Markus and Jordan Howard break NCAA record


Andrew Kallen

Freshman guard, Markus Howard going up for a layup. Howard is currently the starting point guard at Marquette


Former Students Markus and Jordan Howard made history on December 20, 2019, by becoming the highest-scoring pair of brother in NCAA basketball history. The record was previously held by two-time NBA most valuable player, Stephen Curry and his brother Seth. Markus Howard leads the NCAA in scoring, and his brother Jordan played four years at Central Arkansas averaging 20.4 points. Both players have taken great strides in their game since their beginnings at Perry.

In 2013, Markus Howard began his first two seasons of his high school career at Perry. In only is freshman year, he led the team in scoring, averaging 51% from the field and 43% from three. And in his second year, his game would drastically improve as he averaged 32.4 ppg. After his sophomore year, Howard transferred in Findlay Prep, a high prestige school located in Nevada. At Findlay Prep, Howard played alongside future NBA players such as PJ Washington of the Charlotte Hornets and Oshae Brissett of the Toronto Raptors. In his junior year, Howard averaged 18.4 ppg and shot an impressive 53% from three. Howard would reclassify in 2016 and choose to sign with Marquette over schools such as Arizona, Gonzaga, and Winsconson.

In his first three years at Marquette, Howard made the All-Big East team twice and even made the All-American team during the 2018-19 season.This season, Howard is averaging over 27 ppg, which make him the highest scorer in NCAA division one basketball. As of right now, Howard is projected to be drafted in the 2nd round of this upcoming NBA draft.

Jordan Howard began playing varsity basketball at Perry during his sophomore year, averaging 12.4 ppg. By his junior year, he was averaging over 25 ppg. After his three years were up, Howard only received one offer from Central Arkansas. In his freshman season, Howard was awarded the Southland Conference Player of the Year. Throughout his college career, Howard averaged 20.4 ppg; shooting 43% from three. After completing four years at Central Arkansas, he entered the 2018 NBA draft. Howard went undrafted, but quickly got picked up by the Golden State Warriors for the 2018 summer league. After the summer league, the Santa Cruz Warriors selected Jordan Howard 10th overall in the 2018 G League draft. Since being drafted, Howard has bounced around the G league; last playing for the Raptors 905 in 2019. As of now, Howard playing overseas in the Korean Basketball League.