Bailey Howell

College Basketball Career

Mississippi State (1955-1959)

• Career scoring: 2,030 points

• Best percentage of field goal attempts made in a season, 56.8 (’56-’57)

• INS All American (’57-’58)

• Most points scored in a single game, 47 (’58-’59)

• Led the SEC with a season average of 27.8 points per game (’57-’58)

• Led the SEC with a season average of 25.5 points per game (’58-’59)


Pro Basketball Career

Detroit Pistons (1959-1964)

• Finished second to Wilt Chamberlain in NBA’s Rookie of the Year Voting

Baltimore Bullets (1964-1966)

• Scored 10,000th point of his professional career

Boston Celtics (1966-1970)

• NBA Champions (’68, ‘69)

Philadelphia 76ers (1970-1971)

•First male Mississippian elected to the National Basketball Hall of Fame in January, 1997.


Did You Know?

Howell scored 17,770 points during his professional career.

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