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And it shall (and) will come to pass that Dwight Howard II will surpass LeBron James for the best high school basketball player, college player and NBA player. Amen.
And it shall (and) will come to pass that Dwight Howard II would stand head and shoulders over 2004 prospects in the name of Jesus. Will he do it? Amen.
And it shall (and) will come to pass Dwight Howard II will be the Number 1 draft pick in the NBA draft.
And it shall (and) will come to pass SACA will win the 2002-2003, 2003-2004 state championship.
It shall and will come to pass that the NBA will be runned by the standards of God.
|Howard could become the second consecutive high schooler taken No. 1 overall.|
|Finding his niche|
|The Christian marketplace isn't small. There are music stores packed with religious classics, bookstores filled with thousands of books on Christianity and toy stores stacked with Christian-themed board games including Bibleopoly. There's even Sports Spectrum, a Christian sports magazine. Howard hopes that one major company that might give him a chance is Chick-Fil-A, the nation's second largest-grossing chicken restaurant chain behind Kentucky Fried Chicken. It's based in Howard's hometown of Atlanta, and the company's founder and chairman, S. Truett Cathy, is a devout Christian. Chick-Fil-A isn't open on Sundays, and every Monday morning there's a 30-minute devotional at corporate headquarters. Other factors that make Chick Fil-A and Howard a perfect combination include the company's active sports marketing campaign. It is a title sponsorship of the Peach Bowl and an LPGA event, and sponsors family nights in conjunction with the Atlanta Hawks (Howard's hometown squad that might have a chance to draft him first overall in June). "We're honored that Dwight thought of us, and we hope that his future actions make a positive impact on the youth of America," said Don Perry, a spokesman for Chick-Fil-A who noted that while the company employs Christian fundamentals in its management practices, it has not used religion as a marketing tool. -- Darren Rovell|