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#21 Pe'Shon Howard
Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Oak Hill Academy
Experience: 2 Letters

AS A JUNIOR (2012-13): A member of the Dec. 20 watch list for the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award... Ranked eighth in the ACC with 3.6 assists per game and third with a 2.2 assist/turnover ratio... Recorded at least five assists in 12 games... Had 22 assists and 10 turnovers in seven postseason games... His 13 assists vs. LIU Brooklyn (11/16) were two shy of the Maryland single-game record... Recorded a season-high 7 rebounds vs. LIU Brooklyn (11/16) and George Mason (12/2)... Had a season-high 8 points and dished out 7 assists vs. Stony Brook (12/21)... Matched his season-high with 8 points and two 3-pointers vs. IUPUI (1/1)... Missed the Florida State game (1/30) with the flu... Returned to the starting lineup at Wake Forest (3/2) and had eight points and four assists... Scored a season-high 10 points vs. Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament (3/14)... Made a career-high seven free throws and dished out five assists without a turnover vs. Duke in the ACC Tournament (3/15)... Recorded six assists and committed just one turnover vs. Niagara (3/19).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Was expected to serve as the starting point guard until suffering an injury in October, causing him to miss 9 games (eight weeks) with a broken bone in his left foot.... Returned in December and played in 14 games before tearing the ACL in his right knee and missing the final 9 games... 51 of his 52 of his rebounds this year were off defensive glass... T5th in ACC in conference games only with 3.7 assists per game... Season-debut with 7 points, 3 assists vs. Radford (12/23)... Tied then-career-high with 32 mins... Perfect shooting night vs. Albany (12/28) with 3-3 FG, 1-1 3FG, 4-4 FT... Tied career-highs in assists (8), rebounds (6) in first start of the season... Set or matched career-high rebounds for second straight game with team-high 9 vs. Samford (12/31)... Also 5 assists and steal in 28 minutes... Career-highs in FT (5) and FTA (6) vs. Cornell (1/3), finishing with 9 points including 4-4 FT in last 0:31... Tied career-high with 8 assists... Career-highs in points (15), FG (7), FGA (12) at Temple (1/21) in 34 minutes... Had 10 points, 6 boards and 4 assists vs. #6 Duke (1/25)... Tied career-high with 8 assists in OT game at Miami (2/1)... Also 6 points, 2 steals, 3 boards in career-high 43 minutes.

AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11) - 6th in ACC in assist-turnover ratio (1.89)... 4th in ACC in A/T ratio in league games (2.39)... Finished with 5 assists and only 1 turnover in exhibition win over Florida Southern (11/1).... Had 8 assists, 3 steals, 5 points, 3 boards in 24 minutes off bench in collegiate debut (11/8)... Hit game-winning shot with 4.6 seconds left over Charleston (11/10), finished with 14 points, 4 assists... Finished with 3 boards and 4 assists in 13 minutes vs. Illinois (11/19)... Had 8 points (3-4 FG), including 2 of 2 behind arc in win vs. Delaware State (11/23)... Finished with 7 points, 3 rebounds in ACC/Big Ten win at Penn State (12/1)... Had 6 points, 6 assists in 23 minutes off the bench at BB&T vs. Temple (12/5)... First start as a collegian vs. NJIT (12/22) with 4 points (1-2 3FG), 2 steals in 17 minutes... 7 points (2-6 FG, 1-2 3FG) with 3 assists, 3 steals in 19 minutes vs. North Florida (12/29)... Had 7 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and steal with 0 turnovers vs. Colgate (1/4)... 5 points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3FG) with 3 assists at No.1 Duke (1/9)... Had longest stint since 12/5 with 23 minutes in win at Wake (1/12), 5 asts, 4 rebs, 3 steals... Best outing of ACC season with 9 points (4-5 FG), 3 boards, 4 assists, 2 steals at Virginia (1/27)... 6 points (2-4 FG) with 2 assists, rebound in win at Georgia Tech (1/30)... Season-high 32 minutes in start vs. Wake (2/5) with 9 pts, season-high-tying 8 asts, 1 turnover... 2nd game in double-figure scoring with 11 vs. Longwood (2/9), assists, 2 steals, 2-6 3FG... 4 treys at BC (2/12) tied most by Terp this year, tied season-high with 14 points... 10 points (4-7 FG) with 4 assists, 0 turnovers at Virginia Tech (2/15)... Season-high 6 rebounds with 2 points, 2 assists at Miami (3/2)... Had 6 assists with 4 points and 2 boards vs. Virginia (3/5)... Averaged 8.5 ppg in just 15.0 mpg in two ACC Tournament games in Greensboro... Scored 10 points (3-3 FG, 3FG, 3-4 FT) in 16 minutes vs. #5 Duke in quarters (3/11).

BEFORE MARYLAND - Graded at 92 by ESPN.com... Point guard on nationally ranked Oak Hill squad... Averaged 14 points, 5.5 assists, 3.0 steals as a senior, leading Warriors to 29-4 record... Oak Hill was 40-1 during his junior season... Ranked 39th among shooting guards nationally by ESPN.com... Described by ESPN.com as a "powerful perimeter player that can be productive at both guard positions"... High school coach was Steve Smith... Only the second sophomore starter at Oak Hill for Smith, according to the Baltimore Sun... Had 10 3-pointers in an early game at Winston-Salem (N.C.) Prep... Chose Maryland over UCLA, Virginia, Georgia Tech and USF.

PERSONAL - Born in Los Angeles... Father is Bill Howard... Lists Kobe Bryant as his favorite player... Has Jay-Z, Kanye West, Trey Songz, Drake in his music collection... A communications major... Strong student, has been regular on honor roll... Recipient of the Samuel J. LeFrak Scholarship.




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