#1 Franklin Howard
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6'4" 170 lbs Guard
HS: Paul VI Suitland, MD
Born: 4/1997
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2015-16 Fr G 32 0 335 18 63
28.6%
14 28
50.0%
2 19
10.5%
56 43 - - 39 1 28 17 4 52 1.6 1.8 1.3
2016-17 So G 33 14 533 49 139 35.3% 33 53
62.3%
18 57
31.6%
120 55 37 18 56 0 57 38 5 149 4.5 3.6 1.7
Career    
65
14
868
67
202
33.2%
47
81
58.1%
20
76
26.3%
176
98
+37
+18
95
1
85
55
9
201
3.1
2.7
1.5

Frank Howard is a point guard for Syracuse University basketball. Howard was a terrific passer.

Franklin Howard Syracuse BasketballHoward did not get a lot of minutes early in his freshman season, but as the year moved on his game developed and he earned more playing time. He showed he was an outstanding passer with a good ability to drive the lane, and coach Jim Boeheim started using him as a substitute at the point guard position allowing Michael Gbinije the opportunity to spend some time at the small forward position. Howard's defense also improved over the course of the season. He did struggle shooting, particularly from the perimeter, and he was instructed by Boeheim to stop shooting. He had strong games against Wake Forest and Louisville during the ACC season, and played significant time in the NCAA tournament game against Gonzaga, scoring 5 points and 3 assists in seventeen minutes.

Howard was projected to be the starting point guard his sophomore year. Graduate transfer John Gillon joined the team during the summer, and Boeheim chose to have the two split time at the point. Howard started the season strong showing a better shooting touch than he had displayed his freshman year. He would have four games with ten or more assists, including a season high 13 against North Florida. However, as the season progressed Howard's shooting declined and his confidence on the court seemed to lessen. Both Howard and Gillon were struggling, and the team struggled as well. After Syracuse had an embarrassing loss to Boston College, Boeheim decided to stop splitting the point guard time, and gave Gillon the starting point guard position. Howard's playing time would diminish greatly for most of the rest of the season.

After the season ended it was announced that Howard had suffered a lower torso injury early in the ACC season. This hampered his play in the latter half of the season, and required off season surgery [1].

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[1] Syracuse.com, Mike Waters, June 28, 2017