Bailey E. The men's Division I collegiate basketball players who have reached both 2000 points and 1000 rebounds in their respective careers Numbers in italicized bold Howell (born January 20, 1937 in Middleton, Tennessee) is a former professional basketball player. Events 250 - Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Middleton is a city in Hardeman County, Tennessee, United States. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m A 6'7" forward from Mississippi State University, he played 12 seasons (1959–1971) in the NBA as a member of the Detroit Pistons, Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers. The three basketball positions normally employed by organized Basketball teams are guard forward and center Mississippi State University is a Land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area The Boston Celtics are an American professional Basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short are a professional Basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A six-time All-Star with 17,770 career points, he was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997. The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in downtown Springfield Massachusetts, honors players who have shown exceptional skill at Basketball Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar He won two NBA championships with the Boston Celtics. The Boston Celtics are an American professional Basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the The best years of his career were during his time at the Bullets and the Celtics. At his alma mater, he still set and held records even though during his playing days he was only allowed to play three varsity seasons because of a junior varsity freshmen year and did not have a three point line or shot clock. He is considered a legend to the Bulldog basketball faithful, and one of, if not, the most famous players to have played at MSU. He is probably most known for his hook shot, rebounding ability, and work ethic as a player and person. A hook shot, in Basketball, is a play in which the offensive player usually turned perpendicular to the basket gently throws the ball with a sweeping motion of his arm After his career ended, he went onto work with the shoe company Converse mostly with the Converse All-Star. He resides at his home in Starkville, Mississippi where he is very active in Mississippi State athletics fund-raising, specifically the Bulldog Club, an organized fund to pay for MSU athlete's scholarships. Starkville is a city in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States. The award for the best collegiate basketball player was named in his honor in 2006, and the award is given annually as the Howell Award.