As the University of Chicago Maroons defeated the Washington University in St. Louis Bears on Saturday, February 25, the 2016-17 season officially came to an end.
The Maroons closed out this year with a 16-9 overall record, going 8-6 in the University Athletic Association. The team won eight games at home and seven on the road, some of their best victories including defeats over WashU and No. 4 nationally ranked University of Rochester.
Leading the way this year were seniors Blaine Crawford, Alex Gustafson, Tyler Howard and Waller Perez, each having contributed in their own unique ways.
And today, it is time to look back at Howard’s time with UChicago.
Howard, a 6-foot guard out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has played in 82 games over his career as a Maroon, starting in 73 of them. Having averaged 8.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists a game over his four years here, the senior had a strong 2016-17 performance: Howard averaged 9.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists per matchup this past season.
He also led the team in steals with 26, and posted the fifth-most season assists in school history, with 119.
The guard scored a season-high 18 points versus Carroll University on November 26, while also totaling 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists against Kalamazoo College on December 3.
However, Howard made a name for himself well before his senior year.
During UChicago’s 2014-15 campaign, Howard placed himself third in the history books for steals, with 46. He also came in fourth in assists, with 129.
Overall, Howard finishes No. 2 in total assists with 346, and is tied for the No. 6 spot in total steals, with 97.
He will also finish his career with 698 points and 246 rebounds.
Upon graduating with degrees in Public Policy and Psychology, Howard will be working for Stout Risius Ross as an investment banker.
Congratulations to Tyler Howard, on a remarkable run as a University of Chicago Maroon. And a huge thank you to his family, for all of the support they have provided the program over the years. Here is to a bright future ahead!