Stephen Howard (basketball)

Stephen Christopher Howard (born (1970-07-15)July 15, 1970) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and played college basketball at DePaul University from 1988 to 1992. He was an Academic All-American his junior and senior years.[1] He was a team captain his senior year, and finished his career at DePaul in fifth place all time for scoring and rebounding. He also holds the school record for most free throw made in a career. He was undrafted in the 1992 NBA draft, but accepted an invitation to try out for the Utah Jazz. He made the roster and played power forward for the Jazz in 1992-1993, and then again in 1995 and 1998. He played for the San Antonio Spurs in 1996-1997, and for the Seattle SuperSonics in 1997-1998. He continued to play professionally overseas for the next ten years, competing in 12 different countries. He completed his professional career in 2008.[2]

Stephen Howard
Personal information
Born (1970-07-15) July 15, 1970 (age 50)
Dallas, Texas
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolBishop Lynch (Dallas, Texas)
CollegeDePaul (1988–1992)
NBA draft1992 / Undrafted
Playing career1992–2008
PositionSmall forward
Number43, 34, 44
Career history
1992–1993Utah Jazz
1993–1994Pallacanestro Trapani
1995Utah Jazz
1994–1995Madigan Pistoia
1995–1996Paris Basket Racing
1996Oklahoma City Cavalry
1996–1997San Antonio Spurs
1998Utah Jazz
1997–1998Seattle SuperSonics
1998–1999Apollon Patras B.C.
1999Unicaja Málaga
1999Efes Pilsen
2000Idaho Stampede
2000San Miguel Beermen
2001Gijón Baloncesto
2001ALM Évreux Basket
2002Capitanes de Arecibo
2002–2003Hapoel Jerusalem
2003–2004Café Najjar
2004–2005Champville SC
2005Sagesse Beirut
2005–2006Al-Ittihad Jeddah
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During the 1998–99 NBA lockout, Howard opened a juice store with some friends in Northern Dallas called "Acappella", where people could get 25% off their final bill during weekends, if they sang 10 seconds from their favorite song aloud at the counter. [3]


  1. ^ "Academic All-American" (PDF). DePaul History & Records. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Stephen Howard". ESPN Press Room. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  3. ^ XXL Basketball magazine, March 1999

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