28 Facts About Bailey Howell


Bailey E Howell was born on January 20,1937 and is an American former professional basketball player.

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Bailey Howell was a six-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA champion and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Bailey Howell was born in Middleton, Tennessee, on January 20,1937 to Walter and Martha Howell.

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Bailey Howell's father was a mail carrier and his mother was a teacher.

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Bailey Howell was selected all–conference each season, All–State his junior and senior seasons and All–American his senior year of 1955.

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Bailey Howell was recruited by major schools Memphis State, Mississippi, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Kentucky, among others.

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Ultimately Bailey Howell chose to play for Coach Babe McCarthy and the Mississippi State Bulldogs men's basketball program of the Southeastern Conference.

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Bailey Howell was named to the team along with Bob Boozer of Kansas State, Johnny Cox of Kentucky, Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati, and Jerry West of West Virginia.

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Bailey Howell concluded his career as Mississippi State's leading scorer and leading rebounder.

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Bailey Howell's scoring records are particularly impressive, since there was no three-point line or shot clock in the era that he was a player.

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Bailey Howell is considered a legend to the Bulldog basketball faithful, and one of the best-known players to have played at MSU.

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Bailey Howell is probably most known for his hook shot, rebounding ability, and work ethic as a player and person.

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Bailey Howell was the No 2 pick of the 1959 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons.

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Bailey Howell was selected behind territorial pick Wilt Chamberlain and Bob Boozer, both future Hall–of–Famers.

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Bailey Howell was named to his first of four consecutive NBA All-Star Teams.

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On November 25,1960, Bailey Howell had career highs of 43 poinst and 32 rebounds in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Bailey Howell again was an All-Star and averaged a double-double of 21.

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Bailey Howell was traded by the Pistons with Bob Ferry, Les Hunter, Wali Jones and Don Ohl to the Baltimore Bullets for Terry Dischinger, Don Kojis and Rod Thorn.

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Bailey Howell's career took a landmark turn on September 1,1966, when he was traded by the Baltimore Bullets to the Boston Celtics for Mel Counts in a trade engineered by the Celtics' Red Auerbach.

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In Boston, Howell joined a roster loaded with future Hall of Famers: player-coach Bill Russell, John Havlicek, Don Nelson, K C Jones, Satch Sanders, Wayne Embry and Sam Jones.

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Bailey Howell was immediately traded by the Braves to the Philadelphia 76ers for Bob Kauffman and a future 1971 2nd round draft pick.

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At age 34, Bailey Howell played one final NBA season with the 76ers in a slightly reduced role, averaging 10.

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At the time of his retirement from the NBA in 1971, Bailey Howell ranked among the NBA's top 10 leaders in nine statistical categories.

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Bailey Howell went to work with the Converse shoe company most notably working with developing the Converse All-Star.

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Bailey Howell is very active in Mississippi State athletics fund-raising, specifically the Bulldog Club which raises funds to pay for MSU athletic scholarships.

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Bailey Howell has served as an elder for the Starkville Church of Christ for many years.

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Bailey Howell is the father of Mississippi Board of Realtors CEO Beth Hansen and father-in-law of current University of Florida athletic director, Scott Stricklin, a Mississippi State graduate who was athletic director at his alma mater before taking the same position at Florida.

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Anne Bailey Howell was a three-time All-Lone Star Conference team member and played tennis for Abilene Christian.

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