Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Kia Surprising Stat: 11/28 vs. Orlando

HowardOn Nov. 16 at New Jersey, Orlando center Dwight Howard grabbed the 3,000th rebound of his precocious career. At age 21, 343 days, Howard became the youngest player in NBA history to reach the milestone, beating another Magic big man, Shaquille O'Neal (23 years, 32 days).

Howard had a head start coming out of high school, but despite being just 18 at the start of his rookie season, he required just 256 games to get to 3,000 (an 11.7 rpg average). O'Neal reached the mark in 234 games.