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Southwest Atlanta
Christian Academy
(Atlanta, GA)

Personal Info
  • Selected by Orlando in the first round (first overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft
  • Signed a contract extension with Orlando July 12, 2007
  • Named to the All-NBA First Team five straight seasons (2007-08 to 2011-12) and to the All-NBA Third Team once (2006-07)
  • Six-time NBA All- Star (2007-12) and five-time starter (2008-12)
  • Named NBA Defensive Player of the Year in three consecutive seasons (2008-09 to 2010-11), becoming the first player in NBA history to win the award three straight times
  • Named to NBA’s All-Defensive First Team four straight seasons (2008-09 to 2011-12) and to the All-Defensive Second Team once (2007-08)
  • Member of the USA Men’s Senior National Team program and helped the USA capture the Gold Medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China
  • Has 457 career double-doubles, including 41 career 20-point/20-rebound games and six 30-point/20-rebound efforts
  • Also has recorded 45 career double-doubles during the postseason
  • Owns 58 career 20+ rebound games
  • Enters the 2012-13 season with the fifth best career field goal percentage in NBA history (.577 (4,034-6,988))
  • Earned NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors six times (November 2006, April 2006, November 2007, December 2007, October/November 2010, February 2011) and NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week 18 times
  • Played in 351 consecutive games (11/3/04-12/12/08) and made 201 straight starts (3/24/06-12/12/08), both Orlando team records … Unanimous selection to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team in 2004-05.
  • HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired from Orlando along with Earl Clark and Chris Duhon in a four-team trade (Denver, Philadelphia) in exchange for Josh McRoberts, Christian Eyenga, a 2017 protected first round draft pick and a 2015 protected second round draft pick with Andrew Bynum going to Philadelphia on July 10, 2012.
Career Info
  • Full name is Dwight David Howard
  • Father, Dwight Sr., is a Georgia State trooper and serves as Athletic Director of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy
  • Mother, Sheryl, played on the inaugural women’s team at Morris Brown College
  • Recognized for his tremendous efforts in the Central Florida community with the Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Awards a franchise-record six times, including the last five seasons (2005, 2008-11, co-winner in 2012)
  • Received the NBA Community Assist award three times (July 2007, January 2009, October 2010)
  • Served as a spokesperson for the NBA Fit program to raise awareness of physical fitness and nutrition to fight childhood obesity
  • Established the D12 Foundation in 2011 (
  • Donated $17,500 to the Pine Hills Boys & Girls Club for new computers, televisions and furniture in the summer of 2007
  • Helped create a state-of-the-art game room designed especially for teenagers at the Florida Hospital for Children
  • Provided an initial $30,000 to fund the new room, which features the latest in videogame technology, movies, board games, and education resources to provide young patients undergoing difficult medical treatment with a place to relax and have fun
  • Launched in 2009
  • Holds an annual father/son basketball clinic during the summer in his hometown of Atlanta
  • Has also taken on a mentorship role with a young boy he met at his camp, routinely speaking and working with him
  • Donated 300 pairs of shoes to the students at Orange Center Elementary School for their hard work towards improving their FCATs
  • Hosted a prayer breakfast for 150 Central Florida high school students
  • Spent part of summer 2005 in Manila as part of NBA Madness, an interactive basketball lifestyle event for fans
  • Helped build a playground in the Central Florida community
  • Also participated in ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for local family
  • Favorite movies are Finding Nemo and Friday
  • Wrote several goals down while in the eighth grade – among those were to lead his team to a state championship and to become the first overall selection in the NBA Draft
  • Favorite players are Michael Jordan and Kevin Garnett
  • Traveled to India in summer of 2010 to participate in a series of events to further the growth of basketball and the NBA in the world’s second-largest nation
  • Also toured China and Taiwan in support of the Amway Nutrilite Junior NBA challenge, a developmental program for children ages 7-12.