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Markus Howard

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medal: 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Named as one of 18 finalists for the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Championship Team on June 12, 2016.
  • Participated in the 2015 USA Basketball Junior National Team October minicamp.
  • Member of the 2015 USA U16 National Team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record at the 2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Bahia Blanca, Argentina.
  • Played in all five games and averaged a team second-best 15.0 ppg., 3.0 rpg., 2.0 apg. and 2.0 spg., shot 43.9 percent from the field, 48.4 percent (15-31 3pt FGs) from 3-point and 66.7 percent from the foul line. NOTE: complete statistics can be found on page 53.
  • Set the mark for USA U16 3-point percentage, and ranks second on the USA U16 all-time list for 3-point field goals made (15).
  • Named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team on April 23, 2015.
  • Participated in the 2014 USA Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp.

College Notes

  • Reclassified to the class of 2016, graduated in three years with a 4.0 GPA, and will attend and compete for Marquette in the fall.

High School honors

  • USA Today All-Nevada first team (2016).
  • Two-time game MVP in the 2016 Hoophall Classic.
  • National Alliance of African American Athletes Sophomore of the Year (2014-15).
  • MaxPreps Sophomore All-America second team (2015) and Freshman All-America second team (2014).
  • USA Today All-USA Arizona Team (2014, 2015).
  • Chandler School District Player of the Year (2014, 2015).
  • Perry High School One-Sport Athlete of the Year (2015).
  • C-Town Rivals Player of the Year (2014).
  • Arizona Tribune Player of the Year (2014).

High School Notes

  • Transferred to Findlay Prep School (Nev.) after playing two seasons for Perry High School (Ariz.), and averaged 18.4 ppg., 2.8 rpg.,
  • 3.3 apg. and 1.5 spg. in helping his team to a 28-2 record and the 2016 DICK’S Sporting Goods High School Nationals.
  • In his three-year prep career, has played in 86 games, while amassing 2,094 points, 284 rebounds, 239 assists and 133 steals.
  • As a sophomore in 2014-15, aided Perry High to a 22-7 record and the second round of the Arizona Division 1 State Tournament; averaged 34.4 ppg., 4.2 rpg. and 2.8 apg.
  • As a freshman in 2013-14, helped Perry High compile a 26-6 record and advance to the state quarterfinals; averaged 23.0 ppg and 3.1 apg.
  • Led all Arizona high school players in 2014-15 for scoring.
  • Scored 50 points against Highland High School in January 2015.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Noemi Santana Howard and Clarence ‘Chuck’ DeWitt Howard, has two brothers, Desmond (22) and Jordan (20).
  • Helped the Perry special-needs team in the first United Sports Basketball Invitational sponsored by the Arizona Interscholastic Association in conjunction with Special Olympics Arizona. He played in two quarters, passed out water when on the bench and connected on three assists to his special needs teammates, but the state’s leading scorer in 2014-15 did not take a shot.
  • Also played football in elementary school, but did not want to continue playing in middle or high school.
  • Father was an All-American running back at Indiana University, and aunt, Yolanda Rowe, ran cross country at the University of Houston.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 3.
  • Favorite USA National Team athlete: Kyrie Irving.
  • Plans on majoring in: sports management and/or physical therapy.
  • Favorite Twitter account:
  • Favorite superhero: Spider-Man.
  • Top five movies of all time: “Space Jam,” “Above The Rim,” “White Men Can't Jump,” “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Like Mike.”
  • Favorite non-sports website:
  • Favorite sports website:
  • Must-have pregame meal or snack: pizza, chicken wings and Gatorade.
  • Has a: cat named MJ for Michael Jordan and a female German Shepard named Nahla.
  • Favorite app:
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: soccer.
  • Favorite class: math.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Allen Iverson.
  • Favorite Olympian: Michael Jordan.
  • Best player ever faced: his brother, Jordan Howard.
  • Last book read for pleasure: “The Jordan Rules.”
  • Would compare his game to: Kyrie Irving.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: sleeping and hanging out with friends and family.
  • Most people don’t know: he is from New Jersey.
  • Has traveled outside the United States to: Canada in 2014 and Argentina in 2015.

USA Basketball Statistics

2015 U16
5/0 29- 66
.439 15- 31
.484 2- 3 .667 15/3.0
10 0 10

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