I had the privilege of watching this young man for three years. He single handedly raised the status of the men's varsity game. He was always a pleasure to watch. As a former high school basketball player and youth coach, I have been around the game for a very long time. I have seen many games and coached many players. I can honestly say that Ky is one of the most unique and gifted player. In a basketball culture, flashy dunks and fancy one-on-one moves are a "must have" to be rated a high-level player. This young man is a throwback. He stands out by his outstanding fundamentals, high basketball intelligence, and dedication to team play. He became the all-time leading scorer at Shipley by playing the "righ way." For his three years, he obviously was the best player; but, he was never cocky or conceited. As a matter of fact, he was rather humble. This is a very uplifting quality in a young athlete, particularly a star player. I have even sat in the stands and watched this young man substain an injury but will beg to go back into the game. It was never a game in three years that he was not on the floor -- he was always the first player diving for the lose ball. He was always the same player trying to solve fights between his team and the opposing team. My son sat on the bench with him and although he was not that great of a player, he welcomed the opportunity to play side by side with Ky Howard. When the young men lost their confidence, Ky was the one that found the words to give them that extra boost. Whereever this young man goes, he will be an asset to any ball club.