Tyler Howard

Senior Sendoff: Tyler Howard

Today, it is time for Tyler Howard to do a little reflecting on the last four years…

Tyler Howard, No. 11, Guard


What has been the best part about being a member of the Maroons?

Making lifelong friendships with such an amazing group of guys, and being able to travel the country (and world) with them. We had some unbelievable experiences together, that I will remember for the rest of my life.

What about of being a UChicago student?

The most rewarding aspect about being a student at UChicago is the exposure to so many brilliant people from around the world, and listening to their unique perspectives and beliefs. The discussions with my peers and faculty members have been instrumental to my growth as a person over the last four years.

Of all the time you’ve spent playing over the last four years, what is your favorite on-court memory?

My favorite on-court memory is actually a game I didn’t play in, when sophomore Noah Karras broke the school record and made 11 three’s against Case at home! It was amazing to see him step up and put the team on his back. Every time he shot a three, the entire gym thought it was going in, and it was awesome celebrating with the guys on the bench after each one.

And how about when it comes to off-the-court, with teammates?

I would say the entire Australia/New Zealand trip was the best two weeks of my life. My favorite memories from that trip always started when the song ‘Energy’ by Drake came on… it always put us in the right mindset to keep our energy up throughout the trip, even if we were exhausted!

Is there a certain matchup you’ve always looked forward to?

When I was a freshman, I loved being on WashU’s scout team because their offense was a blast and I always had the green light to shoot! Throughout my career, my favorite in-practice matchup has been with my arch-nemesis: Alex Goose Gustafson. We always matched up when we played one-on-one, and during shooting drills we kept track of our made shots to make it a competition. Even with one leg, Goose always gave me a run for my money! I also can’t forget to mention the rivalry I had my senior year with freshman Cole Schmitz. Cole was much more skilled and physically gifted than I was, so whenever we matched up, I used my veteran instinct and mental edge to gain the advantage… I’m excited to see if he uses any of the moves I taught him next season!

What is the best piece of advice you’ve gotten, during your time as a Maroon?

There are so many incredible words of wisdom passed down from alums over the years, but I think the one that will stick with me the most is something my good friend Adam Butterfield once told me: “call everyone’s bluff.”

What words of wisdom do you have for the teammates you’re leaving behind?

Enjoy every moment with your teammates!

What will you miss most about UChicago, as a whole?

I’ll miss seeing my teammates and friends everyday, and having the freedom to decide what I do with my schedule.

Looking back, is there anything you’d do differently here?

I wouldn’t change a thing!

Any last words?

I can’t thank my parents and family enough for all their support throughout my basketball career, and my time as student. Without them, there is no way I would be where I am today.


The 2016-17 Senior Class: Tyler Howard

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.

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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!

Offseason Opportunities: Tyler Howard

Tyler Howard, Investment Banking Summer Analyst with Stout Risius Ross

Howard, now a senior, is doing some investment banking this summer.

“This summer, I’m working as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst for Stout Risius Ross (SRR). Last summer I applied and got accepted into a three-day finance program at SRR. I was then offered an internship for summer 2016.”

So why did Howard want to get into investment banking in specific?

“I chose to get into investment banking because I wanted to try something new and challenging.”

And what is he most excited about, regarding this opportunity?

“During my time at SRR this summer, I look most forward to learning more about a wide range of different industries, as well as getting a hands on experience with several projects.”