Every team needs a “glue guy” and 6’6 senior Joshua Howard has been just that. He was the “glue guy” playing for Team Charlotte travel ball basketball team back in the summer of 2014 and also the past two seasons for Providence Day.

At the inaugural Havoc on the Hardwood in 2014, it was Joshua Howard that helped propel his team to the championship. We stated, “The best word to describe Howard is “steady.” He has a combination of production and potential and if he continues to grow which is possible with his family pedigree and genes, his upside will continue to grow. We like his ability to score from 10-15 feet, which would make him an attractive player at the face up four positions.”

Howard was selected to the NC Top 80 event this past March and we grew even a bigger fan of his upside and potential. He may not be the flashiest player on the court, but he is always producing and making winning plays. At the NC Top 80 event, we stated, “Joshua Howard is a multiple talented player that has advanced ball handling and passing skills for his size/position. He’s a coachable player and his team first attitude will enable him to be a “glue guy” for any team at the next level. Joshua can play on the interior or on the perimeter and his size and skill set will creates mismatches on a regular basis. In our opinion, Joshua is only scratching the surface on how good he can become.”

This season, Howard has become rock steady and consistent. For the season, he is averaging 13PPG, 7.3RPG, 1.7SPG, and 1.4APG. Providence Day is now 8-2 for the season and has played one of the toughest schedules in the country thus far. What’s impressive is simply this! He’s putting up big numbers against high quality competition. In addition to getting the job done on the hardwood, Howard is also an excellent student. (3.4 GPA) Currently, he has offers from UMKC and Brown while getting serious attention from UNCG and Cal-Irvine.

As a junior, Howard made the NCISAA All -State team and All Conference. This pass summer he was the second leading scorer on last summer’s Under Armour National Championship team (Team Charlotte) Howard has been that glue guy and definitely under the recruiting radar. It’s time for D1 schools to take notice. The young man is a winner on and off the court!

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