31 Facts About Bailey Howell


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


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.


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


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


Bailey Howell averaged 31.2 points per game as a senior.


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


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


Bailey Howell averaged 27.8 points and 16.2 rebounds, winning the first of consecutive SEC Most Valuable Player awards.


Bailey Howell averaged 27.5 points and 15.2 rebounds, winning his second SEC Most Valuable Player award.


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


Bailey Howell again was an All-Star and averaged a double-double of 21.6 points and 10.1 rebounds.


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.


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.


Bailey Howell averaged 10.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in the series.


Bailey Howell averaged 12.6 points and 6.7 rebounds at age 33.


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


The 76ers were defeated by the Bullets in the playoffs with Bailey Howell averaging 6.7 points and 4.4 rebounds in the series.


Bailey Howell won two NBA championships with the Boston Celtics.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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