Markus Howard

Team Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets
Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.78 m / 79 kg
Born Mar 3, 1999
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 2020 - present

Markus Howard is a professional basketball player who is currently playing for the Denver Nuggets as the team point guard. Howard was born in Morristown, New Jersey where he began his career as a basketball player in Perry High School. He was also known for playing college basketball at Marquette University.

Early Life and Career

Since Howard had realized his passion for basketball at a young age, he started playing at Perry High School. He became one of the main players who had led his team to the state semifinals by averaging 23 points per game.

When he was in his sophomore season, he played for Arizona State with an average of 32.4 per game. However, he paved his way to transfer to Findlay Prep for his junior season. Due to his transfer, he was reclassified to class 2016. Eventually, upon graduating, he committed to attend Marquette University to play.

College Career

When Howard entered college, he started with an average of 13.2 points per game and a shooting rate of 54.7%. Because he was an outstanding player, he was included in the 2017 Big East Conference All-Freshman team. His performance during his sophomore season improved when he averaged 20.4 points per game.

On the way to his junior season, he managed to earn several awards, such as the Wooden Award, the Bob Cousy Award, and the Naismith Award for being the top point guard. He became an all-time lead scorer by contributing 38 points in their game against Loyola (Md). During his senior season, he was named Big East Player of the Week.

Post-NBA Draft

Howard joined the 2020 NBA Draft, however, he went undrafted. Eventually, he signed a two-way contract with the Denver Nuggets in November 2020. In May 2021, he reached a career-high 15 points when they play against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Team History:

  • 2020–present - Denver Nuggets

Achievements:

  • 2017 Big East All-Freshman Team
  • 2018 Second-Team All-Big East
  • 2019 Big East Player of the Year
  • 2020 NCAA Season Scoring Leader
  • 2020 Consensus First-TeamAll-American

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