Michigan guard Jett Howard declares for NBA draft
Michigan guard Jett Howard will forgo his remaining college eligibility and enter the 2023 NBA Draft, he announced Thursday.
Howard is the No. 16 prospect on ESPN's NBA draft rankings.
"This was a great learning year for me," Howard told ESPN's Jonathan Givony. "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."
A 6-foot-8 shooting guard, Howard averaged 14.2 points and shot 36.8% from beyond the arc in his lone season at Michigan. He started all 29 of his games for the Wolverines, earning All-Big Ten third-team honors.
The former four-star recruit suffered injuries to both ankles in Big Ten play and missed Michigan's two NIT games due to the ailments. Howard is currently rehabbing the injury and doesn't need surgery for it.
Howard is the son of Michigan coach and former NBA player Juwan Howard.