Howard Jr. Aims for Shot Overseas

The son of a 19-year NBA veteran, Juwan Howard Jr. has been entrenched in the game at a young age. Now a graduate of the University of Detroit, Howard Jr. is pursuing his own career as a professional basketball player.

Standing in at 6-foot-6, he's a shooting guard in every sense of the position. A knockdown shooter with a gunslinger-quick release, Howard Jr. is an offensive threat as soon as the ball crosses half-court. Dating back to his prep days, he's opened doors for himself because of his talents on the hardwood.

A standout at Pershing High School (Mich.), Howard Jr. won back-to-back Detroit Public School League championships. As a senior he stuffed the stat-sheet with averages of 24.7 points, 12.3 rebound and 4.1 assists per game. His on-court dominance enticed Division I schools and eventually chose to attend Western Michigan University of the Mid-America Conference.

Howard Jr. scored more than 1,400 points in three years at Detroit Mercy

Howard Jr. scored more than 1,400 points in three years at Detroit Mercy

After an impressive freshman season which included 316 total points (9.3 PPG), Howard Jr. decided to transfer to his hometown school. Upon sitting out the a year due to NCAA rules, he soon after made his presence felt in a competitive Horizon League.

As a junior and senior he earned recognition from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) for his play. In his final season at Detroit Mercy, Howard Jr. averaged a team-high 17.5 points per game while shooting a staggering 43.4% from the three-point line.

The smooth two-guard earned himself an invitation to the NBA Summer League as a result of his productive collegiate career. Howard Jr. has suited up for the Miami Heat in 2015 and 2016. This past summer, he posted 17 points (6-8 FG; 3-4 3PT) in an Orlando Summer League contest.

With a brief stint in Spain under his belt, Howard Jr. is ready for another shot abroad. Rest assure, if this play-maker is putting it up, it's going in.