Team: Miami Heat
Height/Weight: 6’7″, 225 lbs.
Date of Birth: March 26, 1996
Place of Birth: Houston, Texas
High School: St. John’s School
College: Duke University
Drafted: 2015 – 1st Round, 10th Overall by Miami Heat
Justise Winslow is a basketball player for the Miami Heat.
Raised in Houston, TX, Winslow attended St. John’s School, where he earned McDonald’s All-American, Parade All-American and Texas Mr. Basketball honors. Winslow committed to Duke University in November of 2013. An immediate standout, Winslow led the Blue Devils to a 2015 National Championship win.
Following his freshman season at Duke, Winslow declared for the 2015 NBA Draft. In April 2015, Winslow signed with Roc Nation Sports ahead of the 2015 NBA Draft. On June 25, 2016, Winslow was selected 10th overall by the Miami Heat.
Winslow and his family operate Robin’s House Family Foundation, an organization encouraging children to discover their potential through education, recreation, and community outreach. Past events held include a free annual basketball camp, the Justise Winslow Invitational Clinic, and the D.R.E.A.M Showcase, a talent show for under-resourced children in Miami.
Winslow’s father, Rickie, is a former University of Houston player who formed part of the famed Phi Slama Jama. His sister, Bianca, played basketball at Houston and his brother, Josh, played football at Dartmouth.
Miami Heat rookie Justise Winslow spent the day yesterday with 20 7th-grade students from Morningside K-8 Academy playing games and eating lunch provided by his partner, Ms. Cheezious. Justise also handed out Adidas backpacks filled with goodies, all provided by his partners, Adidas, PlayStation, JBL and AXE.