Markus Howard wants to shine in Europe to return to the NBA
After two seasons in Denver, where he failed to win (3.4 points in 5.6 minutes on average, over 68 games), Markus Howard joined Baskonia, Spain, this summer. An exile he hopes will be temporary.
“The NBA is my dream and my ultimate goal is to return to the NBA”he thus declared to Mozzart Sport, relayed by Eurohoops. « And it’s possible if I fully engage with Baskonia, which has shown me that this is a great club that wants to fight for titles. »
Indeed, if he shines in the Euroleague and in the Spanish championship with his new club, Markus Howard will certainly be on the radar of NBA franchises during the next offseason.
This is the strategy he chose, preferring this option to the “two-way contracts” offered to him.
“During the summer Baskonia contacted me and after that I focused on coming to Spain. Other clubs were not considered. I spoke to several people and very quickly came to the conclusion that Spain and a team like Baskonia would be ideal for my progress. »
At 23, and while he averages 18.3 points in five Euroleague games so far, Markus Howard intends to make this passage in the Basque Country a springboard.
« I had a long chat with one of the best players to have played in Europe – Facundo Campazzo »he also explained about his former teammate in Colorado. « He’s an indicator of how successful someone can play in Europe. I spoke to several players who played in Spain and in the Euroleague. I look up to guys like Mike James and Lorenzo Brown”.