Bailey E. Howell (born January 20, 1937 in Middleton, Tennessee) is a former professional basketball player. A 6'7" forward from Mississippi State University, he played 12 seasons (1959–1971) in the NBA as a member of the Detroit Pistons, Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers.
At Mississippi State, he set and still holds scoring records (2,030 points), even though during he played only three varsity seasons and there was neither a three-point shot or a shot clock. He is considered a legend to the Bulldog basketball faithful, and one of, if not, the most famous players to have played at MSU. He is probably most known for his hook shot, rebounding ability (1,277 rebounds), and work ethic as a player and person.
He resides in Starkville, Mississippi where he is active in Mississippi State athletics fund-raising, specifically the Bulldog Club, an organized fund to pay for MSU athlete's scholarships. The Howell Award, given annually to the top collegiate basketball player in Mississippi, was named in his honor in 2006.