Ron Howard (basketball)

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Ron Howard
Free agent
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1982-11-14) November 14, 1982 (age 34)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Whitney Young (Chicago, Illinois)
College
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2007 Trigueros de Ciudad Obregón
2007–2010 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2010 Marinos de Anzoátegui
2010 Barak Netanya
2010–2011 Adelaide 36ers
2011–2014 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2015 Piratas de Quebradillas
2015 Seoul Samsung Thunders
2016 Élan Béarnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League champion (2014)
  • NBA D-League MVP (2014)
  • NBA D-League Sportsmanship Award (2013, 2014)
  • All-NBA D-League First Team (2014)
  • 3× NBA D-League All-Star (2010, 2013, 2014)
  • CIBACOPA champion (2007)
  • CIBACOPA All-Star (2007)
  • 2× Second-team All-MCC (2005, 2006)

Ron Howard (born November 14, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Élan Béarnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez of the LNB Pro A. He held the NBA Development League all-time scoring record from March 2014 to December 2014.[1]

High school career[edit]

Howard attended Whitney Young High School in Chicago, Illinois. As a senior, he averaged 17 points and five rebounds per game while earning All-Conference, All-City, All-Area and Special Mention All-State honors.[2]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Marquette, Howard played alongside future NBA players Dwyane Wade and Travis Diener. In 9 games, he averaged just 1.8 points per game.[2][3]

In 2002, he transferred to Valparaiso and subsequently sat out the 2002–03 season due to NCAA transfer rules.[2]

As a sophomore, he played 19 games, averaging 5.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.[2][3]

As a junior, he earned second team All-Conference honors, as well as winning the Dick Koenig Assist Award and the Homer W. Drew Sr. Memorial Most Improved Player Award. In 31 games. he averaged 13.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game.[2][3]

As a senior, he again earned second team All-Conference honors. In 29 games, he averaged 13.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

2006–07 season[edit]

Howard went undrafted in the 2006 NBA draft. In October 2006, he joined the Hanzevast Capitals of the Netherlands for a try-out but was unsuccessful and left the next month.

In early 2007, he joined Trigueros de Ciudad Obregón of Mexico for the 2007 CIBACOPA season. As well as being an All-Star, he helped Trigueros win the 2007 championship.

2007–08 season[edit]

On November 1, 2007, Howard was selected by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the 7th round of the 2007 NBA D-League draft.

2008–09 season[edit]

On September 29, 2008, Howard signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. However, he was later waived by the Bucks on October 20, 2008. Later that month, he was re-acquired by the Mad Ants.

2009–10 season[edit]

In July 2009, Howard joined the New York Knicks for the 2009 NBA Summer League. On September 24, 2009, he signed with the Knicks. However, he was later waived by the Knicks on October 7, 2009. In November 2009, he was re-acquired by the Mad Ants. In March 2010, he left the Mad Ants.

In April 2010, he signed with Marinos de Anzoátegui for the 2010 LPB season.

2010–11 season[edit]

In July 2010, Howard re-joined the New York Knicks for the 2010 NBA Summer League. In September 2010, he signed with Barak Netanya of Israel for the 2010–11 season. In November 2010, he left Netanya after just 3 games.

On December 15, 2010, he signed with the Adelaide 36ers for the rest of the 2010–11 NBL season.[4][5] On February 23, 2011, he was released by the 36ers due to an ankle injury.[6] In 11 games, he averaged 8.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.[7]

On March 14, 2011, he was re-acquired by the Mad Ants.[8]

2011–12 season[edit]

On September 20, 2011, Howard was re-acquired by the Mad Ants.[9]

On December 10, 2011, he signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. However, he was later waived by the Bucks on December 19, 2011. He then returned to the Mad Ants.

