About Dylan Windler
Dylan Windler is a skilled, savvy offensive player who steadily improved into one of the most productive, efficient wings in mid-major basketball. A lightly regarded player coming out of Perry Meridian High School as a member of the high school class of 2015, Windler saw steady minutes as a true freshman, but averaged only 4.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in his first season under Rick Byrd. He steadily grew into one of the best players in the Ohio Valley Conference averaging 21.6 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game on elite efficiency numbers as a senior to guide the Bruins to an NCAA Tournament appearance.
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- Possesses solid size for a wing measured at 6’7.5 in shoes with a 196-pound frame and a 6’10 wingspan at the Draft Combine. Not especially quick and has room to get stronger, but can play above the rim with room to gather and can be deceptive using the threat of his jump shot to his advantage.
- Played a huge role for Belmont and was among the most comprehensively efficient players in the country. As with most players Byrd coached, moved extremely well off the ball and made timely reads as a passer, but also showed deep range out past the NBA 3-point line both off the catch and off the dribble and has a knack for finishing with touch inside.
- Engaged defender with good instincts. Covers a lot of ground playing with a nice energy, but lacks a degree of length to contest shots. Likes to mix it up on the glass and would benefit from getting stronger.
- One of 10 finalists for the 2018-19 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award as a Senior.
- Two-time Lou Henson All-American, which recognizes the top players from mid-major schools.
- One of four players to record 1,600 career points and 1,000 rebounds in Ohio Valley Conference history dating to 1971.
- Helped Belmont to three conference championships and 94 victories, including Power 5 wins over UCLA, Georgia and Vanderbilt.
- Ranked third in the OVC in scoring (21.3 ppg) and first in rebounding (10.9 rpg, 10th in Division I).
- All-OVC First Team selection and All-District by the NABC and USBWA.
- Posted 35 points and 11 rebounds against Maryland in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
- Helped Belmont (27-6) to an OVC championship and its first NCAA Tournament win.
- Named CBS National Player of the Week after tallying a career-high 41 points, 12 rebounds and three steals vs. Morehead State (Feb. 9).
- Skilled offensive player with deep range.
- Has a knack for being in the right spot.
- Comfortable putting the ball on the floor.
- Outstanding rebounder with a great nose for the ball.
- 2018-19 Male Scholar Athlete of the Year by the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association with his 3.74 GPA.
- Outstanding golfer while growing up in Indianapolis.