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Juwan Howard biography

Date of birth : 1973-02-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2022-02-07
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, power forward for the Miami Heat, Juwan Howard stats

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Juwan Antonio Howard is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The Heat is his eighth different NBA team. He was drafted fifth overall in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets. A former All-Star and All-NBA power forward, he also starred as an All-American on the Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team during the Fab Five years and, earlier, on the Chicago Vocational Career Academy team as a center. In addition to being an All-American in high school, he was an honors student.

Career history

Washington Bullets/Wizards (1994–2001)
Dallas Mavericks (2001–2002, 2007–2008)
Denver Nuggets (2002–2003, 2008)
Orlando Magic (2003–2004)
Houston Rockets (2004–2007)
Charlotte Bobcats (2008–2009)
Portland Trail Blazers (2009–2010)
Miami Heat (2010–present)


Howard has remained a Chicago resident throughout his NBA career. In 1996, he bought a 3,116-square-foot (289.5 m2) town home in the South Loop area for $490,000 that he continues to own. In 2009, he paid $2.55 million for a three-bedroom, 3,080-square-foot (286.1 m2) unit in the Trump International Hotel & Tower. In 2005, Howard bought a 3.5-acre (14,000 m2) $11.775 million property in South Florida's Gables Estates, where he intended to build a 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) home, with a dock for a newly purchased 54-foot (16 m) yacht named the Fab 5.

Howard's son, Juwan Howard, Jr. (born February 5, 1992), is the child of Markita Blyden, who was runner-up for Michigan's Miss Basketball when she and her twin sister led Detroit's Murray Wright High School to the 1990 Class A state championship game. He finished his senior season at Detroit's Pershing High School in Spring 2010. As a junior, he led his high school to the Michigan High School Athletic Association state championship. As a senior, he was named first team All-State, by both the Associated Press and Detroit Free Press. He committed to play for the Western Michigan Broncos men's basketball team.

On July 6, 2002, Howard married Jenine Wardally. At the time, Howard was 29 and Wardally was 27. They have a son Jace who was born in late September 2001. They have a second son Jett, who is two years younger.

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