#5 JOSH HOWARD
Weight: 210 lbs.
: April 28, 1980
College: Wake Forest
NBA Years: 7
Drafted: 29th overall by Dallas Mavericks in 2003
Career Transactions: Traded by Mavericks with Quinton Ross, Drew Gooden and James Singleton to the Washington Wizards for Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson (2/13/10).
Professionally:Averaged a career-high 19.9 points and 7.0 rebounds for DAL in 2007-08…Named to the 2007 Western Conference All-Star Team…Averaged 16.7 points and 7.4 rebounds in 23 playoff games (all starts) for the Mavericks during their run to the 2006 NBA Finals…Won back-to-back Western Conference Player of the Week awards (12/24/06 and 12/31/06)…Named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team in 2003-04…Played in the Rookie-Sophomore Challenge in 2004 and 2005.
Personally: Born in Winston-Salem, NC….Full name is Joshua Jay Howard…Graduated from Glenn High School in Kernersville, NC…Spent a year at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia after high school…Nickname is “J-Ho”…Credits his family for having the most influence on his career…Is the son of Nancy and Terry Henderson…With The Josh Howard Foundation, has hosted pizza parties, bingo nights and free basketball clinics at multiple DC-area recreation centers…Visited and provided a Christmas Eve dinner and holiday gifts for a local family of seven who lost their home and possessions to a fire in 2010…Sponsored a turkey drive in Southeast Washington DC on the basketball courts in Barry Farms, where the world famous Goodman Basketball league takes place during the summer, to give away 500 turkeys at Thanksgiving to some of DC’s neediest families...Hosted a dinner for 10 single moms who best answered the question “What is the greatest obstacle in being a single mom?”…With teammates and coaches, served as a celebrity waiter at Washington’s “Salute to the Stars,” a dinner to pay tribute to wounded service men and women and their caregivers in October 2010…Appeared with Wizards Owner Ted Leonsis on Capitol Hill in the summer of 2010 in an event aimed to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy living…Donated $100,000 in the summer of 2010 to endow the “Josh Howard Scholarship” at Wake Forest…In January 2008, teamed up with Feed the Children to provide 400 families with boxes of food and personal care items…Hosts an annual celebrity bowling tournament to benefit The Josh Howard Foundation…Sponsors youth league athletics and conducts non-profit camps for children in Winston-Salem each summer…Also holds cookouts for the entire Winston-Salem community.
2010-11: Appeared in 18 games (10 starts), and averaged 8.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 22.7 minutes per game…Scored a season-high 16 points at CLE (2/13)…Made his season debut vs. MIA (12/18)…Missed a total of 64 games due to injury; 24 following ACL surgery (10/28-12/16), 20 due to left knee soreness (1/1, 1/7-2/12), three due to a strained left hamstring (3/5-3/8), and the final 17 games of the season due to left knee tendinitis (3/15-4/13).