Marquette Golden Eagles guard Markus Howard has been named Oscar Robinson National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Howard had another sensational week, as he delivered a 45-point effort in Marquette’s 83-71 victory against Kansas State over the weekend.
He’s now averaging 22.6 points per game this season for the Golden Eagles.
— USBWA (@USBWA) December 4, 2018
Markus Howard has transformed himself into one of the most prolific scorers in college basketball, as he’s posted 15 or more points in seven of Marquette’s eight games this season.
His previous season-high came in a 92-59 win over Bethune-Cookman back in early November, with the 5-11 junior going for 37 points on 10-of-16 shooting in that game.
It’s been clear for several years now that Howard has the ability to take over a game pretty much any time he wants, and his 52-point performance in a road win at Providence last season showed his potential as one of the best scorers in the game.
Obviously, he’s played a huge role in Marquette’s early success this year as the Golden Eagles are off to a 6-2 start. Their two losses have come against quality opponents in Indiana and Kansas, but they’ve made up for those defeats with good victories over Louisville and Kansas State.
Howard and company return to the court on Tuesday night to take on UTEP.
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