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.
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.