The Saigon Heat are bringing in Justin Howard (208 cm, Mercer’03) to replace ABL leading scorer Dior Lowhorn who got injured in the squad’s April 17 match against the San Miguel Beermen.
Howard was a former member of the ASEAN League’s Chang Thailand Slammers earlier this year. He played two games for the Thailand Slammers and averaged a double-double with a symmetrical 12.5 ppg and 12.5 rpg.
In the 2011-12 season, Howard was initially with UU-Korihait Uusikaupunki from Finland’s Korisliiga, but was only with the team for the pre-season. He later moved to Germany’s BG Karlsruhe (ProA) where he played 25 games and averaged 16.3 ppg and 10.3 rpg.