Markus Howard isn’t quite done representing the USA this summer in basketball.
After winning a gold medal last month, playing in the FIBA Americas U16 Championships in Argentina, the 5-foot-11 point guard is in Chicago this week playing on the USA West team in the Nike Global Challenge.
That tournament runs Thursday through Saturday at a high school.
USA is divided into four regions.
Other teams playing are from Canada, China, Pan African and the Dominican Republic.
Howard, who made All-Arizona his first two years at Gilbert Perry, will be playing his final two high school seasons at national power Findlay Prep in the Las Vegas area.
Howard is up to 15 scholarship offers, most of those coming after he began working out this summer in Colorado Springs, Colo., with the U16 USA team. His latest offer came July 8 from Wichita State.
He also has offers from Arizona State, Arizona, Indiana, Memphis, USC, Northern Arizona, UNLV, Central Arkansas (his brother Jordan plays there), Baylor, Nebraska, Utah, San Diego State, Texas Tech and Marquette.
Howard will finish July with the Las Vegas Prospects, playing in the Las Vegas Classic Big Foot, July 22-26.
His parents, Noemi and Chuck, will take him on unofficial visits in August to Marquette on the 1st, to Indiana on the 2nd, and to Baylor on the 6th.