Michigan basketball's Jett Howard has announced that he will enter the NBA draft, foregoing his college eligibility. The son of coach Juwan Howard made the announcement on Thursday, stating that he is ready to take his game to the next level.
Jett Howard played in just 5 games for the Wolverines this season and averaged 0.4 points per game. Despite limited playing time, he is highly regarded by scouts and analysts due to his potential as a versatile wing player with excellent shooting ability.
"I'm excited to take this step in my career," said Jett Howard. "I've learned so much from my dad and everyone at Michigan, but now it's time for me to chase my dream of playing in the NBA."
Coach Juwan Howard expressed support for his son's decision, saying "As a father and a coach, I couldn't be more proud of Jett. He has worked hard every day and deserves this opportunity."
Jett Howard is expected to be selected in the later rounds of the draft or may go undrafted altogether. Regardless of where he lands, he will have an opportunity to prove himself at summer league and training camp.
This marks another exciting development for Michigan basketball after an impressive run in March Madness led them all the way to the Elite Eight before ultimately falling short against UCLA.
The Wolverines will look towards their returning players as they aim for another deep tournament run next year without Jett Howard on their roster.