Franklin Howard

#70 player class of 2015

6’6 190 pound PG

Paul VI HS (VA)/ Team Takeover (AAU)

Syracuse University Commit


Q1. Engelhardt: How’s the injury?  When do you expect to be back on the court?

A1. Howard: The leg feels great, I’m back to playing now. I expect to play in the EYBL at Boo Williams in a few weeks.


Q2. Engelhardt: What do you consider to be the strengths of your game?

A2. Howard: Playmaking, Passing, Scoring, and Versatility.


Q3. Engelhardt: Before playing on the next level, what part of your game do you need to work on the most?

A3.  Howard: I definitely need to continue working on getting strong and my ball handling


Q4. Engelhardt: What current/former College or NBA player do you model your game after?

A4. Howard: Penny Hardaway, we are both very versatile, athletic guards who can score and pass the basketball.


Q5. Engelhardt: What were some of the main reasons you committed to Syracuse University?

A5. Howard: Winning tradition, guard development, great teammates and relationship with the coaching staff.


Q6. Engelhardt: What type of drills do you find most beneficial to your game?

A6. Howard: Right now a lot of conditioning drills to continue getting back into shape, shooting on the gun and ball handling rhythm drills.


Q7. Engelhardt: It is well known that you have a pretty good relationship with Syracuse commits Malachi Richardson and Tyler Lydon; but do you have any relationship with the four remaining potential Syracuse recruits- Moustapha Diange, Thomas Bryant, Derrick Jones and Jessie Govan?

A7. Howard: No not yet, but I know all of those guys and they know me.


Q8. Engelhardt: What are your goals for your senior season?

A8. Howard: Continue to get better, be the #1 team in the country and get ready for Syracuse.


Engelhardt: Awesome, that’s about it, thanks for the interview, but is there anything you’d like to say to #CuseNation?

Howard: Just make sure they’re ready to be on top in 2015.