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Encyclopedia > Dwight Howard
Dwight Howard
Position Center/Power forward
Height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight 265 lb (120 kg)
League NBA
Team Orlando Magic
Jersey #12
Born December 8, 1985 (1985-12-08) (age 22)
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality American
High school Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy
Draft 1st overall, 2004
Orlando Magic
Pro career 2004–present
Awards 2004 Naismith Prep Player of the Year
2008 NBA Slam Dunk Champion
All-NBA Third Team (2007)
All-NBA First Team (2008)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2008)
NBA All-Star (2007, 2008)
Official profile Player Info

Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia[1]) is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Howard, who usually plays center but can also play power forward, had an outstanding high school career. He chose to forgo college and entered the 2004 NBA Draft. He was selected first overall by the Magic, and has since emerged as one of the top rebounders and players in the NBA. A two-time NBA All-Star and All-NBA member and one-time NBA All-Defensive member, he has been ranked consistently as one of the best in the league in field goal percentage. Howard's overall play and his spectacular dunks have gained him prominence as one of the brightest young prospects in the NBA and the team leader of the Magic. Additionally, the winner of the NBA 2008 Slam Dunk Contest is a devout Christian who contributes substantially to philanthropic causes. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... SW Atlanta Christian Academy is a school in southwestern Atlanta, Georgia. ... 2004 NBA Draft - 24 June 2004 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft After the completion of the regular season, Emeka Okafor was named Rookie of the Year, while Ben Gordon earned the Sixth Man Award, becoming the first rookie in NBA history to do so. ... The Naismith Prep Player of the Year award, named for Canadian basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to high school basketballs top male and female player. ... 2008 NBA All-Star Game Logo The 2008 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 17, 2008 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana, home of the New Orleans Hornets. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ... The 2007-08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ... The 2007-08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds an All-Star Weekend every February, with a variety of basketball-related events, exhibitions, and performances culminating in the NBA All-Star Game held on Sunday night. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2007-08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... NBA redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. ... 2004 NBA Draft - 24 June 2004 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft After the completion of the regular season, Emeka Okafor was named Rookie of the Year, while Ben Gordon earned the Sixth Man Award, becoming the first rookie in NBA history to do so. ... A rebound in basketball is the act of successfully gaining possession of the basketball after a missed field goal or free throw. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds an All-Star Weekend every February, with a variety of basketball-related events, exhibitions, and performances culminating in the NBA All-Star Game held on Sunday night. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ... The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ... Field goal percentage in basketball is the ratio of field goals made to field goals attempted. ... Dunk can mean many things: slam dunk, a term in basketball Slam Dunk (manga), a manga about basketball slam dunk (yachting), a term coined by Dennis Connor, a maneuver in tacking duels during match races dunk (biscuit), dipping of food into a beverage dunking, a form of water torture This... The Slam Dunk Contest is an annual NBA competition held during the week of the NBA All-Star Game. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Early life

Howard was born to Dwight Sr. and Sheryl Howard and into a family with strong athletic connections. His father is a Georgia state trooper and serves as Athletic Director of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, a private academy with one of the best high school basketball programs in the country, while his mother played on the inaugural women's basketball team at Morris Brown College.[1] A devout Christian since his youth, Howard resolved in eighth grade to one day be selected as the number one pick in the NBA Draft.[2] Howard elected to attend Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy for high school, and in his four years he averaged 16.6 points per game (ppg), 13.4 rebounds per game (rpg) and 6.3 blocks per game in 129 appearances.[1] Generally recognized as the best American high school basketball player in 2004, Howard was awarded the Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award, the Morgan Wootten High School Player of the Year Award, the Gatorade National Player of the Year Award, and the McDonald's National High School Player of the Year honor.[3] Howard was also co-MVP (with J. R. Smith) of the McDonald's High School All-American Game that year.[3] SW Atlanta Christian Academy is a school in southwestern Atlanta, Georgia. ... Morris Brown College (MBC) is a four-year, private, coed, liberal arts institution affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Points per game, often abbreviated PPG, is the average number of points scored by a player in a sport, over the course of a whole season or career. ... Rebound is a term used in sports describe the ball (or puck or other object of play) becoming available for possession by either opponent after an attempt to put the ball or puck into the goal has been unsuccessful. ... Oscar Torres (13) is in position to block this shot. ... The Naismith Prep Player of the Year award, named for Canadian basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to high school basketballs top male and female player. ... Morgan Wootten (born Morgan Bayard Wootten, April 21, 1931 in Durham, North Carolina, United States) is a former high school basketball coach. ... Earl Smith III, known as J.R. Smith (born September 9, 1985 in Freehold Borough, New Jersey), is an American National Basketball Association player currently with the Denver Nuggets. ... The McDonalds All-American Team is named each year for boys and girls high school basketball. ...


