Team shares MVP award after NCAA tourney campaign
USATSI Gallery - 2017 NCAA Tournament First Round - No. 7 South Carolina vs. No. 10 Marquette
Jan. 11, 2017
Dec. 6, 2017
Honors and Awards:
2016-17 Season Notes: BIG EAST All-Freshman Team ... Led the nation in 3-point field goal percentage (.547) and set a new Marquette single-season mark ... Started first career game in the season opener against Vanderbilt (Nov. 11) at the Veteran's Classic ... Scored 12 points in second career game, and regular season home debut, against Howard (Nov. 14), making 4-of-5 field goals (3-of-4 from deep) and adding four rebounds ... Poured in 13 points and added two rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes against Houston Baptist (Nov. 26) ... Scored a then-season high 22 points in 34 minutes against No. 17 Wisconsin (Dec. 10) ... Poured in 23 points on 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range in his first-ever BIG EAST Conference game against Georgetown (Dec. 28) ... Scored a team-high 21 points at No. 1 Villanova (Jan. 7) ... Played 42 minutes in an 89-86 overtime triumph against Seton Hall (Jan. 11), scoring 22 points with six assists and zero turnovers ... Scored 26 points at No. 13 Butler (Jan. 16) ... Netted a career-best 34 points and tied a program record with nine made threes to lead MU past Xavier (Feb. 18) on National Marquette Day ... Ended the regular season with 24 points at Providence (Feb. 25), 15 points at Xavier (March 1) and 18 points against Creighton (March 4) on Senior Day to keep MU in the NCAA tournament mix ... Scored 13 points in 26 minutes during MU's NCAA First Round game against South Carolina (March 17).
USA Basketball: Owns a pair of Gold medals playing for USA Basketball … Member of title squad at 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship … Finished third on the team in scoring with 11.9 points per game and shot 48.6 percent from behind the 3-point line … Team USA finished a perfect 7-0 in the tournament … Also collected Gold as a member of the USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team at the FIBA Americas Championship in 2015.
High School: Consensus top-100 nationally ranked prospect, ranked as high as 39th by 247Sports.com … Also rated 40th by Rivals.com, 78th by Scout.com and 84th by ESPN.com … Spent the 2015-16 campaign at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada under head coach Andy Johnson … Pilots concluded the year 28-2 overall and were ranked among the nation’s top-25 programs en route to an appearance in the national tournament … Led the team in scoring with 18.6 points per outing and also chipped in 3.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game … Played at Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona as a freshman and sophomore and was an all-state honoree both seasons … Led the state in scoring in 2014-15 with 32.4 points per game and helped the program to the second round of the state tournament … As a freshman, he netted 23.0 points per contest and guided the squad to the state semifinals … Competed on the AAU circuit for the Las Vegas Prospects and Arizona Power.
Personal: Born March 3, 1999 in Morristown, New Jersey … Son of Chuck and Noemi Howard … has two brothers, Desmond and Jordan … Jordan plays basketball at Central Arkansas and Desmond at Phoenix College … Majoring in digital media.
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