FORT WAYNE, IN (February 4, 2013)-- The NBA Development League announced today that Mad Ants veteran guard, Ron Howard, has been selected to play in the seventh annual NBA D-League All-Star Game on Saturday, February 16, at Sprint Arena at NBA All-Star Jam Session at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center. The game will air live on NBA TV at 3 p.m. ET. This is Howard's second time receiving this honor--he was named to the NBA D-League All-Star team during the 2009-10 season as well.
Howard is averaging 18.2 points, 4.6 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Mad Ants in 20 games this season. He is a league leader in free throw percentage, shooting 86% from the stripe. He recorded a season high 30 points on December 21st against the Maine Red Claws.
Howard will play on the "Futures" team with Arinze Onuaku (Canton Charge); Courtney Fortson (Los Angeles D-Fenders); Micah Downs (Maine Red Claws); Shelvin Mack (currently a member of the Philadelphia 76ers); DaJuan Summers (Maine Red Claws); Chris Wright (Maine Red Claws); Jerome Jordan (Reno Bighorns); Marcus Landry (Reno Bighorns); Jeremy Lamb (Tulsa 66ers). The team will be led by Red Claws head coach Mike Taylor and his staff.