#14 Howard Little
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Stoneridge [Calif.] School|
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.