Jett Howard makes his NBA decision

Jett Howard, the son of Juwan Howard, was a big get for Michigan basketball in 2022. Howard was a four-star recruit out of IMG Academy and was the 43rd-ranked prospect in the country.

Michigan was hoping to keep the trio of Hunter Dickinson, Kobe Bufkin, and Howard intact for next season, but it appears the Wolverines will be losing at least one.

According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, Howard has announced he would forgo his remaining eligibility at Michgian and head to the NBA after one season. 

Howard, like most of the Wolverines, had their ups and downs this past season. He averaged 14.2 points per game and was Michigan’s second-leading scorer behind Hunter Dickinson. What NBA scouts love about Howard is his knockdown shooting ability from 3. While he can be streaky, when Howard gets hot — he’s on. He shot 36% from 3 this past season.

Howard is the 16th-ranked NBA prospect according to ESPN and he said this year was what he needed. Plus, his dad helped him make his decision a little easier without putting pressure on him.

“This was a great learning year for me,” Howard told ESPN. “It’s what I needed. It taught me how to play within a pro style offense and be effective, to get out of my comfort zone, and play with other good players.

“He said it without saying it; it might be time for you to go,” Howard said (on his father). “This was easy, for him to let go. He asked around and came to the consensus that I should leave.

Howard is still rehabbing the ankle injury that sidelined him for some of the season, but he should make a full recovery to conduct training sessions with NBA teams.

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Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire