Former ‘Nole Natasha Howard makes WNBA All-Star team

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Former Florida State star Natasha Howard was named a WNBA All-Star for the first time in her pro career on Thursday.

Howard is averaging career highs in points (17.8) and rebounds (8.8). She is also shooting 80.6 percent from the free-throw line for the Seattle Storm.

The WNBA All-Star Game will be played on July 27 at 3:30 p.m. (TV: ABC).

In June, Howard was named the Western Conference player of the month. She averaged 17.5 points and 8.4 rebounds.

Howard was named the WNBA’s most improved player in 2018 as she led the Storm to the league title.

Howard averaged 20.5 points and 9.3 points as a senior at FSU in 2013-14. She averaged 14 points and 8.1 rebounds in her college career from 2010-14.

“We’re so proud of Natasha,” FSU coach Sue Semrau said. “She has become one of the fastest rising stars in the WNBA over the last few years. All her improvement is a credit to her commitment level, which we saw first-hand when she was a Seminole. She deserves this honor.”

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