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  • January 22, 2014: 2014 Nike EYB Schedule Now Posted - The Nike Elite Youth Basketball League schedule for 2014 has been released. This year's circuit includes stops in Sacramento, Dallas, Hampton, and Minneapolis. // Houston Hoops Nike EYB Schedule
  • January 20, 2014: Houston Hoops Kelly Oubre & Justise Winslow Named to Nike Hoop Summit 2014 USA Team - The Nike Hoop Summit, the country's premier annual basketball game for high-school-age boys, features America's top seniors playing against a World Select Team comprised of elite international players. // Nike Hoop Summit Website / USA Basketball Press Release
  • November 21, 2013: Justise Winslow Commits to Duke! Congratulations to Justise Winslow (6'6, St John's) on his commitment to Duke today! // ESPN Article / Scarberry Media Article & Video
  • November 10, 2013: Jordan Hunter Commits to New Mexico! Congratulations to Jordan Hunter (5'10, Beaumont Ozen) on his verbal commitment to New Mexico today! // Article & Video
  • October 24, 2013: Khadeem Lattin Commits to Oklahoma! - Congratulations to Khadeem Lattin (6'9, RCHA) on his verbal commitment to Oklahoma today! // Scout.com Article
  • October 8, 2013: Kelly Oubre Commits to Kansas! Congratulations to Kelly Oubre (6'7, W, Findlay Prep) on his verbal commitment to Kansas today! // Kansas City Star Article
  • September 23, 2013: Leon Gilmore Commits to Creighton! Congratulations to Leon Gilmore (6'7, F, Manvel) on his verbal commitment to Creighton today! // Scout.com Article
  • June 18, 2013: Justise Winslow & Rasheed Sulaimon Selected to USA Men's 19U Team - 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 19U Roster
  • April 30, 2013: 17U & 16U Houston Hoops Peach Jam Bound! The 17U 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. In addition, the 16U Houston Hoops DJ made it to the Championship of the Nike Memorial Day Classic in Atlanta, qualifying them for a spot in the Nike Sweet Sixteen at the Peach Jam in July. // Nike EYBL Stats (17U)
  • May 12, 2013: Houston Hoops 12-1 After EYBL Session 3 - The Houston Hoops went 4-0 at Session 3 of Nike's EYBL in Dallas, Texas this weekend. They defeated Texas PRO, Expressions Elite, Albany City Rocks, and BABC. // Nike EYBL Stats
  • April 30, 2013: Houston Hoops 8-1 After EYBL Session 2 - The Houston Hoops went 4-1 at Session 2 of Nike's EYBL in Hampton, Virginia this weekend. They defeated, Athletes First, Cal Supreme, STL Eagles, and The Family (74-57) before losing to the Alabama Challenge. // Nike EYBL Stats
  • April 29, 2013: Houston Hoops "These Are My Brothers" - New video - "These Are My Brothers" - courtesy of "The Circuit" // // View Video on 17U Page
  • April 22, 2013: Houston Hoops Undefeated After EYBL Session 1 - The Houston Hoops went undefeated in Nike's EYBL Session 1 in Los Angeles this weekend, defeating all opponents - Texas Titans, Arkansas Wings, Baltimore Elite, and Jackson Tigers - by double digits. Complete Session 1 stats available at NikeEYB.com.// Nike EYBL Stats
  • April 17, 2013: Brian Bridgewater to LSU! Congratulations to Houston Hoops alum Brian Bridgewater on signing with LSU today // Article
  • April 2, 2013: Keith Frazier Commits to SMU! Congratulations to Houston Hoops alum Keith Frazier on committing to SMU today // Article
  • March 21, 2013: Winslow Named Texas Gatorade Player of the Year - Congrats to Justise Winslow (2014 St. John's) being named Gatorade's Texas Player of the Year! // Houston Chronicle Article
  • March 4, 2013: Justin Jackson to UNC - Congrats to Justin Jackson (2014 HCYA) on his commitment to the University of North Carolina today! // Article
  • February 15, 2013: Keith Frazier Named McDonald's All American! - Keith will play for the East Team at the McDonald's All American Game on April 3 in Chicago // McDonald's All American Games Site
  • February 6, 2013: Robert Hatter to Cornell - Congratulations to Robert Hatter (2013 PG Westside HS) on his commitment to Cornell today!