NBA career

Early years

Following his high school successes, Howard chose to forego college and declared for the 2004 NBA Draft, where the Orlando Magic selected him first overall.[1] He finished his rookie season with an average of 12.0 ppg and 10.0 rpg,[4] setting several NBA records in the process. He became the youngest player in NBA history to average a double double in the regular season.[3] He also became the youngest player in NBA history to average at least 10.0 rebounds in a season and youngest NBA player ever to record at least 20 rebounds in a game.[3] Howard's importance to the Magic was highlighted when he became the first player in NBA history directly out of high school to start all 82 games during his rookie season.[3] For his efforts, he was selected to play in the 2005 NBA Got Milk? Rookie Challenge, and was unanimously selected to the All-Rookie Team.[3] Despite his excellent rookie season, he finished third to fellow center Emeka Okafor of the Charlotte Bobcats and guard Ben Gordon of the Chicago Bulls for the Rookie of the Year award.[5] 2004 NBA Draft - 24 June 2004 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft After the completion of the regular season, Emeka Okafor was named Rookie of the Year, while Ben Gordon earned the Sixth Man Award, becoming the first rookie in NBA history to do so. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... A double-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates a double digit number in any two of these categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots. ... The NBA All-Rookie Team is an set of annual awards recognizing the top rookies in the National Basketball Association. ... Chukwuemeka Ndubuisi Okafor, abbreviated as Emeka Okafor (born September 28, 1982, in Houston, Texas), is an American professional basketball player playing at power forward and center for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... Benjamin (Ben) Gordon (born April 4, 1983) is an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Associations Chicago Bulls. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Rookie of the Year award is given by a number of sports leagues, mainly in North America, to the top first-time professional athlete of the season. ...


Howard built on his strong rookie year with an impressive sophomore season. On 15 November 2005, in a home game at against the Charlotte Bobcats, he scored 21 points and 20 rebounds, becoming the youngest player ever to score 20 or more points and gather 20 or more rebounds in the same game.[6] Howard was selected to play on the Sophomore Team in the 2006 Rookie Challenge during the All-Star break,[1] and on 15 April 2006, he recorded a career-high 26 rebounds against the Philadelphia 76ers.[4] Overall, he averaged 15.8 points and 12.5 rebounds[4] per game, ranking second in the NBA in rebounds per game, offensive rebounds, and double doubles; and sixth in field goal percentage.[1] Despite Howard's improvement, the Magic finished the season with a 36–46 win-loss record and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season since Howard's arrival.[7] The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... The Rookie Challenge is a competition held during the NBA_All-Star_Weekend on the day prior to the regular All-Star game. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds an All-Star Weekend every February, with a variety of basketball-related events, exhibitions, and performances culminating in the NBA All-Star Game held on Sunday night. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Field goal percentage in basketball is the ratio of field goals made to field goals attempted. ... Current NBA Playoff logo. ...


