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Full Name: Joshua Jay Howard
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-6 (1.98 m)/ 203 (92.1 kg)
Birthdate: April 28, 1980 (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
High School: Glenn HS (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
Prep School: Hargrave Academy (Chatham, Va.)
College: Wake Forest

Selected in the first round (29th overall) by the Dallas Mavericks

Wake Forest
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 12-for-42 (..286); 2000-01, 18-for-46 (.391); 2001-02, 26-for-79 (.329); 2002-03, 53-for-142 (.373). Totals: 109-for-309 (.353).

Career Highlights: Named First Team All-America by AP as a senior. Earned unanimous Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year award (the first unanimous pick since David Thompson in 1975). Led Wake Forest to its first outright ACC regular season title in 41 seasons. Is one of only two ACC players in history (Shane Battier is the other) to amass 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists, 200 steals, 100 blocks and 100 three-pointers. Ranks second in school history in steals, third in games started, fifth in blocks, sixth in double-doubles (22) and games played, seventh in rebounds and 10th in scoring.

Senior (2002-03): Unanimous choice to All-ACC First Team. Top vote-getter for ACC All-Defensive Team. Topped conference in scoring and ranked in top 10 in seven other categories. Scored career-high 32 points and added 10 rebounds in win at North Carolina. Tallied 31 points and nine rebounds in win at Wisconsin. Notched 30 points vs. Georgia Tech. Snared career-high 14 rebounds at Duke. Posted 24 points and 12 rebounds in win vs. North Carolina State.

Junior (2001-02): Was an All-ACC Third Team pick and an NABC All-District First Team selection despite missing three games with a high ankle sprain. Led team in steals and ranked second in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots. Posted six double-doubles. Finished third in the ACC in offensive rebounds, sixth in field goal percentage, seventh in rebounds, eighth in blocks and ninth in steals. Scored 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, dished out four assists and had four steals in ACC Tournament vs. Georgia Tech.

Sophomore (2000-01): Earned All-ACC Second Team honors as he topped Demon Deacons in scoring and finished fifth in the league in steals. Registered four double-doubles. Blocked 32 shots in 29 games. Recorded 21 points and seven rebounds vs. No. 3 Kansas. Scored season-high 24 points in loss at Maryland.

Freshman (1999-00): Rookie guided team to NIT Championship. Topped Wake in steals and ranked second in blocks. Scored season-high 19 points in ACC Tournament semifinal vs. Duke. Contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds vs. Georgia Tech. Scored 18 points at Florida State.

Strengths: Very quick player who can guard big guards and small forwards. Improved his offensive game as a senior, particularly his free throw shooting (.833).

Personal: Was a hometown recruit for Wake Forest as he played at Glenn High School in nearby Kernersville, N.C., before spending a post-graduate year at Hargrave Academy in Virginia.