Life often comes full circle. Last May, when C Rodney Howard was deciding on a college to attend, Georgia Tech and georgia were the last two on his list. Howard picked the dwags the first time around, but after a year of sparse playing time, decided it was time for a change. Howard made up his mind pretty quickly, spending only three days in the transfer portal before deciding to come to the Flats.
The center averaged just 1.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 24 games for georgia last season, seeing his most action (21 minutes) against Michigan State in the Maui Jim Invitational. Howard had a career high of four points against both NC Central and Delaware State, with a high of six rebounds coming against South Carolina.
If the NCAA approves a new rule where all college basketball (and football) players receive one “free” transfer without sitting out for a year, Howard will be immediately eligible to play this fall. However, if the NCAA doesn’t go through with the rule change, Howard would have to sit out this coming season and would have three years of eligibility left.
Assuming Howard is eligible to play this year, his post presence will be a big help for the Jackets, with only Moses Wright returning in the paint. Howard will have to compete with incoming freshmen Jordan Meka and Saba Gigiberia for playing time, but a year of college experience under his belt will definitely help his case.
Welcome to the Flats, Rodney!