Jett Howard announces transfer to IMG

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Davie University School 4-star shooting guard Jett Howard announced Sunday that he is transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton.

The 6-foot-7 rising junior, the son of former Miami Heat player and current University of Michigan coach Juwan Howard, averaged 15.6 points and 3.7 assists as a sophomore for U-School coach Ron Oliver.

Howard is the second talented guard to transfer to IMG this offseason. He joins Kansas City Piper Division-I prospect Tamar Bates (2021).

“I wanted to play with great talent and against [top talent],” Howard said via DM on Sunday.

He penned on his Twitter page: “Myself along with the guidance of my family have decided that I will continue my academic and athletic career at IMG Academy. I would like to thank NSU University School my teammates/brothers, teachers and friends for an incredible 2 years. I am a better person and athlete because of your investment in me and I am forever grateful. #Shark4life.”

USA Basketball selected Howard to participate in its Junior National Team minicamp last summer. Howard was a freshman on the 2018-19 University School squad that won the FHSAA Class 5A state championship.

Howard is the second high-profile transfer from University School in two years. Last year, Florida State signee Scottie Barnes transferred from U-School to Montverde Academy for his senior year after helping the Sharks to back-to-back state championships.

Howard competes with Nightrydas Elite on the Nike EYBL travel circuit. He has early scholarship offers from Florida, Michigan and Vanderbilt.

Older brother 2020 Jace Howard signed with Michigan this spring.

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