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Jerrance Howard

Jerrance Howard

Illini guard, coach | Now on Bill Self’s staff | Class of 2004

On days when the weather was nice, the Quad was assistant coach Jerrance Howard’s deal-sealing pit stop anytime a blue-chip high school basketball star was in town for a look around. 

“After the visit was about to be over, I would grab the recruit away from their parents and take them on the golf cart to the Quad for a heart-to-heart. I’d time it up right when classes were letting out so the recruit can see all the students and feel the energy. 

“Nothing but good vibes,” says Howard, who played on Illini teams that went 104-31 with three Big Ten titles and joined former UI coach Bill Self’s staff at Kansas in 2013.

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