Markus Howard was keynote speaker at a recent Fellowship of Christian Athletes event.
"It definitely means a lot being able to give back to a foundation that's given so much to me. It's definitely something I've had a big part in my life since I was little. My dad was a huddle leader, my brothers participated in camps," Howard explains.
"I just try to get across what kind of person I am. What I represent, who I represent, so I just try to get everything out there. Who I am as a basketball player but more importantly who I am as a man of God."
And through good and bad, Markus believes.
"No matter what happens, I know any situation is all in His plan so I trust His plan no matter what. I look forward to each and every day waking up being able to serve him so I'm just really, really fortunate for this opportunity," Howard says.
Although he didn't want to address it directly, that includes the transfer of the Hauser brothers from Marquette.
"Definitely some big changes but I know with the group we have we're excited to get going, get to work. I know we're going to be relying on each other heavily. We have a lot to look forward to, a lot to prove. I'm just looking forward to getting to work with my guys, just really making the most of this summer and getting for next season."
Lance asks, you came back with something to prove, what was that something to prove in your mind?
Markus says "yeah, that we're a force to be reckoned with in college basketball. We represent a lot of the great things that are good about the game of basketball so I want to be sure that us as a team, as a program as a culture that we're representing that each and every game that we play," Howard says.
But he's happy about Steve Wojciechowski getting a contract extension.
"Just really fortunate for it. He's one of the best men in basketball I've been around, one of the best men I've been around so just to be able to experience my career with him in college has been one of the best experiences of my life," Howard exclaims.