Howell, Wood To Play In Portsmouth Invitational Tournament
April 9, 2013
During his senior campaign with the Wolfpack, Howell became the fifth player in program history to record 1,000 career points and 1,000 rebounds and was the first since Tommy Burleson (1972-74) to accomplish the feat. Howell finished with 1,214 career points and 1,055 rebounds, which are 37th and fifth all-time, respectively, in school history. His 12.1 points per game last season was the second best on the team and his 10.9 rebounds per contest led the ACC. Howell also became the first player since Kenny Carr (1975-76) to average double digit rebounds over a season. His 18 double-doubles this season, which ranked sixth nationally, were the most since Burleson recorded 26 in 1974, and Howell’s 31 career double-doubles were the most since Todd Fuller had 39 from 1993-96. Howell was a 2013 All-ACC first team pick by the media and a second team selection by the coaches.
Wood concluded his Wolfpack career as the most prolific 3-point shooter in NC State history and one of the ACC’s top marksmen of all-time. Over his four-year career, Wood amassed 334 3-pointers, eclipsing the mark of 322 set by Rodney Monroe from 1987-91 and putting him fifth all-time in ACC annals. He set the program record in NC State’s 75-56 quarterfinal victory over Virginia with a school ACC Tournament record seven threes. His 104 3-pointers this year tied Monroe (1990-91) for the school’s single-season record. Wood led the ACC in 3-point percentage (.441) and 3-pointers made per game (3.0). Over the last two seasons, he hit at least one 3-pointer in 66 of 70 games and at least two in 55 of 70 contests. His .886 career free throw percentage is the best in program history and is third in ACC history. Wood established the program mark for career starts with 136, breaking the former benchmark of 125 set by Julius Hodge (2002-05). Wood was an ACC All-Tournament second team selection.
The 2013 Portsmouth Invitational’s first game begins Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Wood’s Norfolk Sports Club team playing K&D Round’s Landscaping, which features Kansas’ Elijah Johnson. Howell’s Mike Duman Auto Sales team plays the second game against Portsmouth Partnership, featuring All-Pac 12 selection Larry Drew II, at 9 p.m.
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