All-Star

Howard took another step forward as the franchise player for Orlando in the 2006–07 season, and for the third consecutive season he played in all 82 regular season games.[4] On 1 February 2007, he received his first NBA All-Star selection as a reserve on the Eastern Conference squad for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game.[1] Howard finished the game with 20 points and 12 rebounds.[8] Less than a week later, he recorded a career-high 32 points against the Toronto Raptors.[9] As the push for playoff spots intensified, Howard was instrumental, recording another career-high 35 points against the Philadelphia Sixers on 14 April 2007.[10] Under his leadership, the Magic qualified for the 2007 NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2003 as the number eight seed in the Eastern Conference.[11] However, the Magic were swept by the eventual Eastern Conference finalist Detroit Pistons in the first round.[12] Howard averaged 17.6 points and 12.3 rebounds per game, and finished first in the NBA in total rebounds, second in field goal percentage, and ninth in blocks. He was further recognized as one of the best players in the league when he was named to the All-NBA Third Team at the end of the 2006–07 campaign.[13] The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ... The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... The 2007 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 18, 2007 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegass Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The 2007 NBA Playoffs was the postseason to the National Basketball Associations 2006-2007 season. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Associated Press All-NBA Team, also known simply as the All-NBA Team, is an annual honor bestowed on the best players in the league following every NBA season. ...


Howard continued posting impressive numbers in the 2007–08 season; with free agent Rashard Lewis added to the ranks to provide an extra offensive spark, this was the Magic's best season yet. Howard's strong and consistent play ensured that he was named as a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, and by the time the mid-season break arrived, he was leading the league in double doubles (he concluded the season with a league-high 69) and had recorded 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game on five occasions (eight by the season's end).[14][15] On February 16, 2008, he won the 2008 Slam dunk contest by receiving 78% of the fan's votes via text messaging or online voting; in that contest, he performed a series of innovative dunks said to have rejuvenated the contest, including donning a Superman cape for one of the dunks.[16] Howard led the Magic to their first division title in 12 years and to the third seed for the 2008 NBA Playoffs,[15] and in the first-round match-up against the Toronto Raptors, he was dominant, posting three 20 point/20 rebound games in a series which Orlando prevailed over five games.[17] In the next round against the Pistons, the Magic lost the first two road games before Howard's 20 point/12 rebound performance in Game 3 salvaged a home win.[18] In that same week, the center was named to the All-NBA First Team for the first time,[15] and subsequently, the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.[19] Detroit played without their star point guard Chauncey Billups for Games 4 and 5, but Orlando were unable to capitalize on that and lost the series 4–1 to the veteran playoffs team.[20] The 2007-08 NBA season was the 62nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Rashard Quovon Lewis (born August 8, 1979 in Pineville, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2008 NBA Playoffs is the postseason for the National Basketball Associations 2007-08 season. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The NBA All-Defensive Team is the NBAs annual honor given to the best defensive players in the NBA during the regular season. ... Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976, in Denver, Colorado) is an American professional basketball player. ...


International career

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States
World Championships
Bronze 2006 Japan Team

Howard was named on 5 March 2006, to the 2006-2008 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team program.[1] As the team's regular starting center, he helped lead the team to a 5–0 record during its pre-World Championship tour, and subsequently helped the team win the bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.[1] During the FIBA Americas Championship 2007, Howard was on the team which won its first nine games en route to qualifying for the finals and a spot for the 2008 Olympics.[21] He started in eight of those nine games, averaging 8.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg and led the team in shooting .778 from the field.[22] In the finals, he made all seven of his shots and scored 20 points as the USA defeated Argentina to win the gold medal.[23] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ... Official logo The winner, Spain, is being celebrated The 2006 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Japan from August 19 to September 3, 2006. ... Official logo of the tournament. ... (Redirected from 2008 Olympics) The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing in the Peoples Republic of China from August 8, 2008 to August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 PM on August 8...


