Howard, Markus 






One player that is not getting enough notoriety is Markus Howard. He is among the most lethal shooters in the draft. He is a diminutive (by NBA standards) right handed guard that that cannot be left open. Howard averaged, 27.8 points per game, which was tops in the entire NCAA. He added 3.5 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game in 2019-20. He shot 42.7% on three-balls for his four year career! He is a career 88% free throw shooter. He was named Consensus First Team All-America. ...Howard is not a point guard. He barely had more career assists than turnovers. In the last two seasons he was in negative territory as far as assist-to-turnover ratio is concerned.  ...Howard is not a great defender. Marquette was 4.9 points per 100 possessions worse on defense with Howard in the game. He will definitely need to be "hidden" on a team with length and a sound defensive structure. That said, Howard led the Big East in boxscore plus/minus. That gives you an indication of how special a talent he is on OFFENSE. Howard's shooting ability is so elite, we can live with the defensive liability. ...Howard owns a pair of Gold medals playing for USA Basketball. He was a member of title squad at 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship, as well as the U16 National Team at the FIBA Americas Championship in 2015. Howard is only 21 years old despite being a four-year college player. 


Good advice... In 2009, the 44th pick was Chase Budinger. We advised, "draft Danny Green."

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