After having a good season last year with Team Temple, Howie Keene has taken his game to the next level as one of the top players on the 16U level of the NY2LA Association this spring. His big spring is coming off a sophomore season in which he averaged 13 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2 assists per game for Concordia Lutheran High School (TX). The big jump in the game of the 6’6” wing guard has led to his first offer recently. 

This spring, Keene picked up his first offer from Long Beach State. “It feels great all the hard work is starting to pay off,” he said about getting the offer. While he currently only has the one offer, there are plenty of other division one programs showing interest in Keene. Among these are Belmont, IUPUI, Rice, South Dakota, South Dakota State, and Wyoming. 

With Keene leading the way, Team Temple has been one of the best 16U teams on the NY2LA Association this spring during the two live periods in April. “My spring with Team Temple has been great. We have played some tough teams. We are currently 14-2 with our only two losses coming from teams on the EYBL circuit.” 

There are many aspects to like from the game of Keene that should be attracting plenty of division one college attention. As well to having great size in the backcourt at 6’6” he pairs that with a very high skill level. He is a high IQ wing guard that stands out most with his knockdown outside shooting but also has a well-rounded scoring ability.