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November 11, 2014: 6 of the Houston Hoops signed their National Letters of Intent today! Congrats to all (left to right) - Paul Thomas (UTEP), Christian James (Oklahoma), Nick Garth (Lamar), E'Torrion Wilridge (Georgia), Samir Sehic (Vanderbilt), and Jordan Hunter (New Mexico).



  • October 23, 2014: Make it 8!  Congratulations to Christian James (6'6, 2015, Bellaire HS) on his commitment to the University of Oklahoma!!! (Article) All 8 of the Houston Hoops EYBL team’s Class of 2015 players have committed to play for D1 colleges.
  • October 11, 2014: Make it 7! Congrats to E'Torrion WIlridge (2015, 6'7, Beaumont Central) on his commitment to play at the University of Georgia! // Beaumont Enterprise Article
  • September 24, 2014: Make it 6! Paul Thomas (6'8, 2015, Summer Creek HS) has committed to play at the University of Texas El Paso! Congratulations! // Article
  • September 20, 2014: Two more commitments this week - congrats go out to Samir Sehic on commiting to Vanderbilt & Juwan Williams to Weber State! That makes 5 players so far from the 2014 EYBL team to earn scholarships.
  • August 20, 2014: Congratulations go out to Nick Garth (2015, Cy Lakes) on his commitment to play for Lamar University! // Beaumont Enterprise Article
  • August 6, 2014: Las Vegas Classic highlight videos courtesy of TakeMyTalent: Dorian Chatman // Nick Garth // Jordan Hunter // Christian James // AJ Lawson // Samir Sehic // Paul Thomas // Jarred Vanderbilt // Juwan Williams // E'Torrian Wilridge
  • August 2, 2014: New Peach Jam highlight videos courtesy of of De'Aaron Fox // Jarred Vanderbilt // Christian James.
  • July 30, 2014: Jarred Vanderbilt & Nic Garth were noticed in the Las Vegas Review Journal (article). Jarred Vanderbilt was also mentioned on (article). Christian James was also written up on (article). New Video: Christian James dunk // Nick Garth last-second game winner in Las Vegas
  • July 29, 2014: De'Aaron Fox was named one of the 17 finalists for USA Basketball's 17U team.
  • July 28, 2014: The Houston Hoops ended the season taking 2nd place in the Platinum Elite bracket of Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic. They went 3-0 in pool play, defeating I-CAN All Stars Elite (68-43), Seattle Rotary Select I (73-71) and Fundamental University Black (66-42). In bracket play, they defeated the Los Angeles Rockfish (63-61), Earl Watson Elite Gold (75-52), and the Oakland Soldiers Elite (55-45), before losing to the Mac Irvin Fire by 4 in the championship game in front of a packed house at Spring Valley High School.
  • July 20, 2014: The Houston Hoops made it to the Elite 8 of the Nike EYBL FInals at the Peach Jam in N Augusta, SC this week. They won their first matchup against the Oakland Soldiers 63-57 (box score) and lost the second game of the first day to Team Final 68-73 (box score). In one of the most thrilling comebacks ever, the Hoops rallied from a 10 point deficit, scoring 7 points in the last 9 seconds of the game (including a last second 3 pt shot by Jarred Vanderbilt) to defeat Travelers Basketball 71-69 (video). They lost the next game to Mac Irvin Fire 80-73 (box score), and then defeated Howard Pulley 81-76 (box score) to qualify for the Elite 8.They bowed out after a loss to Team SCAN 61-66 (box score). All in all it was a great showing with some thrilling moments. Proud of our guys! Next stop Las Vegas!
  • July 14, 2014: Nice article from on Dorian Chatman signing with Lamar // article.
  • July 1, 2014: Congratulations go out to Dorian Chatman (2015, Port Arthur Memorial) on his commitment to play at Lamar University! Dorian has worked hard and stayed humble from Day 1. We look forward to watching Dorian represent for the Golden Triangle!
  • June 7, 2014: EYBL Mixtapes courtesy of De'Aaron Fox / Nick Garth / Jordan Hunter / Jarred Vanderbilt
  • May 25, 2014: The Houston Hoops earned a spot in the EYBL FInals at the Peach Jam this weekend with an overall league record of 10-6. They went 3-1 in Minneapolis, defeating Team Penny 73-72 (box score), Southern Stampede 82-77 (box score), and the Oakland Soldiers 72-53 (box score). Their one loss came at the hands of Spiece Indy Heat (box score). The final team standings can be found on the EYBL website.

