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Sounds like Howard may have more interest in playing over in Europe than in the NBA. I think he would be a better fit over there and have a much better career and probably make more money. I would like to see him take a shot at the NBA but I couldn't blame him for passing up the opportunity to go overseas.The Heat had extended an offer to Matt Howard, the undrafted forward who had fueled much of Butler's success in the NCAA Tournament the past two years, but he bypassed the bid.
Matt Howard Named 2010-11 Cecil N. Coleman Award Winner
INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler men’s basketball standout Matt Howard (Connersville, Ind./Connersville) and women’s basketball star Kayla Tetschlag (Sheboygan, Wis./North) of Green Bay have been named the recipients of the Horizon League’s 2010-11 Cecil N. Coleman Medal of Honor. Howard was the unanimous choice on the men’s ballot, while Tetschlag appeared on every women’s ballot cast.
The Horizon League’s highest individual honor, the Coleman Award is presented annually to the League’s top male and female student-athletes who best exemplify the dignity and high purpose of the League and its membership. The individuals demonstrate outstanding achievement in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities. Candidates must be seniors who have exhausted their eligibility and were participants on the varsity level in a League-sponsored sport. In addition, nominees must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, or its equivalent.
“There are no two better models of all the Horizon League seeks to represent in terms of ideals and values than Kayla and Matt,” said Commissioner Jon LeCrone. “They are not just outstanding student-athletes, but extraordinary young people who are destined to have great success wherever life leads them.”
Howard becomes the 12th Bulldog all-time to collect the Coleman Award and the seventh on the men’s side. Howard joins Jody Littrell (1990), Chris Miskel (1996), Jon Neuhouser (1998), Brandon Miller (2003) and A.J. Graves (2008) as Butler men’s basketball players to capture the honor.
Looks like Howard had 14 points in his debut for his new team in Germany
As I reported on the other board:
Howard started and scored 9 points on 2/3 shooting and 5/6 from the free throw line in addition to collecting 8 boards in 25 minutes of play. They lost 64-71 to FC Bayern Munich and are currently 7-19 in the league (second to last).
Matt joined the team late in the season though and should do wonders for turning their season around (hence why he is already starting).
Great to hear. I was overseas his Freshman year and in ACC country his Sophmore year, so I only got to see a handful of games. That said, I was able to follow the 09/10 and 10/11 seasons and I regret not being able to watch his first two years. He epitomizes what a scholar athlete should be and he deserves every bit of success that comes his way.Originally Posted by bd5
Howard finished the year averaging 12 pts and 6 reb per game(about 25 min) with his new team in Germany.
I honestly think that Howard could play in the NBA. he plays hard is a good shooter. I hope some time will take a chance on him
There was an article in the Connersville paper a couple weeks ago, and it said that Matt planned to try out for a couple teams this summer, including the Suns. He mentioned that he didn't want to play in the D-League because it was too much one-one basketball and that wasn't his game. I'll try to find the article and paste it on here.
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