Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

  • Date:
    Jun 10, 2014

Position: Center
Height: 6’11” (211 cm)
Weight: 265 lbs. (120 kg)
NBA Team: Houston Rockets
School: Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (GA)

USA BASKETBALL NOTES

  • Gold Medals: 2008 Olympics, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship.
  • Bronze Medal: 2006 FIBA World Championship.
  • Named a member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team on Jan. 23, 2014.
  • Named a member of the 2010-12 USA Men’s National Team on Feb. 10, 2010.
  • Member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Averaged 10.9 ppg., 5.8 rpg., while shooting 74.5 percent from the field.
  • Member of the 2008 USA Senior National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Averaged 10.0 ppg. and 5.2 rpg., shot 75.9 percent from the field.
  • Member of the 2007 USA FIBA Americas Championship Team that finished 10-0, won gold and qualified the United States men for the 2008 Olympics. Started in nine games and played in all 10 of the USA’s games. Averaged 10.0 ppg. (6th best on team), a team high 5.3 rpg., a team high 1.8 bpg., 16.5 minutes a game, while shooting a team best 81.4 percent (35-43 FGs) from the field.
  • Recorded in the gold medal game against Argentina 20 points on perfect 7-for-7 shooting from the field and 6-for-8 shooting from the foul line, also added five rebounds and four blocked shots in 18 minutes of action. Recorded 19 points on 9-for-10 shooting from the field in 18 minutes versus Mexico.
  • Played for the USA White Team in the 2007 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge and recorded 21 points( 9-9 FGs, 3-3 FTs), also added nine rebounds and two blocked shots in just 24 minutes of action.
  • Helped lead USA to an 8-1 record and bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan. Played in nine games and started five, averaged 7.3 ppg. (5th best on team), a team second best 4.7 rpg., a team leading 1.3 bpg., while shooting 54.1percent from the field.
  • Finished the 2006 FIBA World Championship ranked sixth in blocked shots and his 12 blocked shots rank as the sixth most by a USA player in World Championship play.
  • Named on August 17, 2006, a member of the 2006 USA World Championship Team.
  • Helped lead the USA Senior National Team to a 5-0 record during its pre-World Championship tour averaging 5.4 ppg. and a team high 5.8 rpg.
  • Named on March 5, 2006, to the 2006-2008 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team.
  • Named to 2004 USA Men's Junior National Select Team that would compete in the 2004 Nike Hoop Summit, however, he did not compete after withdrawing for personal reasons.

NBA HONORS

  • Three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year selection (2009, 2010 and 2011).
  • Voted the 2008-09 NBA Defensive Player of the Year to become the youngest player so honored.
  • Selected All-NBA first team five times (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012), was a unanimous selection in 2010.
  • Named All-NBA second team once (2014).
  • Named All-NBA third team twice (2007 and 2013).
  • Named NBA All-Defensive first team four times (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012).
  • Named All-Defensive second team once (2008).
  • Named as an NBA All-Star eight consecutive years (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) and fsix-time starter (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013).
  • Votedan Eastern Conference starter in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game and finished with 17 points (7-10 FGS), 5 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in 27 minutes.
  • Voted a 2009 NBA All-Star starter and set an NBA-record with 3,151,181 votes.
  • Played on the Sophomore Team in the 2006 Rookie Challenge.
  • Unanimous selection to the 2004-05 NBA All-Rookie first team.
  • Finished third in the voting for 2004-05 NBA Rookie of the Year
  • Won the 2008 Sprite Slam Dunk competition, dominated both rounds, scoring perfect 50s on both of his first round dunks and receiving 78 percent of the fans' votes in the finals.
  • Selected a reserve member of the 2007 NBA Eastern Conference All-Star Team. Posted a double-double of 20 points (10-14 FGs), a game best 12 rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in 21 minutes as the East fell to the West 153-132.
  • Also demonstrated his rim-rattling flare in the 2007 Sprite Slam Dunk during the 2007 NBA All-Star Weekend. The NBA denied his request this week to raise the rim to 12 feet for the slam dunk event at All-Star Weekend. So while dunking on a regulation 10-foot rim, he placed a sticker with his off-hand atop the backboard -- 12-feet, 6-inches off the ground.
  • Received NBA Community Assist Award for July 2007.

