2020 wing Jace Howard announced his intention to play college basketball at the University of Michigan. The small forward is the son of head coach Juwan Howard so the commitment does not come as much of a surprise. Howard is a 6’7″ wing that can guard multiple positions on the defensive side of the floor using a high basketball IQ and good size when locking down guards on the perimeter. While he is a versatile defensive player, he also has versatility on the offensive side of the floor being able to score on the inside as well as step out and hit a jumper. His outside shooting has not been a major part of his game on the AAU level, but it is something he has shown he can do so he should have the opportunity to get minutes in college.
Howard is ranked #250, while ESPN and Rivals have him unranked in the class of 2020. Playing for the Mac Irvin Fire(IL) in the EYBL he averaged 6.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 16.8 minutes per game. His final list included Brown, and Princeton before choosing to attend Michigan.