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  • harr2006 Dec 11, 2012
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    He's having a pretty good Sr year

  • VT1994Hokie Dec 10, 2012
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    All successful teams have 1-2 players that can talk in a huddle during the game, but they develop this in practice. A strong leader on the field or the court is like a coach. They are many times more a leader than some coaches. Respect and discipline are how leaders lead. Leaders have to be consistent. Leslie doesn't always have this.

  • harr2006 Dec 10, 2012
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    ^ Definitely! Hes taken on the leader role too

  • VT1994Hokie Dec 10, 2012
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    He's playing much smarter in the last few games. When he plays well State wins games. His overall game has definitely improved since last season.

  • harr2006 Dec 10, 2012
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    Howell has only committed like 2 fouls in the last 2 games!! When he stays on the court good things happen for us!! PACKPRIDE!!

  • VT1994Hokie Dec 6, 2012
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    He has definitely improved. If he can stay in the game and not make elementary fouls, he will help this team in ways that he didn't deliver last year.

  • rgp677 Dec 6, 2012
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    Beard Gang Rocks!Sir Richard stepping up and leading...

  • WolfPackInTheHizzouse Dec 6, 2012
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    he's forced to cover a lot of guards in the paint because the perimeter D isn't what it should be (State hasn't stopped the dribble effectively since Herb ran off)... but to your point, the reaching in at 35 feet from the hoop are the ones he can't afford.

    his heart is unquestionable and as hansflop showed us... it's hard to measure that.

  • hovis Dec 6, 2012
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    Well...there is one major and viable "bad thing" to say about Howell. He commits to many silly fouls. He does seem to have improved this over last year though somewhat. Foul shooting is not great. Everything else he does very well.

  • larrys080 .v1 Dec 6, 2012
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    Can't say anything bad about Howell! I like his game but most importantly what he does off the court for charity! Classy ball player!

  • hovis Dec 6, 2012
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    He always looked like a good player, he has just never been able to stay in long enough. Check his stats from last year.

  • swedish.chef Dec 6, 2012
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    I think as State fans we're all just happy to see him being mentally tougher. Several games last year, he hung his head and checked out of the game, even though he was still on the sideline (much like the OK State game, where he had Leslie as company). But since then, he seems to have found some reserve of fortitude. If he can continue being Mr Consistent, I think he'll emerge as the bona fide leader of this team.

  • duane11 Dec 6, 2012
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    he can be a double-double regular with more minutes...he almost averages a double-double playing just over half the game!?....if he didnt have a terrible ft shooting%, he would be more dangerous..with the way he plays, hes gonna get fouled

  • sportzntV2 Dec 6, 2012
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    He makes my all glue team for sure. State can survive with a smaller lineup, but the offense thrives with a big man in the lineup. I do think that with Warren replacing Wood in the starting lineup, State may have the most talented starting 5 in the triangle. It is a matter of how that translates in the W/L column, and that is where coaching comes in.

    RV1

  • kmor2012 Dec 6, 2012
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    I would love to have him on my team anyday

  • Wolfpackalypse Now Dec 6, 2012
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    True, but State's smaller lineup with Leslie and Warren in the frontcourt isn't bad either, especially if they can get better at forcing turnovers. But Richard Howell (when he's not being "Richard Fowell") is a force in the paint, and ultra-consistent. I'm very glad State has him.

  • sportzntV2 Dec 6, 2012
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    Richard Howell has improved drastically over the last two years. He still needs to develop a 10 foot jumper. The fact that he is the primary center, with little back up may hurt his game as the long season wears on. He must stay out of foul trouble and avoid fatique in order for NCSU to do damage this year.
    RV1

  • WolfPackInTheHizzouse Dec 6, 2012
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    He sweats a lot too!

  • harr2006 Dec 6, 2012
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    If he can limit his reaches and keep the fouls down he will put us on his back

  • harr2006 Dec 6, 2012
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    Richard Howell FG Pct: 69

    A. Poythress UK FG Pct: 68.5
    T. Smith SFA FG Pct: 67.3
    C. Jefferson BAYLOR FG Pct: 67.2
    J. Cannon STFRAN FG Pct: 66.7

  • harr2006 Dec 6, 2012
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    http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/stats

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