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Richard Howell

  • Full Name: Richard Howell
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-8 / 250
  • Birthdate: June 12, 1991
  • College: N.C. State
 

Strengths
- Tough
- Great rebounder
- Dominant on the offensive glass
- Good scoring touch in the post
- Competes
- Strong

Weaknesses
- Undersized
- Isn’t an explosive athlete

NBA projection
Howell skipped the Portsmouth Invitational, but plenty of scouts caught his act this season, when he was the most dominant rebounder in the ACC and a solid offensive player as well. He’s been projected as a second-round pick, and though Howell is undersized for the power forward position, he’s got a chance to stick on an NBA roster because he’s strong, tough, and a great rebounder.

2012-13 Season
Howell earned first-team All-ACC honors from the media and second team from the coaches after leading the league in rebounding and becoming one of just two ACC players to averaged a double-double. He also paced the league in double-doubles.

Key statistics
12.7 ppg | 10.9 rpg | 1.7 apg | 1.6 tpg | 1.1 spg | 0.8 bpg | 31.6 mpg | .570 FG |.648 FT

Cool statistic
Howell is only the fifth player in NC State history to record more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, and the first since Tommy Burleson (1972-74).

Reminds me of...
Glen Davis

What Insiders Say
NC State coach Mark Gottfried
“We are starting to get to the point where we are taking for granted almost that the guy is getting double-doubles almost every single game.”

What Outsiders Say
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski
"Of all the players in [the ACC], he’s the unsung hero, the unsung great player in our league. He is such an easy guy to play with; he puts up amazing efficient numbers, big time numbers. That kid is terrific. He’s just absolutely terrific."

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch.