About the Classic
The Lakeshore Classic is a regional family oriented event focusing its activities on raising educational awareness and drawing on the parallels between sports participation and academic achievement to encourage the region’s youth to follow a path for success.
We are proud to announce our 2021 speaker, former Gary Roosevelt star, Southwest Missouri State University Hall of Famer and NBA veteran, Mr. Winston Garland. Garland was selected in the 1987 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He played for a few other NBA teams during his stellar nine year NBA
career. Winston also served as the head boys’ basketball coach at Gary West Side.
Maybe his proudest sports moment is being the father of Darius Garland, the 5th overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft and who is currently starring in the point guard role with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Come out and welcome home this former NBA player, coach and Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Famer Winston Garland on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 11:30 a.m., at Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, Council Oak Steak House, 5400 W. 29th Avenue, Gary.