  • January 15, 2013: Nike EYBL 2013 Schedule released today! - Los Angeles, Hampton, Dallas, Minneapolis, Augusta - Here we come!// Nike EYBL Schedule Page
  • October 12, 2012: Nike EYBL "The Circuit: 2012 Season Recap" released today! The latest video is now playing on our video page!// Video Page
  • July 30, 2012: Houston Hoops 17U & 15U Teams take the Title in Las Vegas: What a great way to end the summer! Both the 17U & 15U teams won the Platinum Championship of their respective divisions at Bigfoot Hoops Las Vegas Classic this weekend. The 16U team also made it to the Final 4. A big THANK YOU to all the players, coaches, parents, and fans for a great season
  • June 20, 2012: Justise Winslow Named to USA Basketball Men's 17U Team: The 12-man USA Basketball 17U Team was announced last night. The team will travel to Lithuania to compete in the FIBA U17 World Championships June 29-July 8 // Article
  • June 10, 2012: Rasheed Sulaimon Named to USA Basketball Men's 18U Team: The 12-man USA Basketball 18U Team was announced last night // Article
  • May 29, 2012: Houston Hoops End Session 4 of the Nike EYBL with Overall 15-5 Record - Peach Jam Bound! The Houston Hoops have qualified for the Nike EYBL Finals/Peach Jam to be held July 18-22, 2012 in Augusta // Final EYBL Final Standings & Session Stats
  • May 15, 2012: Houston Hoops End Session 3 of the Nike EYBL with Overall 12-2 Record: The Hoops went 5-0 last weekend in Dallas with wins over MoKan Elite, Albany City Rocks, Boo Williams, Southern Stampede, and the Baltimore Elite// EYBL Standing & Session 3 Box Scores
  • May 1, 2012: Houston Hoops End Session 2 of the Nike EYBL with Overall 7-2 Record - The Hoops went 3-2 this weekend in Virginia with wins over Athletes First, Bluff City Legends, and King James, and losses to Indy Spiece and Team Takeover// EYBL Session 2 Box Scores
  • April 22, 2012: Houston Hoops Wrap Up Session 1 of the Nike EYBL with 4-0 Record - The Hoops went undefeated with wins over the St Louis Eagles, NJ Playaz, Jackson Tigers, and The Family // EYBL Standings & Stats
  • April 15, 2012: Damyean Dotson Named Player of the Year - The Houston Chronicle recognized Damyean as All-Greater Houston 2012 Player of the Year // Houston Chronicle Article
  • April 12, 2012: The Houston Hoops 15U Team makes Five Star Basketball's Week One Power Rankings - Week One Power Rankings show the team as #10 in the nation // Complete Week One Rankings
  • March 29, 2012: Sulaimon Guides West to Win at McDonald's All-American Game - Rasheed Sulaimon had an unbelievable week, winning the PowerAde 3-Point Shoot Out, finishing with 18 pts in the McDonald's All American Game, and winning the Guy V Lewis Award // Click to Read More about the All-American Game
  • March 27, 2012: Houston Hoops Ice Breaker Report - Numerous Houston Hoops players were featured in Reggie Rankin's recent report on RCS Sports' Ice Breaker // Click to Read More
  • March 6, 2012: More Honors for Houston Hoops Players - LJ Rose & Keith Frazier were selected to play in the All American Championships in New Orleans during the Final 4, and Rasheed Sulaimon was named to USA Jr National Select Team that will play at 2012 Nike Hoop Summit in April.
