Josh Howard  
 

  • Josh’s career stats at Kernersville Glenn High were 26 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks a game.
  • The thing Josh remembers most vividly about Hargrave Military Academy is that the bathroom stalls had no doors.
  • One of Josh’s biggest thrills in college was beating UNC 75-60 at home his senior year. The fans at Joel Coliseum picked him up and he went crowd surfing.
  • Josh was voted to the All-ACC First Team as a senior at Wake Forest, as well as the ACC All-Defensive Team. He also improved his free throw shooting from 65.7% to 83.3 %.
  • Josh was only the second player in ACC hoops history to be a unanimous choice for Player of the Year. The first was David Thompson of NC State.
  • Josh was selected over Dwyane Wade as the 2003 College Player of the Year by Basketball Digest.
  • Josh graduated as the 10th-leading scorer in Wake Forest history.
  • Josh is one of just five ACC players to finish his career with 1,00 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists, 200 steals and 100 blocks.
  • Wake Forest retired Josh’s #5 jersey in 2004. The school also honored him with a “Josh Howard Day.”
  • Josh’s nickname at Wake Forest was J-Ho.
  • Josh was the first Wake Forest player to be selected in the first round of NBA Draft since Tim Duncan in 1997.
  • In December of 2003, the Mavericks beat the Lakers in LA for the first time since 1990. Josh battled Kobe Bryant all night and had 17 points and 13 rebounds.
  • Josh finished fifth in rebounding among NBA rookies in 2003-04.
  • Josh is glad he had one year of military school and four years of college. The growing up he did has paid off in the NBA, he says, adding that a lot of players who came into the league early while he was at Wake have struggled to adjust, and many are fading from the league.
  • Josh has a wingspan of 7'-2.5".
  • Josh has toyed with the idea of entering politics when he retires from the NBA.


 

 



David Thompson, 1978 Topps


Tim Duncan, 2003 Sports Illustrated

 

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