Avery Howell

Year: 2024

Height: 6-0

Position: SG/W

High School: Boise (ID)

Recruiting Status: Five finalists (see below)

Notes: 2022-23 Gatorade Idaho Girls Basketball Player of the Year

Recruiting Summary for Avery Howell

offers in 2022:

  • January: Boise State (first D-I offer), Montana
  • February: Montana State
  • April: Cal State Fullerton, Fresno State, Long Beach State, Sacramento State, San Diego State
  • June: UC Santa Barbara
  • July: UC Davis, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Portland, Saint Mary’s, San Diego
  • August: Cal Poly, Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Hawaii, Pacific
  • December: New Mexico

offers in 2023:

August 9, 2023: announced five finalists—Duke, Indiana, Southern Cal, Utah, Washington

September official visits: Utah, Washington, Southern Cal


Boise’s Avery Howell receiving national attention, Power 5 offers (KTVB, 7/31/2022)

According to MaxPreps, Howell stuffed the stat sheet during the 2022-2023 season, as the Brave finished with a 23-3 record and a third-place finish at state after receiving the No. 1 5A seed. Along the way, Howell averaged 21.2 points, 13.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.8 steals per game – all team-best numbers.

Howell also shot 50% from the field and 80% from the free-throw line, on her way to 551 total points for Boise.

Avery Howell’s one-of-a-kind competitive nature has Boise in Class 5A title mix. ‘She’s just different.’ (Highschool.si.com, 1/21/2023)

“She takes competitiveness to another level,” said Gill, now director and coach of the Meta Hoops U17 girls club basketball team. “Almost where I think sometimes it’s hard for girls to understand how competitive Avery is. And that can be challenging at times.”

For perspective, Howell is in the gym shooting by 4:30 each morning. She also took the most shots for Meta Hoops last spring and even memorized the totals of her fellow teammates just to make sure she was always ahead. And during a recent practice for Boise, Howell and a teammate raced to the free-throw line for a shooting drill. They arrived exactly at the same time. But Howell didn’t budge until eventually the teammate relented in letting her go first.

“How many 16-17-year olds do you know that want to go to bed at 8:30 (p.m.)?” Boise coach Kim Brydges said. “She legit wakes up and goes and shoots every morning before school. Some kids like to say they do that or do it, but not really get the work in, she gets the work in. Before most kids are waking up before their first-period class, she’s probably already got up a 1,000 shots.”


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