Justise Winslow Hinders Stats & Contract From Injury? On Or Off The Court?
Desire, dedication, determination, concentration, and standing up even after being down, are what it requires to stabilize your career.
American professional basketball player, Justise Winslow, who has made a good name for himself in the basketball world despite injuries ever since the start, is one to look forth in the future.
Known for his quick dribbles and sharpshooting skills, the NBA shooting guard might not have filled the boots he was expected to but has been adding numbers to his stats, and there's no stopping to it, even with the presence of injuries.
Sharp Shooter: Check out Justise Winslow's best plays from his university career (Published on 28 April 2015)
Winslow, who has enormous potential to reach the top, earns $39 million per year salary from his contract with Miami Heat at just the age of 21.
He's active on social media like Twitter with over 122k followers.
Justise Showed His 'A' Game Since His Young Age
Born as Justise Jon Winslow to Robin Davis (father) and Rickie Winslow (mother) on 26 March 1996, Justine Winslow is the native of Houston, Texas, United States.
As being born in an athletic family where his father was a basketball player, a member of the famed Phi Slama Jama, he developed a lot of passions and interests for basketball since his early age.
As for his hair, its a bit afro one.
Hair Goals: View Winslow's afro hair from all sides; doesn't he look astonishing? (Photo: ESPN.com)
Winslow studied at St. John’s High School, and it was precisely where it all started for him as a basketball player.
While at school, he was able to show his raw unbrushed talent as he was named the 2013 Gatorade Texas Player of the Year with an average stats of 27.5 points, 13.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.8 steals per game in 2013–14.
After finishing his school, he always wanted to be connected with the game, and joining Duke University was what he exactly needed to shape his career in a specific dimension.
While in the University, he played in 39 games as a freshman, averaging 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.3 steals in 29.1 minutes per game.
He also earned the All-ACC honors while playing college basketball for Duke.
And making a quick impact with an impressive stats just for his age, he was all set for NBA drafts at just the age of 19.
From University Basketball To NBA; Check Justice Winslow's Stats
Justice Winslow, who stands at the height of 6 feet and 7 inches, initiated his professional basketball career in 2015 after being picked as a 10th overall pick by the Miami Heat in the 2015 NBA draft.
After signing a contract with the Heats, he took over the no. 20 jersey with the roles of a shooting guard.
In his debut game on 28 October 2015, he recorded stats of five points and seven rebounds in a match against Charlotte Hornets.
Ever since the start, he struggled to settle in Miami, which was supplemented by an ankle injury so early in his playing career.
However, like an army on a mission, he kept working hard and managed to top his season-high stat of 20 points against Denver Nuggets on 14 March 2016, after coming back from the injury. But sadly, it was the only good game he had during the entire season.
One To Watch: All the stats of Justise Winslow up to this point of his career (Photo: Wikipedia.com)
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And at the end of 2015-16 season, although he did not live up to the expectations, he somehow managed to make it to the NBA All-Rookie Season Team.
Just when you thought he would be settling well in Miami, he was once again struck with an injury of the sore left wrist, as of which, he just managed 18 games during the whole 2016-17 season.
Re-embarking his career after such injury, determined Winslow went on to record a season-best stat of 23 points and 13 rebounds in a winning match against Los Angeles Lakers on 22 December 2016.
Beast Mode: Justice Winslow scores his career high; 23 points against LA Lakers (Published on December 2016)
Despair for the young lad as he returned to the same old routine undergoing through surgery after an injury of a torn labrum in his right shoulder on 5 January 2017.
Later in 2017, after making a comeback from the shoulder injury, Winslow managed 68 games in total during the 2017-18 season with the stats of 7.8 points per game.
Looking at Winslow's three years career after being drafted; from the stats of averaging 12.6 points back in the university to stats of averaging 6.8 points, it would be fair enough to say that injury has fairly played hard on the rook's unsatisfying stats.
However, the rook is now very determined to make a statement in the NBA and maybe we will see much better of him in the 2018-19 season.