Juwan Howard and his Michigan Wolverines basketball team are riding, and it looks like life will only get better in the near future.
Four-star wing Jett Howard, one of the fastest risers in the 2022 class, is set to make his announcement on October 13, and the Wolverines are big favorites to land Juwan’s son.
Young Howard visited Tennessee and the State of North Carolina and enjoyed both with his father’s blessing.
“He said to me, ‘I don’t want you to look back in 30 years and have regrets… I feel like I pushed you to do something you didn’t want to do,” said young Howard. “I know he wants me to be happy.”
So his father treated him like a recruit when he visited a few weeks ago instead of just his son, taking him to campus, showing him the facilities and letting him know how much he wanted him to join. its program.
It all started when he, the playmaker, promises Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI’s Dug McDaniel (5-10, # 71) and striker Gregg Glenn (6-7, 210, # 77 – he should s (engage at UM today) from Pompano Beach, Fla. Calvary Christian all arrived for their officials. The trio know each other well, having played AAU ball together while growing up and shared the experience together.
Also involved – Michigan second student Jace Howard. It was also his birthday weekend and they had breakfast together Sunday morning with the family before the tour ended… with Jett taking a nap at the head coach on Sunday afternoon.
When asked if all recruits were treated equally, Howard replied with a laugh, “She’s my mom!
And she (Jenine Howard) played as big a role as anyone in his development. She was traveling with her sons when her husband was still in the NBA, and she helped Jett in the recruiting process. She was with him on the trip to Tennessee, and she was as impressed as her son.
“She loves the coach [Rick] Barnes, ”Howard said. “They did a great job showing their vision for me… how they would use me on offense. They really let me know how I would fit in there.
He also received the red carpet treatment at NC State the week before. But Tennessee could be the biggest threat to causing the major shake up in that recruiting, thanks in large part to the head coach.
“My dad is going to roll his eyes when we talk about this and joke that Coach Barnes is my mom’s new boyfriend,” Howard added with a laugh.
The Michigan coach took nothing for granted on the trip, showing the rookies (and his son) around him. Jett admitted he hadn’t seen the entire campus yet, so he was excited to see it all – and he wasn’t disappointed.
“I loved it,” he says.
And when they got back to the basketball facility, his dad snapped a movie for him and showed him how he planned to use it in the offense if he got his engagement.
“They want me to play a combination of one, two and three,” he said. “They showed me how I was fit, where they saw me in different situations on the floor. I liked it.”
But he also got the “defense first” speech that all recruits receive when they first arrive on campus for their visits. That will be the identity of the program, and it has been clearly stated.
In this area, Howard continues to improve. He felt he had taken a huge leap forward at the end of his sophomore year, but COVID did not allow him to show his progress. This year he has become one of the biggest drivers in the standings after showing ability in this regard as well as his full offensive play.
Formerly known as the sniper, he has shown his ability to reach the rim, pass, shoot the midrange jumper, and show off his full basketball IQ. A scout said he would have been perfect for a Michigan team coached by John Beilein… and Juwan Howard has already proven what he can do with such talent.
We expect this one to end well for the Wolverines.