2012–13 season[edit]

In October 2012, Howard was re-acquired by the Mad Ants.[10]

On February 4, 2013, Howard was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[11] On April 16, 2013, he received the 2013 NBA D-League Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award.[12]

2013–14 season[edit]

In July 2013, Howard joined the Indiana Pacers for the Orlando Summer League (did not play for them) and the NBA D-League Select Team for the Las Vegas Summer League.[13] On September 10, 2013, he signed with the Pacers[14] but was later waived on October 17, 2013.[15] In November 2013, he was re-acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.[16]

On February 3, 2014, Howard was named to the Prospects All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[17] On March 29, 2014, in a game against the Springfield Armor, Howard broke the NBA D-League career scoring record, surpassing the previous mark by Renaldo Major (4,252 points). Howard finished the game with 20 points, bringing the new record to 4,261.[18]

On April 18, 2014, he received the 2014 NBA D-League Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award.[19] Six days later, Howard and Othyus Jeffers were named the co-MVPs of the NBA D-League for the 2013–14 season.[20] On April 26, the Mad Ants claimed their first D-League championship as they defeated the Santa Cruz Warriors 2–0.[21]

Howard completed the 2013–14 season with 4,324 career points. In December 2014, Renaldo Major re-claimed the scoring record.[1]

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, Howard re-joined the NBA D-League Select Team for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On March 3, 2015, he signed with Piratas de Quebradillas of Puerto Rico for the 2015 BSN season.[22]

2015–16 season[edit]

In July 2015, Howard was selected by the Seoul Samsung Thunders with the final pick in the 2015 Korean Basketball League draft.[23][24] In December 2015, he parted ways with Seoul after appearing in 27 games. Over that time, he averaged 7.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

2016–17 season[edit]

On November 6, 2016, Howard signed with French team Élan Béarnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez as an injury replacement for Yannick Bokolo.[25] He appeared in five games for the team before Bokolo returned to the line-up in early December.[26]

Jersey retirement[edit]

Howard's No. 19 jersey hanging in the rafters at Fort Wayne's Memorial Coliseum.

On March 3, 2017, Howard had his No. 19 jersey retired by the Mad Ants,[27] at halftime of the team's 106–94 win over the Westchester Knicks at Memorial Coliseum. Howard, who led the Mad Ants to the 2014 D-League Championship and was Co-MVP of the league, is the first player to be bestowed the honor.[28]

Personal[edit]

Howard is the son of Lorri Howard and Isom Bearden.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Renaldo Major Becomes the All-Time Leading Scorer in NBA D-League History
  2. ^ a b c d e f g #30 - Ron Howard
  3. ^ a b c d Ron Howard Stats
  4. ^ Howard to replace DeVries in 36ers
  5. ^ 36ers announce Ron Howard
  6. ^ RON HOWARD RELEASED BY ADELAIDE 36ERS
  7. ^ Player statistics for Ron Howard
  8. ^ Howard Returns to the Ants
  9. ^ Howard, Hunter, Russell Jr. Sign with Mad Ants
  10. ^ Howard Returns to Mad Ants
  11. ^ 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game Rosters Announced Archived 2016-08-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Fort Wayne Mad Ants Swingman Ron Howard Receives 2013 Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award
  13. ^ 2013 Summer League Statistics
  14. ^ Pacers sign Ron Howard and Darnell Jackson
  15. ^ Pacers Release Ron Howard and Darnell Jackson
  16. ^ Mad Ants Chose 5 in NBA D-League Draft[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ Eighth Annual NBA D-League All-Star Game Features 16 Players With NBA Experience Archived 2014-02-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ Ron Howard breaks NBA D-League career scoring record
  19. ^ Fort Wayne's Ron Howard Wins Second Consecutive Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award
  20. ^ Ron Howard and Othyus Jeffers Named 2014 NBA D-League Co-MVPs
  21. ^ Fort Wayne Mad Ants Capture 2014 NBA Development League Title
  22. ^ A PRACTICAR RON HOWARD (Spanish)
  23. ^ In Las Vegas, Korean Basketball League’s Draft Promises Money and Culture Shock
  24. ^ BREAKING DOWN THE 2015 KOREAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE DRAFT: EURO PERSPECTIVE
  25. ^ BASKET – PRO A – PAU-LACQ-ORTHEZ : RON HOWARD EN RENFORT (French)
  26. ^ Retrouver l'équilibre (French)
  27. ^ Needham, Vinessa (February 22, 2017). "Mad Ants to retire Ron Howard's jersey on March 3". Wane.com. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  28. ^ Cohn, Justin A. (March 3, 2017). "Mad Ants make it 3 in row on Howard's night". JournalGazette.net. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 

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