Want to hear a college basketball parent’s fairy tale? Say hello to Chuck and Noemi Howard of Chandler, Arizona.

But first, take a look at the nation’s top scorers list. No. 5 at 24.8 points per game is Central Arkansas senior Jordan Howard. Their middle son.

No. 12 at 22.8 is Marquette sophomore Markus Howard. Their youngest.


The leading 3-point shooter in the history of the Southland Conference, setting the career record last week on his 22nd birthday? Jordan. The nation’s top 3-point shooter in percentage last year, setting an NCAA freshman record at 54.7? Markus.

The top free throw shooter in the Southland this season, hitting 86.8 percent? Jordan. The top free-throw shooter in college baskeball. hitting all 51 of his attempts? Markus.

Jordan is the 5-11 guard who last Wednesday set a Central Arkansas Division I record with 41 points in a game. Markus is the 5-11 guard who a week earlier set a Marquette record with 52 points in a game.

Numbers like that can have parents wanting to high-five the whole world, right? Let’s ask them.

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