June 20, 2019Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1st round (26th pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
July 2, 2019Signed a rookie multi-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers
Dylan Windler was born in 1996 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Karen Eickman. He attended Perry Meridian High School in his hometown and earned varsity honors all four years. After posting 13.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a junior, Windler took off in his senior season with state-leading averages of 27.3 points and 10.2 rebounds. In 2014, he played for the Indiana Elite AAU team that won the Adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Windler also excelled in golf during high school and qualified for the Indiana state championship as a freshman. You can follow him on Twitter (@Dylan_Windler23) and Instagram (@d_win23).College/International Summary
Few people would have predicted stardom for Windler after a relatively quiet freshman season. The 6-foot-8 swingman from Indianapolis averaged 4.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in 18.4 minutes as a reserve for the Bruins. He moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore and topped the 20-point mark three times, including an NIT victory over Georgia. Windler's breakout came as a junior in 2017-18 when he led Belmont with 17.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. He opened the season with four straight double-doubles and had 15 on the season. His best game came in a win over Morehead State in which he contributed 36 points on a 14-for-17 tally from the field and 20 rebounds. Despite going 15-3 in OVC play, coach Rick Byrd's team was eliminated in the conference tournament by Murray State. Windler would not be denied access to the Big Dance as a senior. He scored 30 points or more nine times, including a career-high 41 points in a win over Morehead State. The Bruins received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament after losing to Murray State again in the OVC Tournament. Windler was held to five points in the win over Temple in the first round, but he tallied 35 points and 11 rebounds in the loss to Maryland in the Round of 32. Windler was drafted 26th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2019 NBA Draft.