  • May 18, 2014: Overall EYBL record is now 7-5. The Houston Hoops went 2-2 at this weekend’s EYBL session in Hampton, VA: Lost to All Ohio Red 63-82 (box score) // Won vs Georgia Stars 63-58 (box score) // Won vs WI Playground Elite 61-58 (box score coming soon) // Lost to Nike Team Florida 61-63 (box score coming soon)

  • May 11, 2014: EYBL Session 2 in Dallas. The Houston Hoops overall league record is now 5-3 after going 3-1 this weekend. The team opened up with two wins on Saturday against Nike Team Louisiana 89-69 (box score) and the Arkansas Wings 70-60 (box score). On Sunday, the Hoops lost to Team Takeover 60-71 (box score not yet available), and came back to defeat Alabama Challenge 78-56 (box score).

  • April 27, 2014: At first session of the 2014 Nike Elite Youth Basketball League in Sacramento, the Houston Hoops went 2-2, defeating CPS All Stars 65-51 (Game Recap / Box Score) and California Supreme 66-53 (Game Recap / Box Score), and losing to the Mac Irvin Fire 69-77 (Box Score) and Texas Titans 53-78 (Box Score).

  • March 24, 2014: Congrats go out to the Houston Hoops who received the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches' All-State Award. Class 5A winners include Dorian Chatman, De'Aaron Fox, Samir Sehic, and Leon GIlmore (from the 2013 team). Class 4A winners included Jordan Hunter and E'Torrian Wilridge. See photo below! // TABC 5A Award Winners // TABC 4A Award Winners
  • March 23, 2014: The team won the 17U Gold Championship at the Off Da Hook tournament this weekend (see photo below). They defeated Basketball University Black 16s (59-26) and All Nets (68-22) in pool play. In bracket play, they defeated the Houston Hoops Red and the Houston Hoopstars to take the title.
  • March 16, 2014: The team went 4-0 at RCS Sports Spring Ice Breaker this weekend. They defeated the Houston Superstars, Dallas Showtyme Elite, Urban DFW, and Westside All Stars by double digits. ESPN's Reggie Rankin took note of Jordan Hunter, De'Aaron Fox, Paul Thomas, and Jarred Vanderbilt. // ESPN Article // Article // Article
  • February 26, 2014: The 2013 team's page can be found here.



  • In May of 2010, the Houston Hoops family lost a friend and teammate - Tobi Oyedeji. Tobi played with the Houston Hoops during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, and was looking forward to starting his college playing career with Texas A&M in the Fall of 2010.  Tobi was a loyal teammate with a beautiful smile and a wonderful personality.  He was always a joy to be around.  He will be missed and his spirit will always remain in our hearts.  Click here for a Houston Hoops tribute to Tobi and an image of the memorial patches we wear to honor Tobi's memory.


2014 Roster

Head Coach: Kyle Manary

Asst Coaches: Trey Austin & Christian Begg

Player School
Dorian Chatman PA Memorial
De'Aaron Fox Cy Lakes
Nicholas Garth Cy Lakes
Jordan Hunter Beaumont Ozen
Christian James Bellaire
AJ Lawson Bryan
Samir Sehic Cy Woods
Paul Thomas Summer Creek
Jarred Vanderbilt Victory Prep
Juwan Williams Travis
E'Torrion Wilridge Beaumont Central
2014 Schedule


Event Date

RCS Sports Spring Ice Breaker

Houston, TX

Mar 14-16

Off Da Hook

Houston, TX

Mar 21-23

Bigfoot Hoops Houston Easter Classic

Houston, TX

Apr 18-20

Nike EYBL Session 1

Sacramento, CA

Apr 25-27

Nike EYBL Session 2

Dallas, TX

May 9-11

Nike EYBL Session 3

Hampton, VA

May 16-18

Nike EYBL Session 4

Minneapolis, MN

May 23-26

June Jam

Houston, TX

Jun 13-15

Houston National Summer Showcase

Houston, TX

Jul 5-7


Houston, TX

Jul 11-13

EYBL Finals - Peach Jam

N Augusta, SC

Jul 16-20

Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic

Las Vegas, NV

Jul 23-27




March 23, 2014: 17U Gold Champions, Off Da Hook Tournament


March 2014: 6 Houston Hoops named All-State by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. (Leon Gilmore not pictured)


March 16, 2014: After a 4-0 weekend at the Spring Ice Breaker









Tobi Oyedeji
Tournament List