KU basketball assistant hand Jerrance Howard will leave the program, mentor Bill Self reported on Tuesday. Howard, who has been on staff with KU for eight seasons, is leaving for an associate occupation at Texas under Chris Beard.
Self remarked on Howard’s move in a games discharge. In it, he wished Howard well.
“I want to thank Jerrance for all of his hard work and dedication to Kansas men’s basketball over the past eight years,” said Self. “I was fortunate to coach him at Illinois and loved the opportunity we had to coach together here at KU. He has been a member of our great staff and instrumental in the development of many players over his eight seasons. I would like to express my appreciation to Jerrance, his wife Jessica, as well as JJ and Jaya. We certainly wish them all the best.”
Howard said he was thankful for the chance to mentor under Self.
“Working for Coach Self and being a part of Kansas basketball has been a true privilege that I will always be grateful for,” said Howard. ” As I look forward to my next career opportunity, I thank God for the amazing players, staff, and community I have been blessed to know during my eight seasons at KU.”
Howard has enlisted various gifted possibilities to Lawrence, incorporating five-star initiates in Cliff Alexander and Quentin Grimes. Past that, Howard helped the program land David McCormack, Jalen Wilson, Dajuan Harris and Marcus Garrett in the latest KU group, in addition to graduate exchange Isaiah Moss on the 2019-20 crew.
Additionally significant, Howard helped the Jayhawks select ongoing gatekeeper submit Bobby Pettiford, just as JUCO move Sydney Curry.
Back in 2020, ESPN put out a rundown of school ball’s best 40 mentors younger than 40. Howard, who presently is 40 (after a year), came in at No. 21.
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“Howard has had a standing as one of the country’s best scouts tracing all the way back to his time at Illinois,” composed ESPN’s Jeff Borzello. “The Peoria local is very much associated in Chicago and the Midwest yet additionally had accomplishment at SMU under Larry Brown. Charge Self, who trained Howard as a player at Illinois, employed him in 2013, and Howard has proceeded with his enlisting ability in Lawrence.”
ESPN’s Myron Medcalf likewise composed he trusted Howard to be among the underestimated mentors on that rundown.
“I think Kansas’ Jerrance Howard is one of the best assistant coaches in the country for one of the premier programs in America, so he’s too low, in my opinion,” Medcalf wrote. “He has found success during stints with both Bruce Weber and Bill Self, and has formed special bonds with the players on the Kansas roster, while evolving into an important voice on the bench and sustaining the talent pipeline as one of the top recruiters in the country.”
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