Player profile

Howard is the current franchise player and leader of the Magic.[24] He is one of the NBA's best rebounders (his 14.2 rebounds per game in 2007–08 meant he became the NBA's youngest rebound champion);[25] in a game against the Golden State Warriors on 10 January 2007, his 25 rebounds for the Magic outnumbered the total number of boards grabbed by the starting five of the Warriors.[26] Howard's rebounding is in part facilitated by his extraordinary athleticism; his vertical leap is estimated at almost 40 inches, rare for a player of his size (6'11", 265 pounds).[27] He demonstrated this skill memorably in the 2007 Slam Dunk Contest during the NBA All-Star Weekend, during which he completed an alley oop dunk from teammate Jameer Nelson and slapped a sticker onto the backboard which reached 12 ft 6 in (3.81 m).[28] The sticker showed an image of his own smiling face with a handwritten "All things through Christ Phil: 4:13," a paraphrase of Philippians 4:13.[29] As of April 2008, Howard's 12.2 rebounds per game (in the regular season) places him 15th in NBA all-time leaders.[30] Franchise Player is a modern term used in sports to describe an elite athlete who is usually considered to be the best player, and most recognizable figure, on his team. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Slam Dunk Contest is an annual NBA competition held during the week of the NBA All-Star Game. ... The National Basketball Association (NBA) holds an All-Star Weekend every February, with a variety of basketball-related events, exhibitions, and performances culminating in the NBA All-Star Game held on Sunday night. ... Alley Oop USPS stamp Alley Oop was a character created in 1932 by American cartoonist V. T. Hamlin. ... Jameer Nelson (born February 9, 1982 in Chester, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. He is most famous for being one of the most popular stars of mens college basketball in the early 2000s, representing Saint Josephs University. ... Icon of Christ in a Greek Orthodox church This page is about the title, office or what is known in Christian theology as the Divine Person. ... Philippians redirects here. ...


Howard is also one of the game's best finishers; he has led the NBA in dunks in each of the last two seasons. He normally relies on his athleticism to get open for shots, but has demonstrated an increasing awareness of how to play offense, and now regularly employs a jump hook in the post. Howard's abilities and powerful physique have thus drawn attention from fellow NBA All-Stars. Tim Duncan once remarked in 2007: "[Howard] is so developed... He has so much promise and I am glad that I will be out of the league when he is peaking."[31] Kevin Garnett echoed those sentiments: "[Howard] is a freak of nature, man... I was nowhere near that physically talented. I wasn't that gifted, as far as body and physical presence."[31] In December 2007, ESPN writer David Thorpe declared Howard to be the most dominant center in the NBA.[32] In addition, the center has not missed a single regular season game in his four years in the NBA.[3] A hookshot is a device usually used to get from a low place to a higher place. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... There have been several people named David Thorpe: David Thorpe (artist), b. ...


While many sports pundits rate Howard as one of the top young prospects in the NBA today,[27][33][34] Howard has some weaknesses in his game. Offensively, his shooting range remains limited; he is also mistake-prone, having led the NBA in total number of turnovers in the 2006–07 season.[35] Like many centers, he has a low free throw conversion percentage.[4] As a result, he is a target of the so-called Hack-a-Shaq defense. During the 2007–08 regular season, Howard led the NBA with 897 free throw attempts while shooting only 59% from the free throw line.[36] It has been suggested that Three point play be merged into this article or section. ... Hack-a-Shaq is the name commonly ascribed to a basketball defensive strategy initially instituted in the National Basketball Association (NBA) by former Dallas Mavericks coach Don Nelson to hinder the scoring ability of the Chicago Bulls. ...


Off the court

Howard has stated he believes in reaching out to his community and fans and thus contributes substantially in the field of philanthropy.[2] An avid listener of Gospel music, he attends the Fellowship of Faith Church when he is back home in Atlanta and is involved and active with the youth programs at the church.[37] Together with his parents, Howard also established the Dwight D. Howard Foundation Inc. in 2004.[38] The Foundation provides scholarships for students who want to attend his alma mater, Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, and grants to Lovell Elementary School and Memorial Middle School in Orlando, Florida.[38] The Foundation also organizes summer basketball camps for boys and girls, and together with high school and college coaches and players, fellow NBA players are invited to be on hand at the camp.[39] For his contributions in the Central Florida community, Howard received in 2005 the Rich and Helen De Vos Community Enrichment Award.[37] Within the NBA itself, Howard has participated in several NBA "Read to Achieve" assemblies encouraging children to make reading a priority.[37] Philanthropy is the act of donating money, goods, time, or effort to support a charitable cause, usually over an extended period of time and in regard to a defined objective. ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ... For other uses, see Alma mater (disambiguation). ... Grants are funds given to tax-exempt nonprofit organizations or local governments by foundations, corporations, governments, small business and individuals. ... Orlando redirects here. ...


Elsewhere, Howard appeared as a special guest on an episode of the ABC series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that aired 2 April 2006, in which Ty Pennington and his team built a new home and ministry offices for Sadie Holmes, who operates a social services ministry in the Orlando area.[40] The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is an ABC reality television series that began broadcasting in 2003 in which a familys house, including all rooms, exterior and landscaping, is made over by a team of builders and designers in seven days. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tygert Burton Ty Pennington (born October 19, 1965 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a carpenter and TV personality. ...


