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Marquette's Markus Howard drawing tons of NBA interest

November 3, 2020
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Despite standing at just 5-foot-11, former Marquette guard Markus Howard is drawing interest from NBA teams due to his long-range shooting ability, quick and craft handle, and his overall ability as a scorer and leading an offense.

The accolades speak for themselves.

Howard, Marquette’s leading scorer in program history with over 2,700 points, surpassing that feat by over one thousand points. He’s also 21st all-time in NCAA history in scoring. Outside of scoring history, he also led the nation this season with 27 points per game. In addition, imagine hitting over 400 three’s in your college career? Howard hit 434, tying him for seventh all-time in that category.

Outside of his excellent scoring ability, if he isn’t doing it on the stat sheet scoring-wise, he doesn’t shy away from involving his teammates. He’s very crafty and has the ability to find teammates and effect winning in multiple ways.

Now, he’s a fringe NBA draft pick, many believe he will hear his name called in the second round in the upcoming draft. I’ve been told by many people that plenty of teams are interested and he’s completed interviews with teams throughout the league. As far as my thoughts, I think we see guys like Trae Young and Steph Curry and how they play today and you could see a similarity in Howard’s game.

I think due to the fact that he’s so successful as a scorer and fits the mold of the modern-day scoring guard, he will find his way on an NBA roster and would love to see Howard drafted.

Dwayne Killings, a Marquette coach and one of the nation’s top recruiters, discussed Markus Howard with Stockrisers.com, he said the following: 

“Markus is one of the best shot makers and natural scorers in the draft. He has an uncanny ability to get shots off the dribble and is an NBA shot-maker off the catch. His natural abilities benefit the NBAs mindset of playing with pace and space
- Dwayne Killings
“His NBA skill is his ability to make shots. For any team looking for an elite shot-maker, Markus is your guy. One of the most underrated players on the draft, but he will make one franchise very very happy. A true professional and unique scorer who shattered records at MU, The Big East, and within college basketball. A lot should be noted he is one of the best-conditioned athletes I have ever coached in my career. Markus belongs in the NBA and I believe one franchise will be raved about for years to come once he is drafted
- Dwayne Killings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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