NBA MILESTONES

  • Lists as a 5-time NBA rebounding leader (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013) and is a two-time NBA blocks leader (2009 and 2010).
  • Became the first player in NBA history to lead the league in blocked shots and rebounds for a season twice - let alone in consecutive years.
  • Led the NBA in 2009-10 in field goal percentage (.612%), rebounding (13.2 rpg.) and blocked shots (2.78 bpg.) becoming the first player to lead the league in all three of those categories since the NBA started keeping blocked shots in 1973.
  • Grabbed his 2,000 career rebound against Memphis (11/20/06) becoming the youngest in NBA history to reach the milestone (20 years, 347 days).
  • Became in 2005-06 one of only eight players in the NBA and the first rookie (along with Emeka Okafor) to average a double-double since Shaquille O'Neal and Alonzo Mourning accomplished the feat in 1992-93.
  • Became the youngest player in NBA history with 20-plus boards in a game after doing so versus Toronto (12/1/05). Also had 20 rebounds against Atlanta (2/10/06) becoming the first rookie since Tim Duncan in 1997-98 with multiple 20-plus rebound games in a rookie season
  • Became first NBA rookie since 1992-93 (Shaquille O’Neal, 12 games) to record 10-plus rebounds in first nine regular season games of his career.
  • Became the first player in NBA history directly out of high school to start in all 82 games during his rookie season.

NBA NOTES

  • Completed in 2013-14 his 10th NBA season, first with Houston after eight with Orlando (2005- 2012) and one with the Los Angeles Lakers (2013).
  • Has played in 768 games, started 767 games in his career and averaged 18.3 ppg., 12.9 rpg., 1.5 apg., 2.2 bpg., 1.0 spg., while shooting 57.9 percent from the field and 57.4 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared and started in 67 career postseason games, has averaged 20.3 ppg., 14.1 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 2.7 bpg., while shooting 59.4 percent from the field.
  • Selected in the first round and No. 1 pick overall of the 2004 NBA Draft by Orlando. Drafted directly out of high school.

HIGH SCHOOL NOTES

  • Finished career at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (Ga.) with 2,146 points, 1,728 rebounds and 811 blocked shots in 129 games for career averages of 16.6 ppg., 13.4 rpg., and 6.29 bpg.
  • Won the 2004 Naismith Award, signifying the nation's top high school player; Morgan Wootten, Gatorade and the McDonald's National High School Player of the Year honors.
  • Named to 2004 McDonald's All-American Team and 2004 EA Sports Roundball Classic All Star Team.
  • Named Co-MVP of Big Time, when his AAU Atlanta Celtics took home tournament's tittle, named MVP at the Dunk at the Beach tournament, where his team finished first.

PERSONAL NOTES

  • Born December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 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 basketball team at Morris Brown College.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2008 OLY
8/8
35- 47
.745
0- 0
.---
17- 37
.459
46/ 5.8
87/ 10.9
0.5`
0.9
0.6
2008 SNT
5/5
22- 29
.759
0- 0
.---
6- 18
.333
26/ 5.2
50/ 10.0
0.4
1.0
1.6
2007 OLYQ
10/9
35- 43
.814
0- 0
.---
30- 45
.667
53/ 5.3
100/ 10.0
0.2
1.8
0.6
2007 SNT
1/1
9- 9
1.000
0- 0
.---
3- 3
1.000
9/ 9.0
21/ 21.0
0.0
2.0
1.0
2006 WC
9/5
20- 37
.541
0- 0
.---
26- 42
.619
42/ 4.7
66/ 7.3
0.0
1.3
0.3
2006 SNT
5/2
11- 16
.688
0- 0
.---
5- 14
.357
29/ 5.8
27/ 5.4
0.4
0.6
0.6
Totals
38/30
132-181
.729
0- 0
.---
87-159
.547
133/ 5.4
351/ 9.2
0.3
1.3
0.8
  • 2008 OLY - 2008 U.S. Olympic Games Team, Beijing, China (the USA finished 8-0 and won the gold medal).
  • 2008 SNT - 2008 USA Basketball Senior National Team (the USA compiled a 5-0 record).
  • 2007 OLYQ - 2007 USA FIBA Americas Championship Team (the USA finished 10-0, won the gold medal and qualified the U.S. men for the 2008 Olympics).
  • 2007 SNT - 2007 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge USA White Team (the USA Blue Team defeated USA White Team 105-104).
  • 2006 WC - 2006 USA World Championship Team (the USA finished 8-1 and won the bronze medal).
  • 2006 SNT - 2006 USA Basketball Senior National Team (the USA compiled a 5-0 record).
NBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013-14
71/71
473- 800
.591
2- 7
.286
349- 638
.547
866/12.2
1297/ 18.3
1.8
1.8
0.8
Totals
768/767
4977-8601
.579
4- 46
.097
4070-7086
.574
9833/12.9
14,028/ 18.3
1.5
2.2
1.0

 


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