Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#14 - Howard Little
2007-08 Men's Basketball
POS.
G
HT.
6'4"
WT.
200
YR.
Fr.
HOMETOWN
Chicago, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Stoneridge [Calif.] School
Howard Little
2009-10: Played all 32 games for Valpo during junior year, starting on 13 occasions ... finished season shooting better than 60% from inside the 3-point line ... averaged 6.8 ppg and 4.0 rpg on the year ... was second on the team with 52 offensive rebounds ... had 10 double-figure scoring efforts on the season ... recorded double-double (15 points, 14 rebounds) in Jan. 23 win at Loyola ... matched career high for rebounds against the Ramblers, while also connecting on a season-best seven shots ... led Valpo in rebounding on five occasions ... matched season high with 15 points at home against Loyola Feb. 17 ... kicked off season with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting at Ball State Nov. 13 ... grabbed six rebounds, including five offensive, to lead Valpo at #2/2 Michigan State Nov. 22 ... scored 14 points at #23/20 Butler Dec. 5 ... handed out five assists Dec. 19 against Concordia (Wis.) ... grabbed seven rebounds at IPFW Dec. 22 and at Detroit on ESPNU Jan. 8, leading the Crusaders in the latter game ... scored 14 points, including seven free throws, in win at UIC Jan. 21 ... hit on 6-of-7 field goal attempts, including both tries from behind the arc, for 14 points in win at Youngstown State Feb. 13 ... led Crusaders in rebounding two straight games Feb. 17 against Loyola (7) and Feb. 20 at Bowling Green (6) ... also scored 11 points and dished out four assists without committing a turnover against the Falcons.

2008-09: Appeared in all 31 games for the Crusaders as a sophomore, starting each of the year's final 28 games ... named recipient of Homer W. Drew Sr. Memorial Award, presented to the team’s Most Improved Player ... averaged 9.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game on the season ... increased scoring average to 10.2 ppg in Horizon League play, second on the team ... reached double figures in scoring 13 times ... paced Valpo in scoring and rebounding in eight games apiece ... finished among the top-ten in the Horizon League in 3-pt pct. (40.6%, 5th), steals (1.6/game, 6th), and offensive rebounds (2.0/game, 9th) ... increased clip from behind the arc to 45.3% in league-only games, fourth-best among league players ... ripped down career-best 14 rebounds in matchup with Iona Nov. 22 ... eight of his caroms against the Gaels came on the offensive glass ... knocked down six shots from the field for 14 points at Cleveland State Dec. 2, his first double-figure effort of the season ... pulled down ten rebounds at #10/15 Purdue Dec. 28 ... led Valpo with 16 points and six rebounds in win over North Park Dec. 30, hitting seven field goals ... registered career-high five steals in win over Milwaukee Jan. 22 ... scored in double figures in eight out of nine games Jan. 15-Feb. 15 ... posted career-high 28 points in league action against Green Bay Jan. 24 ... set new career highs for field goals (9) and 3-pointers (6) versus the Phoenix as well ... scored 17 points in victory over Loyola Feb. 13, including knocking down all three of his 3-point attempts ... also scored 17 points in BracketBuster win against Akron Feb. 21 ... connected on career-best six free throws versus the Zips.

2007-08: Appeared in 35 games as a freshman for the Crusaders, missing only Jan. 10 tilt against Milwaukee ... played at least ten minutes in 15 contests ... debuted Nov. 12 against Grace with three points, five rebounds and two steals in 16 minutes of action ... scored eight points on 3-of-4 shooting, including connecting on both of his 3-point attempts, in win at IPFW Nov. 15 ... pulled down a season-best six rebounds, three of them offensive, to go with six points Nov. 23 versus Maryland-Eastern Shore ... put up seven points in win over Western Michigan Nov. 28 ... connected on 4-of-5 shots from the field en route to a season-best 11 points against Indiana Wesleyan Jan. 2 ... also grabbed five rebounds, including three on the offensive end, against the Wildcats ... saw 20 minutes of action Jan. 19 at Cleveland State, scoring eight points and pulling down four rebounds ... started three consecutive games in late February for the Crusaders, all three of which Valpo went on to win ... played 16 minutes in first career start against Miami Feb. 23, a double-overtime Crusader victory ... traveled to Poland with Athletes in Action squad during summer of 2008.

Prep: Played one season at Stoneridge School in 2006-07 ... was previously a four-year letterwinner at Rich Central H.S. ... a four-time All-Area selection ... earned second team All-State honors ... received All-Conference honors all four seasons ... named team MVP four times for the Olympians ... earned team MVP honors at the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 2006 All-Star Game ... named MVP of the Big Dipper Tournament as a junior and as a senior ... registered second-highest point total in a single game in school history with 43 points against Sandburg ... also earned two letters in football and one in baseball ... an All-Conference baseball honoree as a junior ... earned Rich Central Scholar-Athlete award in both junior and senior seasons.

Personal:
Howard is the son of Howard and Pamela Little ... major is sports management ... born November 8, 1987.
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State