Howard Makes Butler's Day

Matt Howard isn't going far from home to play his college basketball. Upwards of 30 people watch him play when he laces them up at Connorsville (Ind.) High and the contingent gets to stay local when it comes time to watch him in college.

According to the Indianapolis Star,, Matt Howard will play for the Butler Bulldogs.

The 6-foot-7 power forward out of Connersville High, selected the program after strongly considering Xavier, Indiana and Miami-OH.

"They had a good situation for me," Howard told the paper. "I felt it was a great fit for them, and they were a great fit for me."

All throughout the process, Howard indicated that attending the biggest school wouldn't necessarily be the best fit for him. In picking Butler over a handful of bigger programs, Howard remained true to his word.

Known for his bruising style of play, he'll be expected to play a major role in for Butler.

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