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  • December 23, 2016: Congratulations to Jarred Vanderbilt (2017, Victory Prep) on committing to the University of Kentucky today! // Kentucky Sports Article
  • November 18, 2016: Congratulations to Billy Preston (2017, Oak Hill Academy) on committing to Kansas today! // Bleacher Report Video
  • November 16, 2016: Congrats to Jay Jay Chandler (2017, G, Cinco Ranch HS) on his decision to play at Texas A&M // TexasAgs Article
  • August 8, 2016: Congrats to Isiah Jasey (2017, Sunrise Christian HS) on his decision to play at Texas A&M // KAGS Article
  • July 25, 2016: At Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic, the Houston Hoops were without Jarred Vanderbilt (injury), Billy Preston, and Matthew Mayer (injury) and enlisted the help of Jordyn Adams (2019, Silsbee) from the 15U team as well as Da‚ÄôVantre Vitor (2017, Washington-Marion) from Louisiana, and Nygal Russell (2017, Seven Lakes). The team went 2-1 in pool play, with wins over Team Skywalker from France (68-40) and Team Melo (80-70) and a loss to California Stars Elite (69-82). They advanced to the Platinum Elite bracket where they defeated Franchize All-Stars and MeanStreets before losing to the tournament champions Seattle Rotary in the quarter finals.
  • July 11, 2016: The Houston Hoops received an at-large bid to partiicpate in the Nike Peach Jam in Augusta July 6-10. With Jarred Vanderbilt out with a foot injury, and Billy Preston sustaining a hand injury in the first game, the Hoops struggled and went 1-4 in pool play. Results: Loss v Team CP3 84-54 (box score), loss v Team Final 66-72 (box score), loss v The Rens 51-77 (box score), win v E1T1 83-70 (box score), and loss to BABC 45-68 (box score). Matthew Mayer (2018, Austin Westlake) stepped up and received attention from Evan Daniels/ // Article & Video
  • June 30, 2016: Congratulations to RJ Nembhard on his commitment to play for Texas Christian University! // Article
  • May 30, 2016: The EYBL Session 4 weekend started out with torrential weather in Houston that caused numerous flight delays and eventually a flight cancellation. After finding the only tickets to Atlanta that would get them there in time for Game 1, Coach Tim Schumacher & the 5 Houston-based players jumped into a van and drove to Killeen to catch a 6 am flight. After their 20-hour travel ordeal, the Hoops managed a win (80-68) over ProSkills (box score) but lost that evening to Boo Williams 67-87 (box score). Day two they defeated Team Griffin 72-52 (box score), and lost in a closely matched game to the #1 team in their division Howard Pulley 64-57 (box score). They finished up the session today with a 77-71 win over WACG (box score). Note that stats may be a little bit off, as the uniforms were lost at the airport until Game 4. Thanks for the assist from the 15U team who lent us one set of uniforms in the meantime! The team finished the season with an overall 7-9 record and is hoping for an at large bid to the Peach Jam.
  • May 15, 2016: The Houston Hoops went 2-2 at the EYBL Session 3 in Hampton, VA this weekend, with a win v Cal Supreme 80-65 (box score), a pair of losses on Saturday to Mac Irvin Fire 66-76 (box score) and Albany City Rocks 56-68 (box score), and a win on Sunday v Team Takeover 75-63 (box score). Peach Jam hopes are still alive and depend on a great performance in Atlanta over the Memorial Day weekend!
  • April 24, 2016: The Hoops went 1-3 this weekend at EYBL Session 2 in Indianapolis, losing to Nike South Beach (box score), E1T1 (box score), King James (box score), and winning against MeanStreets (box score).
  • April 17, 2016: After watching De'Aaron Fox earn co-MVP honors in the Jordan Brand Classic on Friday night at the Barclay's Center, the Houston Hoops went 1-2 at the first session of the Nike EYBL in Brooklyn, NY this weekend. The won their first game 67-60 against Seattle Rotary (box score), and lost to Southern Stampede 62-66 (box score) and CIA Bounce 62-71 (box score). We will look to improve next weekend at session 2 in Westfield, Indiana.
  • April 1, 2016: Congratulations to De'Aaron Fox on winning the Guy V Lewis Greater Houston Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year award last night // Article
  • March 31, 2016: Congratulations to Matt Strange on being named to the TAPPS 1st Team All-District (3-5A) and All-State Team Honorable Mention!
  • March 22, 2016: The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches announced the 2015-2016 All-State teams. Congratulations to current and former Houston Hoops who received this honor: Cedrick Alley (6A-Klein Forest), Jay Jay Chandler (6A-Cinco Ranch), Carsen Edwards (6A-Atascocita), De'Aaron Fox (6A-Cypress Lakes), Royce Hamm (6A-Aldine Davis), and AJ Lawson (5A-Bryan).
  • March 21, 2016: Congrats to Jae LeDee on his recently announced All-SPC and All-South Zone Awards!!
  • March 11, 2016: Congrats to the current and former Houston Hoops on their All-District honors: 5-6A MVP & All-District First Team RJ Nembhard (Keller), 14-6A All-District First Team Matthew Mayer (Austin Westlake), 15-6A MVP Cedrick Alley (Klein Forest), 17-6A MVP De'Aaron Fox (Cy Lakes), 18-6A MVP Royce Hamm (Aldine Davis), 19-6A MVP: Jay Jay Chandler (Cinco Ranch), 24-6A Offensive Player of the Year David Azore (Clear Brook), and 18-5A MVP & All-District First Team AJ Lawson (Bryan)



  • 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.


2016 Roster

Head Coach: Tim Schumacher

Asst Coaches: Daryl Duncan, Christian Begg

Player School
Alley, Jr., Cedrick Klein Forest
Chandler, Jay Jay Cinco Ranch
Dockery, John Victory Prep
Jasey, Isiah Sunrise Christian
Mayer, Matthew Austin Westlake
Nembhard, RJ Keller
Preston, Billy Oak Hill
Strange, Matthew St Pius X
Vanderbilt, Jarred Victory Prep
2016 Schedule


Event (* = NCAA LIve Period) Date

RCS Sports Spring Ice Breaker

Houston, TX

Mar 18-20

Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Easter Showdown

Las Vegas, NV

Mar 25-26

Nike EYBL Session 1*

Brooklyn, NY

Apr 15-17

Nike EYBL Session 2*

Indianapolis, IN

Apr 22-24

Nike EYBL Session 3*

Norfolk, VA

May 13-15

Nike EYBL Session 4

Atlanta, GA

May 27-30

Nike Peach Jam*

North Augusta, SC

Jul 6-10

Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic*

Las Vegas, NV

Jul 20-24













Tobi Oyedeji