Howard Nathan

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Howard Nathan
Personal information
Born (1972-01-21) January 21, 1972 (age 47)
Peoria, Illinois
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolManual (Peoria, Illinois)
PositionPoint guard
Career history
1995Omaha Racers
1995–1996Atlanta Hawks
1998–1999Rockford Lightning
Stats at

Howard Nathan (born January 21, 1972) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Peoria, Illinois, Nathan attended DePaul University, Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana at Monroe) and Northwest Arkansas Community College. He played 5 games during the 1995–96 NBA season with the Atlanta Hawks, averaging 2.6 points and 0.4 assists per game.

Nathan appears in the 1994 documentary film Hoop Dreams as an adversary of Arthur Agee's John Marshall Metropolitan High School Commandos in the 1991 Illinois high school basketball championship tournament. Nathan's Manual High School (Peoria) ultimately won the game. Nathan was named Mr. Basketball of Illinois in 1991.

Nathan is now paralyzed after an allegedly drunk driver drove into his Oldsmobile in Peoria on July 30, 2006.[1]


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jamie Brandon
Illinois Mr. Basketball Award Winner
Succeeded by
Chris Collins