Michigan’s Jett Howard is yet another one of the draft’s top shooters, as he shot 38% on catch-and-shoot looks in his freshman season including some from deep range or with a hand in his face. And even more impressively, he was just as efficient on pull-up shots from three and in the midrange.
Being that Howard stands at roughly 6’8”, his shooting in and of itself makes him a valuable asset for most teams. But what could make him a potentially lottery-worthy prospect is the flashes of high-level playmaking that accompany his shooting. A 6’8” forward that’s willing to put the ball on the floor like a guard and make a play for himself and his teammates is a player that can fit into several different lineups.
Unfortunately, Howard’s lack of athleticism handicaps his creation upside quite a bit, and considering there are other shooters available with a deeper bag of offensive tricks and/or more defensive upside, Howard slides a bit here. But if Howard finds himself on a team where he’s surrounded by defensive playmakers and can afford to stick to his strengths, he can still provide plenty of value.