Wood and Howell leave their mark
Posted March 7, 2013
There's an often-quoted phrase about leaving a place better than you found it. Scott Wood and Richard Howell have certainly done that.
Wood and Howell went out winners on Senior Night at North Carolina State University Wednesday, but the impact their careers have had on the Wolfpack basketball program goes a lot deeper than simply one game. NC State takes 81-66 win over Wake Forest
These two seniors signed with State during lean times in West Raleigh, and they endured back-to-back 5-11 ACC seasons as freshmen and sophomores.
But during their upper-class years, Wood and Howell became leaders on a team that underwent a resurgence – winning 24 games and making a Sweet Sixteen run as juniors, and almost assuredly leading the Pack back to the NCAA tournament as seniors.
When he's finished, Wood will likely go down as State's all-time leader in 3-pointers. And Howell? Well, one can make an argument he was the best player in the ACC this season. (I don't think Howell will win the conference player of the year award, but I do think he merits serious consideration)
The bottom line is, these guys made a difference. And while they've played their last home games for the Wolfpack, they still have a lot of basketball left to play this season.