May 11, 2006

Howard close to narrowing things down

The month of April was the coming out party for Matt Howard. The 6-foot-7 power forward from Connersville, Indiana put on stellar performances in Arkansas and Pittsburgh. Because of those impressive showings, Howard's stock has risen as much as any player in the nation. That is evidenced by the fact that Howard now ranks in the top 100 of the rankings.

"It's been a little crazy, a lot more calls and stuff. I'm getting real close to narrowing it down, so it should be a little easier. It should make things slow down a little bit. I'll probably narrow it down to six or seven at this point. I want to commit by the end of the summer. July or maybe August, something like that." Howard said about how things have picked up since his impressive April showing.

Because of the strong April performance, Howard is hearing from several new schools. "I've got West Virginia, Wright State called, Iowa a little bit, but they've been there for sometime now. Pretty much it's been the same schools."

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