Senior guard Markus Howard of the Marquette University men's basketball team has been named Associated Press First Team All-American, it was announced Friday morning.
A unanimous First Team All-BIG EAST selection, Howard led the nation in scoring (27.8 points per game) and finished 21st in NCAA history with 2,731 points and seventh in 3-pointers made (434).
2019-20 Season Notes
- Led the nation in scoring with 27.8 points per game
- Became the program's all-time leading scorer by surpassing Jerel McNeal's 1,985 points in the season opener against Loyola Maryland (Nov. 5) with 38 points
- 72nd player in NCAA history with at least 2,500 points and finished 21st all-time with 2,731 points
- Finished tied for seventh in NCAA history with 434 career 3-pointers
- BIG EAST's career scoring leader in league games (1,587) and 1-of-5 players to reach 1,000 pts. in three years
- Averaged BIG EAST record 28.7 points per game in league play. BIG EAST season-long record was 27.8 ppg. by Troy Bell (Boston College, 2002-03)
- All-time leader in league history with 13 career weekly honors
- Ranked in top-five in 10 Marquette career categories including first in free throws made (599) and treys (434)
- Owns 68 career games of 20-or-more points, 33 of 30-or-more, seven of 40-plus and three 50-point games
- Posted 51 points, a personal regulation high mark, against USC (Nov. 29) in the Orlando Invitational
- Also added 40 points in the opening game of the Orlando Invitational against Davidson (Nov. 28)
- Broke the Orlando Invitational three-game scoring record after just two games with 91 points against Davidson and USC
- Only player in last 20 years with multiple 50-point games and owns 3-of-4 in BIG EAST history (Marshon Brooks, Providence vs Notre Dame Feb. 23, 2011).
- Owns three of the five 50-point games by active NCAA players
- Fourth player in major conference history with 40 points on consecutive days, joining Johnny Neumann (Ole Miss), Pete Maravich (LSU) and Bob Pettit (LSU)
- Third major conference player to record a 50-point game in three consecutive seasons. The other two: Wayman Tisdale (Oklahoma, 1982-85) and Pete Maravich (LSU, 1967-70)
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