Markus Howard attempted 344 3-pointers from the top of the key in a Marquette uniform. He took 544 from the wings - 316 on the left, 228 on the right. He only tried 133 3s from the corners, but that's where he was deadliest, making 54.9% of his attempts.

As a senior, Howard averaged 33.2 minutes per game. When he was on the court, he attempted 40.3% of the Golden Eagles' shots, according to

No major-conference player in the last 15 seasons has taken a greater share of his team's shot attempts.

The numbers tell us one of the most indispensable players in college basketball is off to the pros. But fans who wait until this time of year to tune in hardly knew him.

Though Howard scored 2,761 career points, knocked down 434 career 3-pointers, and scored 30-plus points 32 times, he rarely got the chance to shine in March. Marquette went 0-2 in the NCAA Tournament in Howard's four seasons, losing by 20 to a Final Four-bound South Carolina team in 2017 and by 19 to Murray State a year ago.