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Syracuse: Senior point guard Frank Howard out indefinitely, violation of athletic department policy

According to a statement from Syracuse Basketball, starting senior guard Frank Howard — due to a violation of athletic department policy — will be out for an indefinite period of time. He won’t play in tomorrow’s NCAA Tournament opener against Baylor.

The big 6-foot-5 point guard has played in 131 career games at Syracuse; this season, he’s started 28 of 29 games and averages 8.9 points per game.

 

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Howard isn’t a wildly efficient offensive player (96.2 offensive rating); however, he’s one of their few sources of range shooting (33.8 3P%). Atop the 2-3 zone, he gives Syracuse some length, too. For his career, he’s averaged 2.2 steals per 40 minutes.

While in Charlotte at the ACC Tournament, Howard played well: 23 points per game (50 3P%). He also became the center of attention during the loss to Duke when it appeared as it he tried to trip Zion Williamson.

 

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