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Newsstand: Jett Howard to become Michigan’s fourth one-and-done prospect of the 21st century

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Newsstand: Jett Howard to become Michigan’s fourth one-and-done prospect of the 21st century

Michigan On TV

What: Michigan hockey vs. Colgate in the NCAA Tournament

Where: Allentown, Pa.

When: 8:30 p.m. ET

Channel: ESPN2

Tweets Of The Day

Michigan freshman guard Jett Howard announced he’ll forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2023 NBA Draft.

More from The Wolverine’s Anthony Broome:

He averaged 14.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2 assists per game this season, starting and playing in 29 games for Michigan this season.

Howard is expected to be a first-round pick this summer.

“This was a great learning year for me,” Howard told ESPN. “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.”

He continued: “I’ve had both ankles nagging for a while, so my dad and the coaching staff agreed with the specialist that it’s better for me to get to 100%,” Howard said. “I was only 50-60% for most of the Big Ten. My dad being the coach he is was looking out for me and wanted the best for my health. He understands that ankles are tricky. I met with a specialist after the Big Ten Tournament and they wanted me to rehab for four to five weeks. Thank God it doesn’t require surgery or anything like that.”

Roster News

G Jett Howard will be forgoing his remaining eligibility and entering the 2023 NBA Draft.#GoBlue #ProBlue

— Michigan Men’s Basketball (@umichbball) March 23, 2023

Howard is Michigan’s fourth one-and-done prospect of the 21st century and third of the head coach Juwan Howard era.

Michigan basketball one-and-done players this century

• Ignas Brazdeikis (2019)
• Moussa Diabate (2022)
• Caleb Houstan (2022)
• Jett Howard (2023)

— Clayton Sayfie (@CSayf23) March 23, 2023

Michigan State was the lone Big Ten team to make the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Since the Spartans lost to Kansas State in the East Regional semifinal, the conference is done playing. Despite not making the Big Dance this season, Howard has the most NCAA Tournament wins among Big Ten coaches since he was hired in 2019, leading the Wolverines to the Elite Eight in 2021 and Sweet 16 last season.

NCAA Tournament wins by Big Ten coach since Juwan Howard was hired at Michigan:

Juwan Howard — 5
Tom Izzo — 3
Mike Woodson — 2
Greg Gard — 2
Matt Painter — 2
Brad Underwood — 2

— Clayton Sayfie (@CSayf23) March 24, 2023

Michigan hockey is a No. 1 seed and will take on Colgate in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday night in Allentown, Pa.

𝙈𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙜𝙖𝙣 𝙃𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙮 𝙉𝘾𝘼𝘼 𝙍𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬

Head Coach Brandon Naurato, Nolan Moyle, Luke Hughes, Gavin Brindley and Seamus Casey share their thoughts on the eve of Wolverines’ game day.

— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) March 24, 2023

Adam Fantilli, Michigan’s freshman forward and the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, is a finalist for national player of the year honors. The program makes the case for him here.

With the third-highest points per game in the last 20 years, Adam Fantilli is the best candidate for the Hobey Baker.#Fantilli4Hobey

— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) March 24, 2023

Quote Of The Day

“There are a lot of eyes on me, and I’ve got to keep grinding no matter what, and keep doing the best I can.”

Michigan DT Kenneth Grant

Headlines Of The Day

Clayton Sayfie, The Wolverine: Michigan DT Kenneth Grant reveals weight, discusses role, two areas he’s working on

• Anthony Broome, The Wolverine: Michigan basketball reaches out to Mountain West transfer

• EJ Holland, The Wolverine: Blue Chips: Five-star QB Jadyn Davis locks in decision date; Michigan still team to beat

Clayton Sayfie, Chris Balas and Anthony Broome, The Wolverine: Wolverine TV podcast: Tide turning even more in Michigan-OSU rivalry, NIL updates, hockey

Chris Balas, The Wolverine: NBA is the right move for Jett Howard, Michigan

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