Top point guard Howard chooses Marquette with short film

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Head coach Steve Wojciechowski and Marquette men’s basketball gained another high-level recruit Sunday when 2017 point guard Markus Howard announced his commitment via a video production.

Howard, a 5-foot-11 sharpshooting guard from Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada, is eligible to reclassify to the Class of 2016 and join the Golden Eagles in the fall. He would enroll with Stevens Point forward Sam Hauser as the only two incoming recruits for the 2016-’17 season.


The four-star Howard was also considering Arizona State, Baylor and Central Arkansas, where his brother Jordan is  a sophomore point guard for the Bears. Markus previously committed to Arizona State before the Sun Devils fired head coach Herb Sendek. Former Arizona State coach and current Marquette assistant Stan Johnson helped in the recruiting process to both schools.


Wojciechowski will likely have three point guards next season in Howard, Traci Carter and Andrew Rowsey. Howard – ranked 32nd in the 2017 class by ESPN and 33rd by 247 Sports – is the highest rated guard to come to Marquette since Jajuan Johnson in 2013. Marquette’s recruiting class, which includes Howard, Hauser and Brendan Bailey, is now ranked 13th nationally by 247.

Marquette is currently out of open scholarships for 2016, although the expected departure of Henry Ellenson would open one more spot. With an abundance of guards on the roster, Wojciechowski would likely use that opening to court a forward or center.