Michigan guard/forward Jett Howard is declaring for the 2023 NBA Draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.
“This was a great learning year for me,” Howard told Jonathan Givony of 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.”
Howard is 6-foot-8 and averaged 14.2 points on 41 percent shooting with the Wolverines. He is listed as going 18th overall to the Jazz in the first edition of the Hoops Wire mock draft.
He is the son of Michigan coach and former NBA forward/center Juwan Howard. Jett did not play in Michigan’s NIT games to rehab some nagging ankle injuries.
“I’ve had both ankles nagging for a while, so my dad and the coaching staff agreed with the specialist that it’s better for me to get to 100%,” Jett Howard said, via Givony. “I was only 50-60% for most of the Big Ten. My dad being the coach, he is was looking out for me and wanted the best for my health. He understands that ankles are tricky. I met with a specialist after the Big Ten tournament and they wanted me to rehab for four to five weeks. Thank God it doesn’t require surgery or anything like that.”
Standing 6'8 with a versatile skill-set, dynamic shot-making and the ability to create for himself and others out of pick and roll, Jett Howard is a prototype for what NBA teams are looking for as a big guard who can play multiple positions and score from all over the floor. https://t.co/zRHAlP88zV pic.twitter.com/D3Jy9fFZsX
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) March 23, 2023