A potential lottery pick from the Michigan Wolverines will soon make the jump to the NBA.

Jett Howard, the son of Michigan head coach Juwan Howard, will enter the 2023 NBA Draft according to ESPN NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony. Givony reported the news on Thursday evening.

“NEWS: Michigan’s Jett Howard, a potential lottery pick, will declare for the 2023 NBA Draft, he told ESPN. Howard is out for the next month rehabbing ankle injuries he suffered in both feet during Big Ten play,” Givony tweeted.

Per ESPN’s own NBA Draft rankings, Jett Howard is the 16th-ranked prospect in 2023. He’s missed time this year due to ankle injuries, but the 6’8″ Howard still figures to be a potential lottery pick.

Givony put Howard over as a versatile and dynamic player in the article on ESPN.

Standing 6-foot-8 with a versatile skill-set as a dynamic shot-maker who has the ability to create offense for himself and others out of dribble handoffs or pick and roll, the 19-year-old Howard fits a prototype for what NBA scouts are looking for as a big guard who can play multiple positions and score from all over the floor.

According to Givony, “Howard is expected to make a full recovery in time to conduct workouts with NBA teams picking in the lottery.”

Since 2000, Michigan has produced four NBA lottery picks in the Draft. Jamal Crawford (2000), Trey Burke (2013), Nik Stauskas (2014), and Franz Wagner (2021) represent that quartet. Jett Howard would become the fifth Michigan player selected in the lottery, should that occur.

[Jonathan Givony]

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