Javis Howard is Raiders’ fifth signing of the summer

The Plymouth Raiders have snapped up 6’8” Power Forward/Centre, Javis Howard out of NCAA1 College, Charleston Southern.

Javis, originally from Irmo, South Carolina, averaged 5.5 point and 4 rebounds per game in just over 20 minutes playing time in his senior year, and is excited to be making the jump from collegiate to professional athlete.

Javis said, “To finally become a pro in this game means the world to me and I’m extremely excited to start my pro career with the Plymouth Raiders.

“I want to thank the Starting 5ive Agency for working relentlessly to find me a good situation. I also want to thank Coach James for giving me the opportunity and allowing my dreams to come true.”

Coach James said, I’m excited to have Javis suit up for the Raiders. He is a 6’8” power forward/centre, a rookie who I’m very confident is going to have a great season in his first year as a professional player.

“Javis has great work ethic on and off the court and will show that he is capable of playing in multiple positions.  He is versatile, an outstanding athlete and defender, and I’m sure our Raiders’ supporters are going to enjoy watching Javis play, as well as getting to know him off the court.

“He has a high basketball IQ and will give us a great scoring option while playing tough defense. I’m looking forward to Javis joining the rest of the team”.

Turning just 24 years old last week, Javis led the Big South in offensive rebounding in his penultimate year, and promises to be a tough rebounding force at both ends of the floor once he suits up Raiders’ green come September.

Javis is the first of two player announcements this week, as Coach James looks to finalise his squad before the pre-season kicks off with a trip to France.

Fan now have just one week to take the opportunity to snap up a Season Membership at the Early Bird rate, which not only includes your favourite seat at the Plymouth Pavilions, but this season is accompanied by a range of benefits, including discounts on Raiders’ partners including Nando’s, Wagamama, Pilgrims Ice Cream, Monty’s, St. Mellion International Resort, Nuffield Health and China Fleet to name a few.