April 4, 2014: Justin Jackson Named Co-MVP at McDonald's All American Game!!!
Houston Hoops alum Justin Jackson was named co-MVP of the 2014 McDonald's All-American Game last night. He was the leading scorer with 23 points on 11-of-14 shooting. Justin also received the Jack Daly Sportsmanship Award at the game. Houston Hoops alum Kelly Oubre, Jr. had 11 pts, and Justise Winslow had 9. So proud of all 3! // Chron.Com Article // Box Score
January 29, 2014: A good day for the Houston Hoops!!! The McDonald's All Americans were announced today, and Houston Hoops Justin Jackson (HCYA), Kelly Oubre (Findlay Prep), and Justise Winslow (St. John's) made the cut.
Justin & Justise will play on the East Team and Kelly will play on the West team at the McDonald's All American Game on April 2 in Chicago. Congratulations and best of luck to all three. // McDonald's All American Games Website
November 21, 2013: Congratulations to Justise Winslow on signing with Duke! He will join former Houston Hoop Rasheed Sulaimon next year at Duke. They will surely be a top contender for a 2015 national championship. // ESPN Article // Scarberry Media Article & Video
October 24, 2013: Congrats to Khadeem Lattin on his verbal commitment to the University of Oklahoma today! He has been part of the Houston Hoops family since the 4th grade! // Scout.com Article
September 23, 2013: Congratulations to Leon Gilmore on his verbal commitment to Creighton today! // Scout.com Article
September 10, 2013: The latest Rivals.com Top 150 for the Class of 2014 Rankings: #9 Justise Winslow, #10 Justin Jackson, #12 Kelly Oubre, #121 Leon Gilmore, #124 Khadeem Lattin // Complete List
July 28, 2013: AAU Super Showcase - The Houston Hoops made it to the Elite 8 of the AAU Gold Super Showcase. They won their first two games over Atlanta Xpress (89-56) and Wilson Blue Devils (60-41). They lost to Each1 Teach 1 (64-70) in a nationally-televised game on ESPNU. In bracket play, they defeated Alabama Challenge (59-46) and SC Raptors (80-65) before losing to Boo Williams in double overtime (57-58). // Mixtape courtesy of www.iaelites.com.
July 21, 2013: Kelly Oubre and Justin Jackson were both named to the USA All-Tournament Team at the 2013 Nike Global Challenge held in Washington, DC July 17-20. Both played on the USA West team that won the tournament. In addition Coach Tim Schumacher coached the USA South Team at the event. // Video of Kelly Oubre // Video of Justin Jackson
July 21, 2013: The Houston Hoops were undefeated and won the 17U
Platinum Championship at Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas LIVE tournament this weekend. In pool play, they beat the Knox Raiders from Australia, Pumas (MO), and Team Underrated Black (NY). In bracket play, the beat Dayton Metro Elite (OH), 5 Star Hoops (NV), Las Vegas Dynasty (NV), Houston Hoops Fray, and the Emerald City Pioneers to claim the title.
July 13, 2013: PEACH JAM WRAP-UP - The Houston Hoops made it to the Elite 8 of the Nike EYBL FInals at the Peach Jam. They went 4-1 in pool play with wins over the Jackson Tigers (80-67), Boo WIlliams (78-62), Mac Irvin Fire (80-69) and the Texas Titans (67-65) and a loss to Team Scan (51-56). They lost in bracket play to Team FInal (63-69).
July 7, 2013: Congratulations to Team USA U19 - including Houston Hoops Justise Winslow and Rasheed Sulaimon - on winning the Gold in Prague today!
(see photo below)
Kelly Oubre Player Evaluation by AK Murthy of Coast 2 Coast Hoops // Article
Highlight video of Justin Jackson at NBPA Top 100 // Video
Khadeem Lattin Video from NBPA Top 100 Camp // Video
June 27, 2013: The USA U19 World Championship games get under way today in Prague. Go USA! "Justise Winslow Ready for U19 Worlds to Begin" // Article from USABasketball.com
June 25, 2013: Scout.com's position rankings - #1 SF Justin Jackson, #3 SF Justise Winslow, #9 SF Kelly Oubre, and #13 C Khadeem Lattin // Scout.com Rankings
SLAM Magazine article on Kelly Oubre's Pro Potential // Article
June 20, 2013: New article by Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com on Khadeem Lattin
// Article and an article about Kelly Oubre's transfer to Findlay Prep from the Houston Chronicle // Article
June 19, 2013: Eric Bossi from Rivals.com mentions both Justin Jackson and
Kelly Oubre on his NBPA Top 100 Camp Top Performers list // Article
June 18, 2013: Current Houston Hoops player Justise Winslow and Houston Hoops Alum Rasheed Sulaimon (Duke) have been named to USA Basketball’s 19U Team. Winslow is one of only two HS juniors to make the team. // USA Basketball Press Release & Roster
Video of DeAaron Fox at Longhorn Camp courtesy of
TakeMyTalent // Video
June 17, 2013: Video of Kelly Oubre at the NBA Players' Association Top 100 Camp courtsey of IAElites.com // Video
June 16, 2013: Congratulations to Kelly Oubre and
Justin Jackson on being named to the NBA Players' Association Top 100 Camp All Star Team! (see photo below)
// Congrats also to Justise Winslow and former Houston Hoops Rasheed Sulaimon and Damyean Dotson on making the first cut at USA Basketball's 19U Trials today. Final cut tomorrow evening.
