.[6]

College statistics

2014–15 Duke 393929.1.486.418.6416.

Professional career

Miami Heat (2015–present)

2015–16 season

Winslow defending LeBron James

On June 26, 2015, Winslow was selected by the Miami Heat with the 10th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.[7] On July 3, 2015, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Heat.[8] He made his debut for the Heat in the team's season opener against the Charlotte Hornets on October 28, recording five points and seven rebounds off the bench in a 104–94 win.[9] On November 6, he had a then season-best game with 13 points and eight rebounds in a loss to the Indiana Pacers.[10] On January 11, 2016, he made his first career start, recording seven points and three rebounds in a loss to the Golden State Warriors.[11] On February 22, he recorded a season-high 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes off the bench in a 101–93 win over the Indiana Pacers.[12] On March 14, he topped his season-high mark with 20 points in a 124–119 win over the Denver Nuggets.[13] During his rookie year, coach Erik Spoelstra consistently called on Winslow to defend the most lethal attackers in the league, from LeBron James to James Harden, as he developed into a defensive stopper.[14] At the season's end, he earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors.[15]

2016–17 season

Winslow started all nine games for the Heat to begin the season before missing the next nine with a sore left wrist.[16]

Career statistics

  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

Regular season

2015–16 Miami 78 8 28.6 .422 .276 .684 5.2 1.5 .9 .3 6.4
Career 78 8 28.6 .422 .276 .684 5.2 1.5 .9 .3 6.4


2016 Miami 13 2 25.4 .432 .278 .700 4.8 .6 .6 .3 6.9
Career 13 2 25.4 .432 .278 .700 4.8 .6 .6 .3 6.9

Personal life

Winslow is the son of Robin Davis and Rickie Winslow. His father played for the University of Houston Cougars basketball team from 1983–87, where he was a member of the famed Phi Slama Jama team that included Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, and was selected 28th overall by the Chicago Bulls in the 1987 NBA draft. Winslow has three older brothers, Cedrick, Brandon and Josh; and an older sister, Bianca. His brother, Josh, plays football at Dartmouth, while sister, Bianca, is a basketball player at Houston.[17]


  1. Borzello, Jeff (January 1, 2013). "Players announced for McDonald's All-American Game". CBS Sports. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  2. Norlander, Matt (November 23, 2014). "Surprisingly, it's Justise Winslow, not Okafor, who's been Duke's best frosh". CBS Sports. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  3. "ACC Basketball: Players of the Week Announced". theACC.com. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  4. "ACSMA 2015 All-ACC Basketball Teams Announced". Atlantic Coast Conference. March 8, 2015. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  5. "Justise Winslow Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  6. Keeley, Laure (April 14, 2015). "Duke's Justise Winslow to enter NBA Draft". The News & Observer. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  7. "HEAT Select Justise Winslow". NBA.com. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  8. "HEAT Signs Justise Winslow". NBA.com. July 3, 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  9. "Bosh returns, Heat top Hornets 104-94 in season opener". NBA.com. October 28, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  10. "Paul George scores 36 points to help Pacers move to 3-3". NBA.com. November 6, 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  11. "Warriors beat Heat 111-103 for 36th straight home win". NBA.com. January 11, 2016. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  12. Navarro, Manny (February 22, 2016). "Miami Heat trips Pacers in OT as Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside star". MiamiHerald.com. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  13. "Winslow, Richardson lead Heat past Nuggets, 124-119". NBA.com. March 14, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  14. Baumgard, Josh (January 5, 2016). "Justise Winslow is a Defensive Savant". slicemiami.com. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  15. "Wolves' Towns, Knicks' Porzingis lead 2015-16 NBA All-Rookie teams". NBA.com. May 19, 2016. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  16. "Whiteside's double-double lifts Heat over Nuggets 106-98". ESPN.com. November 30, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  17. "Justise Winslow Bio". GoDuke.com. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
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