Juwan Howard Jr. to play at Detroit

DETROIT -- Forward Juwan Howard Jr. has transferred to the University of Detroit.

The son of Miami Heat forward and former Michigan star Juwan Howard left Western Michigan's basketball program last month. The 6-foot-6 Howard averaged 9.3 points last season for the Broncos.

Detroit spokesman Mitch Wigness says Howard has enrolled but must sit out a year because of NCAA transfer rules. He will be eligible to play for the school at the start of the 2012-13 season.

"We're excited he's going to be with us," Detroit coach Ray McCallum told the Detroit Free Press Monday evening. "He's going to be a valuable practice player with his experience. He wanted to leave home (and go to Western), and that's the case with a lot of guys. We're doing some good things, and it was a great opportunity for him to come back home."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.