Joshua Jay Howard is an American professional Basketball player playing for the Washington Wizards in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born on April 28, 1980 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Josh weighs 210 lb and is 6 ft 7 inches in height, well known by the name of J-Ho.
Howard completed his High school in Winston Salem from the Glenn High School. He was selected for the State Basketball team during the senior year where his statistics were on an average six blocks per game while shooting 70 percent. In his junior and senior years he had an average of double-double at Glenn and in this period he got the Frank Spencer Award two times.
After his high school Howard decided to pursue his graduation from the Wake Forest University in 1999. In the initial year he participated in all the 36 games and was ranked 1st with 44 steals and was ranked 4th with 9.1 ppg. In an ACC tournament in a match against Duke Josh registered a season high of 19 points.
The Dallas Mavericks drafted Howard in the first round with the 29th selection. In 2004 he caught a break. In 2004-05 season he continued to come off the bench for the Marquis Daniels as he was suffering from injury. For this season he had an average of 1.53 steals in 32 minutes of play, 6.4 rebounds and 12.6 points.
For the 2005-06 season Josh had a career-high of three-point field goal percentage (.429) and score of 15.6 points as well as 1.2 steals and 6.8 rebounds per game. As he was injured he could play only in 59 games.
On December 8, 2007, Howard scored a career high 47 points against the Utah Jazz. Even though averaging over 20 points a game before the All-Star game, Howard was not voted onto the Western All-Star roster.
Joshua won the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2004 and the NBA All-Star in 2007.