About the Author
Dwight Howard is a center for the Orlando Magic. After winning the Naismith, Gatorade, and McDonald's Player of the Year awards in high school, he decided to forego college to realize his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA. Since his rookie season, the five-time NBA All-Star has consistently averaged double-doubles in points and rebounds and has been named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year for three straight seasons. John Denton is a staff writer for the University of Central Florida's athletics communications who has won several national writing awards, including three Best of Gannett awards. His Knights Insider stories appear several times per week on UCFAthletics.com and he has worked extensively with ESPN, reporting for First Take and SportsCenter and writing for ESPN.com. He is a former journalist for the Jackson Sun and Florida Today, covering the University of Central Florida, the Orlando Magic, and the NFL.