New Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens isn’t so busy with his new job that he had to break a commitment to appear in Connersville’s bicentennial parade. Stevens appeared in the parade Saturday, fulfilling a promise to made to former Butler star and Connersville native Matt Howard.
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Steve Kyler: Former Butler big man Matt Howard will be with the Memphis Grizzlies for Summer League.
Matt Howard will play the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas with the Phoenix Suns. Howard has spent his rookie season in Europe with Olympiacos and EnBW Ludwigsburg with whom he has scored 12.1ppg, grabbing 5.8rpg and dishing 2.2apg in 13 games in Bundesliga
As reported by the most important Greek website, Matt Howard is targeted by Olympiacos. The American power forward spent his college career with Butler Bulldogs averaging 16.4ppg and 7.7rpg as senior in NCAA. Howard went undrafted in 2011 NBA draft and planned to start his pro career in Europe.
Olympiacos announced the arrival of another rookie, Matt Howard who joins Kalin Lucas signed few days ago. Howard penned a one-year deal with Reds.
Matt Howard isn’t going to be a college basketball All-American; he’s been an academic All-American twice, but not a pure hoops All-American. And if my NBA sources are to be trusted, he has a minimal chance to play at the next level — unless we’re talking about the pro game overseas, where big men are a prized commodity. And yet, on the occasion of one of the Butler forward’s best collegiate games — 29 points and 16 rebounds in an 81-75 must-have victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay — this much ought to be said: Howard, the Connersville, Ind., native, represents everything that is good about Butler basketball, everything that is still good about college basketball.