Dwight David Howard II was born in Atlanta on December 8, 1985 to Dwight Sr. and Sheryl Howard. His father is a Georgia State Trooper and athletic director at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, a private school with one of the top high-school basketball programs in the country. His mother was a player on the inaugural women's basketball team at Morris Brown College. Howard won the 2004 Naismith Award as the nation's top high school player and was named Georgia Mr. Basketball in 2004. He has been the recipient of the NBA Community Assist award three times (July 2007, Jan. 2009 and Oct. 2010) and served as a spokesperson for the NBA Fit program to raise awareness of physical fitness and nutrition to fight childhood obesity. In 2011, Howard established the D12 Foundation, which is "focused on facilitating positive change in the lives of American youth -- as well as girls in East Africa -- through strategic programmatic and funding partners." Learn more about Howard by following him on Twitter at @DwightHoward and on Instagram at @dwighthoward.