June 13, 2013: Three Houston Hoops make the Top 20 of ESPN's 2014 Top 100 Rankings! #8 Justin Jackson, #15 Justise Winslow, #20 Kelly Oubre. In addition, Khadeem Lattin is #61 on the list. DeAaron Fox is #13 and Khalea Turner is #19 on the 2016 Top 25 list. // ESPN Top 100 2014 Rankings // ESPN Top 25 2016 Rankings
June 12, 2013: The Nike Peach Jam
schedules have been announced and DeAaron Fox is on the cover page! // Peach Jam Schedule
June 11, 2013: Good luck to Kelly Oubre, Justin Jackson, and Khadeem Lattin at the NBA Players Association Top 100 camp this week!
May 27, 2013: The Houston Hoops Are Peach Jam Bound! The Houston Hoops went 4-1 this weekend at the Nike EYBL in Minneapolis, ending the regular season with a 16-2 record (tied for best record in the league) and securing their place in the Peach Jam in July. They defeated MoKan Elite (69-57) Box Score, Team Final (77-64) Box Score, Meanstreets (75-56) Box Score, Team Scan (75-68) Box Score. Their only loss came to Team Takeover who is tied with them for the best record in the league (66-74) Box Score.
Check out Kelly Oubre's dunk from the Minneapolis Session // Video.
May 22, 2013: LATEST NEWS - Congrats to Justise Winslow on being one of only two high school players to try out for Team USA's 19U team. He will join Houston Hoops alumni Rasheed Sulaimon (Duke) and Damyean Dotson (Oregon)
at the training camp in Colorado Springs June 14-19. // USA Men's Basketball Press Release & Roster
Nike EYBL Standings heading into Session 4 have been posted - Houston Hoops #1 in Scoring Offense & Field Goal Pct // Team Leaders // Individual Leaders
May 15, 2013: "Houston Hoops an impressive group" - EYBL: What We Learned Article from Eric Bossi for Rivals.com // Article
May 12, 2013: The Houston Hoops went 4-0 at the Nike EYBL Session 3 in Dallas this weekend, improving their overall league record to 12-1. They defeated Texas PRO (75-53) Box Score, Expressions Elite (81-65) Box Score, Albany City Rocks (79-65) Box Score, and BABC (71-55) Box Score
May 8, 2013: New videos "Leon Gilmore: EYBL Experience" from High School Hopefuls
"Kelly Oubre Goes Off in Hampton!" from EYBL The Circuit // Video
April 30, 2013: Press Roundup after 2 sessions of the EYBL - Houston Hoops Effective, Entertaining // Daily Press Article
April 29, 2013: The Houston Hoops went 4-1 at Session 2 of Nike's EYBL in Hampton, Virginia this weekend. They defeated, Athletes First (82-61) Box Score // Cal Supreme (75-63) Box Score // STL Eagles (78-55) Box Score // The Family (74-57) Box Score // and dropped one to the Alabama Challenge (58-68) Box Score.
April 22, 2013: The Houston Hoops went undefeated in Nike's EYBL Session 1 in Los Angeles this weekend, defeating all opponents by double digits. They defeated the Texas Titans (83-60) Box score // Arkansas Wings (65-50) Box Score // Baltimore Elite (78-54) Box Score // and the Jackson Tigers (74-42) Box Score - to end the weekend with a 4-0 record. Justise Winslow was the most productive player in the EYBL in terms of PER for Session 1.
April 17, 2013: Congratulations to alum Brian Bridgewater on signing with LSU today!
April 5, 2013: Congratulations to Guy V Lewis Award nominees Justin Jackson, Kelly Oubre, and Justise Winslow.
April 2, 2013: Congratulations to alum Keith Frazier on his committment to SMU!
March 30, 2013: With Winslow and Jackson out for the weekend, and with a little help from some of our 16U players, the Houston Hoops won the Championship of the Las Vegas Easter Showdown this weekend! In pool play, they defeated SCA (74-44) and lost to the Utah Prospects in double OT (57-58). In bracket play, they defeated the Salt Lake Rebels Red (73-68) and Las Vegas Dynasty before winning a rematch against the Utah Prospects (57-48) to take the title.
// Video 1
- Video 2 from @TakeMyTalent
March 11, 2013: Brian Bridgewater was voted the Most Valuable Player at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association/State Farm Top 28 Tournament. He and his Scotlandville team won the 5A State Title / Article
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.