John Niyo The Detroit News Published 10:58 PM EDT May 23, 2019 Juwan Howard is playing by different rules now. And Wednesday night, hours after being named Michigan’s head basketball coach, those rules were in effect as he began his new job by walking an unfamiliar tightrope. College basketball is in a “dead period” for recruiting at the moment, a nine-day window where NCAA rules forbid coaches from making in-person contacts or evaluations of high school prospects. There are exceptions, however, and in Howard’s case it involved being a parent. He showed up at the Noel P. Brown Sports Center on the campus of Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to watch his youngest son, Jett, a 15-year-old rising sophomore who is one of the top players in the Class of 2022, on the opening night of USA Basketball’s under-16 national team training camp. Howard wasn’t allowed to do anything more than exchange a greeting with other prospects or their parents Wednesday. And he was only allowed to watch games involving his son, who is trying to make the 12-man roster for this summer’s FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Brazil. But the former Fab Five star’s presence certainly didn’t… Read full this story
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