Skyhawk Men's Basketball | Twymond Howard - 30

HometownPearl, Miss.
Height/Weight6-6 - 210 lbs.

2014-15: Earned a reputation as one of the most skilled frontcourt players in the OVC, earning a spot on the league’s All-Newcomer team…Ranked fourth in the conference with 34.8 minutes played per game and eighth in rebounding, hauling in 6.6 boards per contest…Averaged 13.6 points per game, leading the team in scoring six times (including twice in the CIT)...Tied a career-high with 23 points (on 9-of-13 shooting) in the quarterfinals of the CIT at Eastern Kentucky on March 25 after scoring 15 points in the second round of the CIT at USC Upstate on March 21…Corralled five double-doubles, three of which occurred in OVC play…Accumulated 17 points and 10 rebounds in the CIT semifinals at Evansville on March 31...Poured in 21 of his career-best 23 points in the second half to help the Skyhawks erase a 19-point second half deficit to win at Arkansas State on Nov. 17…Added two more 20-plus point games in conference play (22 points against Eastern Illinois on Jan. 29, 21 points at Southeast Missouri on Feb. 12)… Grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds and had the game-winning tip-in layup with 3.7 seconds left in overtime to cap off a 75-73 victory at Eastern Illinois on Feb. 19…Brought home three adidas OVC Newcomer of the Week awards…Led the team in free throws made (106) and free throws attempted (148).

BEFORE UTM: Was named a 2013-14 NJCAA honorable mention All-American after averaging team-highs of 15.8 points and 9.8 rebounds at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, Miss.…Playing for head coach Casey Carter, he started in all 25 games, shooting 44 percent from the floor…Also averaged 1.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.7 blocks per game…Eclipsed 20 points on eight different occasions while notching 14 double-doubles…Scored a season-high 30 points against Holmes Community College on Dec. 5…Was also named all-region and first-team all-state while garnering Most Valuable Player honors after scoring a game-high 20 points in the MACJC All-Star Game…Began his collegiate career at the University of Texas-El Paso, where he played in 12 games and averaged 5.6 minutes per game as a true freshman in 2012-13…Was a 2012 Parade All-American and ranked as a four-star recruit, No. 14 small forward in the country and No. 69 overall ranked player by following a stellar prep career at Pearl High School…Averaged 25 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and 1.5 steals per game while guiding Pearl to a 27-4 record as a senior…Shot 56 percent from the field, 38 percent from beyond the three-point arc and 72 percent from the free throw line…Had season-highs of 39 points against Clinton High School and 19 rebounds against Canton High School…Was a first-team all-state and all-metro player while being named a finalist for Mississippi Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year…Was one of the Clarion Ledger’s “Dirty Dozen” as one of the top 12 players in the state of Mississippi...Averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks as a junior, earning second team all-state accolades…Shot 58 percent from the floor and 39 percent from three-point range as a junior.

PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 25, 1992…Son of Twymond Davis and Lapranda Jenkins…Has three brothers…Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

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