Jett Howard, Michigan guard, makes decision on 2023-24 season
Jett Howard is going pro.
Howard, the son of Michigan coach Juwan Howard, has announced he will declare for the upcoming NBA Draft. Jett Howard told ESPN that this past year was valuable to his growth, primarily due to his ability to translate from the high school level to more of a pro-style offense.
Howard excelled in his lone season at Ann Arbor despite the Wolverines’ downtrodden campaign. He finished as Michigan’s second-leading scorer behind Hunter Dickinson, averaging 14.2 points per game. Howard earned All-Big Ten third-team honors for his efforts and was named to the conference’s all-freshman team.
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G Jett Howard will be forgoing his remaining eligibility and entering the 2023 NBA Draft.#GoBlue ➡️ #ProBlue pic.twitter.com/LXWXyvl6Jt
— Michigan Men’s Basketball (@umichbball) March 23, 2023
Jett Howard did not play in the Wolverines’ NIT run as he was rehabbing ankle injuries suffered in both his left and right foot. Juwan Howard elected to rest his son for the impending tournament after Jett met with an ankle specialist.
The Wolverines defeated Toledo in the first round of the NIT Tournament, but were eliminated after a 66-65 loss to Vanderbilt in the second round. According to ESPN’s NBA draft rankings, Howard is listed as the 16th-ranked prospect in the upcoming class.
Howard is expected to be fully healthy in to time to conduct workouts with NBA teams in Chicago for the NBA Combine later next month. The NBA draft will be held in Brookyln on June 22.