Goldang is that this man good.
Friday night time, Marquette guard Markus Howard placed on the efficiency of the 12 months in faculty basketball, scoring 40 factors within the second half (45 general) in a 103-85 win over No. 14 Buffalo.
It was the second time he’s scored 45 this season, the third time he’s had not less than 37, and for my cash he’s faculty basketball’s participant of the 12 months till additional discover.
Howard, a junior, is what somebody would possibly name “a cold-blooded murderer.” He can “actually fill it up.”
He’s simply 5-foot-11, however he has a lovely, technically flawless bounce shot, capturing 40 p.c from Three-point vary and 91 p.c on the foul line whereas scoring 25 factors per sport and operating the purpose at an knowledgeable stage and averaging four.5 assists and four.Three rebounds.
He’s one among simply six gamers averaging 25 or extra. The one different major-conference participant scoring that a lot is Purdue’s Carsen Edwards, who additionally has an important case because the participant of the 12 months heading into convention play.
Marquette is 10-2 and ranked 20th. The losses had been at Indiana and to No. 1 Kansas, so there’s no disgrace on the resume, though Howard had one among his worst nights of the 12 months towards the Jayhawks, going 6-for-23 with 18 factors.
If there’s a flaw in Howard’s resume, it’s that he has his share of Iversonian capturing nights. There’s the 6-for-23 towards Kansas, however there’s additionally a 7-for-29 towards Wisconsin, a 6-for-17 towards UTEP, 6-for-16 towards Charleston Southern. He’s capturing 43 p.c from the sphere, the bottom variety of his profession, whereas capturing 17 occasions (9 of them 3s) per sport.
The scenario is one thing lower than ultimate, then, however it’s working for Marquette. The Golden Eagles have two different gamers averaging double figures, and as a workforce they’re capturing 46 p.c from the sphere and 39 p.c from the Three-point line and scoring 80 factors per sport. They play fairly good protection, rating within the prime 50 in subject objective share allowed.
None of that’s nice, and none of that’s dangerous.
The Golden Eagles go as Howard goes. No person within the nation carries extra weight for his workforce, and in the event you want 35 in an NCAA Match sport, there’s no one you’d fairly have.