By LARRY VAUGHT
Remember Jerrance Howard?
He’s the former Kentucky assistant coach that worked for Billy Gillispie when he was head coach at Kentucky before he suddenly departed for reasons that were never really explained.
However, he’s now on Bill Self’s staff at Kansas and is part of the Final Four this weekend.
“Jerrance has an unbelievable outgoing personality that people are drawn to. He has personality and he enjoys everything about coaching,” Self said Thursday.
“He enjoys being on the floor. He enjoys behind the scenes. He loves the recruiting. He loves developing relationships with people, young and old.
“But I do think in recent memory and certainly he’s worked with great coaches, with Billy and with Bruce (Weber) and obviously with Larry (Brown) and he’s been at KU a while. He’s basically learned how to coach.
“He is a basketball coach that can recruit, as opposed to so many guys sometimes get labeled as a recruiter.
“But we put Jerrance in situations where he’s in charge of many different things and he’s become a terrific scout. And so he’s a young guy, but he’s the complete package.”