Matt Howard- Draft Prospect Profile
Height: 6-8 Weight: 230lbs
Hometown: Connersville, IN
2009-10: Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year and first team All-League...set 76 Classic records for free throws made and attempted with 15 of 18 effort against Minnesota in the opening round...named to the Academic All-District V team for the second straight year...chosen first team on the 2009-10 All-Horizon League Team for the second consecutive year, after being selected second team All-League as a freshman...named first team on the 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Team...selected as the Most Valuable Player of the 2010 Speedway Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship...named Horizon League All-Tournament for the third straight year...chosen second team NABC All-District 12...Butler career record-holder for free throws made...received the NCAA Elite 88 Award at the Final Four...named I-AAA Athletic Director’s Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year...starter in all 38 games and in 74 consecutive Butler contests...team’s second-leading rebounder and third-leading scorer...had 10 points and four rebounds in 23 minutes against Davidson in Butler’s season-opener...posted nine points and six rebounds in Butler’s win at Northwestern...recorded his eighth career double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds at Evansville...hit a career-high 15 of 18 free throws and scored 23 points in just 22 minutes against Minnesota at the 76 Classic...had six points in 16 minutes before fouling out against UCLA in the second round of the 76 Classic...posted 12 points against Clemson at the 76 Classic...scored 16 points and shared the team rebounding lead with five in Butler’s league-opener against Valparaiso...posted 13 points and six rebounds against Ohio State...had 12 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots in Butler’s victory over Xavier...posted eight points, five rebounds and three blocked shots in Butler’s victory at home over Milwaukee...scored 10 points at Wright State...had 10 points in a career-high 43 minutes in Butler’s overtime victory at Detroit...grabbed a team-high eight rebounds in Butler’s home win over Cleveland State...hit 10 of 14 free throws and scored 22 points in 25 minutes in Butler’s home victory over Youngstown State...led the Bulldogs with six rebounds in Butler’s win at Loyola...hit eight of 10 shots and scored 18 points in just 20 minutes to lead Butler at Green Bay...had 11 points and six rebounds in 23 minutes, before fouling out in Butler’s win at Milwaukee...scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in Butler’s home win over Detroit...had 12 points and five rebounds in 16 minutes in Butler’s home win over Wright State...hit 12 of 14 free throws and led Butler at home against Loyola with 20 points...had 11 points at Youngstown State...had second double-double of the season with game-highs 21 points and 13 rebounds at Cleveland State...hit 11 of 11 free throws and led the Bulldogs with 17 points at home against UIC...scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds, despite battling the flu, to help lead Butler at Valparaiso...led all scorers with 18 points in Butler’s Horizon League Tournament semifinals win over Milwaukee...had team-highs of 14 points and nine rebounds against Wright State in the championship game of the Horizon League Tournament...tallied 11 points in Butler’s first round NCAA Tournament win over UTEP...had nine points and a team-high seven rebounds against Syracuse...scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds in 19 minutes against Duke in the NCAA national championship game.
2008-09: Named preseason first team All-Horizon League...Chosen first team preseason Mid-Major All-American by Collegeinsider.com and Collegehoops.net...Named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week Dec. 1, Dec. 29. and Jan. 12...Chosen Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for January...Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V team...Picked second team by ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American...Midseason top 30 for John R. Wooden Award...Named Horizon League Player of the Year and selected first team All-Horizon League...Named to the All-Horizon League Defensive Team...Named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team...Selected to the NABC All-District 12 first team... Named first team Mid-Major All-American by Foxsports.com...Led the Bulldogs in scoring(475), field goal shooting(.551), rebounding(216) and blocked shots(48)...Also, Led the Horizon League in blocked shots...Starter in all 32 games for the Bulldogs...Posted 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots in Butler’s season opener against Drake...Led the team with 15 points, six rebounds and three assists against Ball State...Recorded a career-high five assists against IU-South Bend...Scored a game high 17 points and matched career-highs for steals(3)and minutes (38)...Posted 11 points, including his first career three-point field goal, and blocked four shots against Evansville...Scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Youngstown State...Had 11 points and 10 rebounds against Ohio State in his first double-double of the season...Led the Bulldogs with 14 points and eight rebounds against Florida Gulf Coast...Posted another double-double with team-highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds against #14 Xavier...Topped all scored with 14 points against Wright State at home...Recorded a third double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds against Loyola...Had a game-high 11 rebounds and a career-high three steals in 26 minutes against Valparaiso...Was perfect from the field(6-6) and from the free throw line(7-7) and led the team with 19 points and eight rebounds vs. UIC at home...Hit 11 of 13 shots and scored a career-high 30 points, while grabbing 9 rebounds at home against Loyola...Scored 12 points in 20 minutes of play in the bracket buster game against Davidson...Recorded seventh career double-double with game-highs of 25 points and 10 rebounds against Youngstown State at home...Made a career-high 14 free throws and led all scorers with 24 points in Butlers Horizon League Tournament semifinal victory over Wright State...Scored 14 points in the Horizon League Tournament championship game against Cleveland State...Led the Bulldogs with 22 points and eight rebounds against LSU in the NCAA Tournament first round...Finished the season averaging 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.