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Rhyne Howard

  • As of May 19, 2019

USA Basketball Notes

  • Honors: 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship MVP.
  • Gold Medal: 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Silver Medal: 2019 Red Bull USA Basketball 3x3 Nationals.
  • Named to the 2019 USA U19 World Cup Team on May 19, 2019.
  • Competed for Drive in the 2019 Red Bull USA Basketball 3x3 Nationals where she helped lead her team to a silver medal and a 6-2 record; scored 11 of her team’s 20 points in the championship game.
  • As a member of the 2018 USA U18 National Team, started in five of six games and averaged 8.5 ppg., 4.7 rpg. and tied for a team-high with 3.0 apg. to help the USA to a 6-0 record and a gold medal from Aug. 1-7 in Mexico City.

College Honors

  • Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year and SEC All-Freshman Team by league coaches (2019).
  • All-SEC first team by league coaches (2019).
  • Associated Press SEC Newcomer of the Year and All-SEC second team (2019). 
  • espnW, WBCA and USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2019).
  • WBCA All-America honorable mention (2019).
  • Eight-time SEC Freshman of the Week selection, the most ever by a Kentucky player (2018-19).
  • USBWA National Freshman of the Week 

 

College Notes

  • As a freshman in 2018-19, aided Kentucky to a 25-8 record and the 2019 NCAA Tournament second round.
  • Started 32 of 32 games played and averaged team-bests of 16.4 ppg. and 6.6 rpg., ranked second with 74 3s made and 68 steals and third with 75 assists and 22 blocks. 
  • Posted career highs of 29 points versus Southern (11/11/18), 15 rebounds versus Sacred Heart (12/29/18), seven assists versus Vanderbilt (1/3/19) and seven steals versus Rhode Island (12/6/18).
  • Recorded five double-doubles and scored in double digits in 26 games. 

High School Honors

  • Naismith All-America honorable mention (2018).
  • Jordan Brand Classic All-Star (2018).
  • USA Today All-Tennessee first team (2018).
  • Gatorade State Player of the Year (2018).
  • Tennessee 3A Miss Basketball (2018).

    High School Notes

    • As a senior in 2017-18, averaged 22.2 ppg., 7.7 rpg., 4.1 apg., 5.3 spg. and 1.2 bpg. to help her team to a 33-1 record and the 3A state semifinals.

    Personal Notes

    • Hails from Cleveland, Tennessee.
    • Daughter of Rhvonja "RJ" Avery and James Howard; has two brothers, RaShawn Avery and James Howard, Jr.; and two sisters, Love Howard and Takema Sexton
    • Majoring in pre-civil engineering. 

    USA Basketball Statistics

    TEAM G/S AVG MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
    2018 U18 6/5 114/19.0 20-44 .455 7-22 .318 4-5 .800 28/4.7 51/8.5 18 7 8 11

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