While the three starting seniors took most of the fame and attention from defenses, Howard wasn’t a player that opponents could sleep on. During many games late in the season, he would score six or eight points during the opening minutes as he often found himself open under the basket.
He averaged 10.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Hornets. He shot 66 percent from two-point range and earned himself an Honorable Mention All-HHC selection.
“He could run the floor and he was quicker than what you thought he was,” Weeks said. “You had to account for him as well. If you collapsed and helped too much, he was going to be there to drop in a two-pointer.
“He was our Chase Timmons,” he added. “If you focused too much on Rudd, Christian and Brody, you forget about Chase and you’re in trouble. It was a nice combination to have.”