Howard and Royce Reed, a former dancer for the team, have a son Braylon.


Career highlights

  • NBA All-Star: 2007, 2008[3]
  • All-NBA First Team: 2008[3]
  • All-NBA Third Team: 2007[3]
  • All-NBA Defensive Second Team: 2008
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2005[3]
  • NBA Slam Dunk Champion: 2008[3]
  • Youngest player in NBA history to reach
    • 3000 rebounds[3]
    • 4000 rebounds[3]
  • Youngest player in NBA history to average a double-double[3]
  • Youngest player in NBA history to record 20 rebounds in one game[3]
  • Holds the highest career field goal percentage in All-Star Game history: .810 (17 field goals made of 21 attempts)[4]
  • Youngest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding at 22 years, 130 days (14.2 rebounds average per game throughout 2007–08 season)

NBA career statistics

Correct as of 8 May 2008[4]
Regular season Team GP MPG SPG BPG RPG APG PPG FG% 3P% FT%
2004–05 Orlando 82 32.6 0.9 1.7 10.0 0.9 12.0 0.520 0.000 0.671
2005–06 Orlando 82 36.8 0.8 1.4 12.5 1.5 15.8 0.531 0.000 0.595
2006–07 Orlando 82 36.9 0.9 1.9 12.3 1.9 17.6 0.603 0.500 0.586
2007–08 Orlando 82 37.7 0.9 2.2 14.2 1.3 20.7 0.599 0.000 0.590
Career 328 36.0 0.9 1.7 12.2 1.4 16.5 0.567 0.100 0.603
All-Star 2 25.5 1.5 1.0 10.5 2.0 18.0 0.810 0.000 0.250
Playoffs Team GP MPG SPG BPG RPG APG PPG FG% 3P% FT%
2006–07 Orlando 4 41.8 0.5 1.0 14.8 1.8 15.3 0.548 0.000 0.455
2007–08 Orlando 8 41.6 1.0 3.8 16.1 1.0 20.9 0.625 0.000 0.561
Career 12 41.7 0.8 2.8 15.7 1.3 19.0 0.603 0.000 0.525

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Notes

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  5. ^ 2005 Award Winners, nba.com, accessed 28 March 2007.
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  7. ^ 2005-06 DIVISION STANDINGS, nba.com/standings, accessed 28 March 2007.
  8. ^ Box Score, nba.com, accessed 28 March 2007.
  9. ^ Raptors win sixth straight home game, tsn.ca, 7 February 2007, accessed 28 March 2007.
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  11. ^ Long, Mark, Magic Top Heat, Draw Pistons in First Round, nba.com, 19 April 2007, accessed 19 April 2007.
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  18. ^ Magic Cool Down Pistons in Game 3 Win, nba.com, 7 May 2008, accessed 9 May 2008.
  19. ^ Kobe, Garnett Headline All-Defensive Team, nba.com, 12 May 2008, accessed 13 May 2008.
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  21. ^ USA Routs Puerto Rico, Advances to FIBA Finals, nba.com/usabasketball, accessed 4 September 2007.
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
LeBron James
NBA first overall draft pick
2004 NBA Draft
Succeeded by
Andrew Bogut
Preceded by
Gerald Green
NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Dwight Howard at AllExperts (901 words)
Howard's rookie season was a learning experience for him, which is why his father chose a mentor, his cousin, J.A. Shoychet, to live with him and act as a role model while he is off the court.
Howard was also mentored on the court as a rookie by Orlando assistant coach (and long-time NBA center) Clifford Ray.
Howard is a devout Christian and drew some attention when he talked about a dream he had, in which the Christian cross was added to the NBA logo.
Dwight Howard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (928 words)
Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a basketball center for the Orlando Magic of the NBA.
Howard was also mentored on the court as a rookie by Orlando assistant coach (and long-time NBA center) Clifford Ray.
Howard is a devout Christian and attracted some controversy when he talked about a dream he had, in which the Christian cross was added to the NBA logo.
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