Howard led the NCAA in scoring last season and ended his Marquette career with an outstanding 2,761 points for the Big East college.
However, the 21-year-old was not selected with any of the 60 picks in Wednesday’s NBA Draft.
Howard became the first player to score at least 2500 points at a school in one of the six major conferences and go undrafted.
The point guard’s NBA hopes were quickly recovered, though, with the Denver Nuggets reportedly agreeing to a two-way deal.
Howard can now spend up to 45 days with the NBA team before heading to the G League for the rest of the season.
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