Howard Hoping For Big July

Pe'Shon Howard has a handful of high majors knocking on his door, but he's hoping to pick up more attention from college programs in July.

Pe'Shon Howard has his goal set for the summer.

The 6-foot-1, stocky lead guard is preparing for his last few months of AAU ball, and he's hoping to grab the attention of college coaches.

"It's wide open," he said of his recruitment. "I want to have a big summer and see what other schools get involved. Then sit down at the end of the summer and try to narrow my list down."

Among the schools Howard said are recruiting him are Maryland, Arkansas, Virginia Alabama, Arizona and Stanford.

"After the season I started getting a lot more schools," Howard said. "I get a call almost every day now."

Of the schools in the mix, Maryland and Stanford stick out to the Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill standout. Maryland has showed interest for quite some time, while Stanford's situation is appealing to him.

"With Stanford I haven't talked with their coaches a lot, but they call coach a lot and keep in touch with him that way," Howard said. "Their reputation basketball wise and academic wise has them up there. With Maryland they've probably recruited me the longest."

Howard took an unofficial visit to Maryland back in November. Recently he stopped by Virginia's campus. His next possible visit is to Arizona for their elite camp.

This past weekend Howard spent time in Long Beach (Calif.) participating in the Pangos All-American Camp where he made the Top 25 all-star game.

"I think I'm playing good," Howard said. "I'm just trying to win, get people involved and play well. I'm just trying to have a good summer."

"I think I do whatever I need to do to win," he continued. "I don't really lose. Every game I can switch it up and go rebound and get some steals and get points when I need them. I feel like I can a lot of different things."

At Pangos, he showed off his full game. Howard even sported a more consistent jump shot. Since going 40-1 at Oak Hill this past season, he's been in the gym working to become a better shooter.

"I've definitely been working on it," he said. "After the season I was in the gym a lot. That was a big emphasis with Juwan [Staten] coming because I'll play the two more. So he wants Doron [Lamb] and I to score a lot more next year."

Howard will finish up the summer playing with Team Odom.


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