Markus Howard

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Markus Howard
No. 0 – Marquette Golden Eagles
PositionPoint guard
LeagueBig East Conference
Personal information
Born (1999-03-03) March 3, 1999 (age 20)
Morristown, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeMarquette (2016–present)
Career highlights and awards

Markus Howard (born March 3, 1999) is an American college basketball player for the Marquette Golden Eagles of the Big East Conference.

High school career[edit]

Howard began his high school career at Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona. As a freshman, he started in the backcourt with his brother and averaged 23 points per game, leading his team to the state semifinals.[1] He committed to Arizona State following his freshman season.[2] After a sophomore season where he averaged 32.4 points per game, Howard decommitted from Arizona State and reopened up his recruitment.[3]

For his junior season, Howard transferred to national basketball power Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada.[4] During his junior season at Findlay Prep, where he led the team in scoring, Howard announced that he would reclassify to the class of 2016 and signed with Marquette.[5]

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Howard entered the starting lineup and averaged 13.2 points per game and led the country in three-point shooting at 54.7%. He was named to the 2017 Big East Conference All-Freshman team.[6][7] As a sophomore, Howard became one of college basketball's top scorers. On the season, Howard averaged 20.4 points per game and was named second-team All-Big East.[8] He also finished the season with the NCAA’s second-best free throw percentage (93.8%).

Going into his junior season of 2018–19, Howard earned national preseason recognition, appearing on the watch lists for the Wooden Award, the Naismith Award and the Bob Cousy Award for top point guard. Howard was also selected preseason first-team All-Big East.[9] In Marquette’s non-conference schedule, Howard recorded two 45-point games, against ranked teams Kansas State and Buffalo. In the Buffalo win, Howard scored 40 of his total in the second half.[10] He scored a career-high 53 points in an overtime win over Creighton on January 9, 2019, breaking a Big East single-game record.[11]

National team career[edit]

Howard has represented the United States in FIBA play on two occasions. In 2015, he was a member of the gold medal-winning US team in the 2015 FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship. Howard then won a gold medal at the 2016 FIBA Under-17 World Championship in Zaragoza, Spain.[12] In the U17 tournament, Howard averaged 11.9 points and 2.6 assists per game.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Marquette 31 27 22.0 .506 .547 .889 2.2 2.3 .8 .1 13.2
2017–18 Marquette 34 31 31.5 .464 .404 .938 3.2 2.8 1.0 .1 20.4
2018–19 Marquette 34 34 33.5 .420 .403 .890 4.0 3.9 1.1 .0 25.0
Career 99 92 29.2 .453 .433 .902 3.2 3.0 1.0 .1 19.7

Personal life[edit]

Howard's older brother Jordan Howard played college basketball for Central Arkansas and was the 2018 Southland Conference Player of the Year. The brothers were teammates for one season at Perry High.[14] He is of Puerto Rican descent.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heller, Mark (April 20, 2014). "2013-2014 Tribune Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Markus Howard". East Valley Tribune. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Obert, Richard (August 27, 2014). "Markus Howard from Gilbert Perry commits to ASU basketball". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  3. ^ Obert, Richard (March 16, 2015). "Perry guard Markus Howard decommits from ASU". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  4. ^ Ferguson, Ashton (June 19, 2015). "Arizona transfer Howard excited about playing for Findlay Prep". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  5. ^ "Findlay Prep's Markus Howard reclassifies to 2016, commits to Marquette". USA Today. April 3, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  6. ^ Steele, Ben (October 25, 2018). "Marquette guard Markus Howard has added muscle to help grow his game". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  7. ^ Velazquez, Matt (March 5, 2017). "Marquette's Markus Howard named to Big East all-freshman team". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  8. ^ Steele, Ben (March 4, 2018). "Marquette's Markus Howard named to all-Big East second team". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  9. ^ "Howard and Hauser earn BIG EAST honors as MU is picked second". Marquette Golden Eagles. October 25, 2018. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  10. ^ Caron, Emily (December 21, 2018). "Markus Howard Explodes for 40-Point Second Half as Marquette Knocks Off Buffalo". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  11. ^ Boone, Kyle (January 4, 2018). "Marquette's Markus Howard explodes for 52 points in overtime win vs. Providence". CBSSports.com. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  12. ^ Stevens, Ryan (June 12, 2016). "USA Basketball Training Camp Veteran: Markus Howard". USA Basketball. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  13. ^ "Incoming Marquette Basketball Freshman Markus Howard Wins FIBA U17 Gold Medal With Team USA". SBNation.com. June 3, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  14. ^ Obert, Richard (January 11, 2018). "College basketball's 'Splash Brothers' Jordan and Markus Howard got their start at Perry High". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  15. ^ Fbpur pone el ojo en Markus Howard

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