  • February 20, 2012: LJ Rose & Rasheed Sulaimon on Fox 26 - The pair were featured in Keith Calkins' Fox 26 report "HS Hoopsters Look to Grab State Championship" // Video
  • February 9, 2012: Rasheed Sulaimon Named McDonald's All American - The rosters for the 2012 McDonald's All American Game were announced today // ESPN Breakdown
  • February 2, 2012: Rasheed Sulaimon & Danuel House Selected to Play in Jordan Brand Classic - Congrats to both! The Classic will take place April 14 in Charlotte, NC // Jordan Brand Classic website
  • February 1, 2012 - 2012 Nike EYBL Schedule Released - The new Nike Elite Youth Basketball website has launched and schedules for the regular season have been released // New Nike EYB Website
  • January 10, 2012 - Nike Pre-Draft Camp Houston - Thanks to everyone for making the Houston Nike Pre-Draft Camp a great success! Camp Video // Learn more about Nike Pre Draft Camps around the country "
  • Nov. 7, 2011: Class of 2012 Commitments: Congratulations to all of our Class of 2012 players on their commitments - Rasheed Sulaimon to Duke, J-Mychal Reese to Texas A&M, Terry Allen to University of Richmond, LJ Rose to Baylor, Delvin Dickerson to the University of South Alabama, Andrew Poulter to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Damyean Dotson to the University of Oregon!
  • September 3, 2011: Congratulations to LJ Rose on his commitment to Baylor! / Fox Houston Article
  • August 12, 2011: Congratulations to Terry Allen on his commitment to play at University of Richmond! / TexasHoops.com Article
  • August 5, 2011: Congratulations to J-Mychal Reese on his commitment to play at Texas A&M! / ESPN Article
  • May 23, 2011: Super Bowl Champ Jermichael Finley Attributes Success To AAU Basketball - Dime Magazine Article
  • February 11, 2011: Congratulations to Rasheed Sulaimon on his verbal commitment to Duke!
  • May 5, 2010: LJ Rose was featured in ESPN.com article- click here
  • April 15, 2010: Brandon Peters signs with Western Kentucky. Read article here.
  • March 23, 2010: Alex Kirk named Gatorade Player of the Year - New Mexico.
  • March 5, 2010: The Houston Hoops is the only Houston-based team that will participate in Nike's newly announced Elite Youth Basketball League which features the 42 elite 17U Nike teams competing in three sessions (Norfolk, Virginia April 9-11 // Houston, Texas May 14-16 // Los Angeles, California May 29-31), culminating with the EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, Georgia July 12-15, 2010. Nike Press Release // League Schedule.
  • October 6, 2009: Houston Hoops Player Alex Kirk Signs with New Mexico (Dave Telep, Scout.com)
  • August 30, 2009: Recent article about Darius Gardner (Damon Sayles, TexasHoops.com)
  • July 30, 2009: Texas Youngsters Generate Buzz (Reggie Rankin, ESPN Online)
  • July 25, 2009: Texas Duo Impresses in Orlando (Brian Snow, Rivals.com)
  • June 16, 2009: Houston Hoops Alex Kirk and Tobi Oyedeji Invited to NBA Top 100 Camp
  • June 15, 2009: LJ Rose Named to USA Men's 16U National Team
  • News From the 2008 Peach Jam (Rivals.com)
  • More 2008 Peach Jam News from Rivals.com
  • Houston Hoops Take 2008 ACC Title
  • Houston Hoops 17U Win Main Event Las Vegas 2006!
  • Former Houston Hoops Kendrick Perkins & Ndudi Ebi in NBA Draft (Houston Chronicle Article)
  • Houston Hoops win Nike Global Challenge
  • 2009 SIGNINGS: Brandon Peters / Western Kentucky, Alex Kirk / New Mexico, Tobi Oyedeji / Texas A&M, Kene Anyigbo / Western Kentucky, Darius Gardner / Stephen F Austin
  • 2009: J-Mychal Reese named to the Class 5A All-State Team selected by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. Reese, the MVP from district 12-5A, is the only freshman in any classification named to the all state team. Seniors Tommy Mason-Griffin and Jamal Fenton also were named to the team. Brandon "Snap" Peters made First Team All-State (4A) for Yates. LJ Rose was the only freshman named to the TAPPS 4A All-State First Team.
  • 2009: Keith "Tiny" Gallon and Tommy Mason Griffin named McDonald's All Americans
  • 2009: Alex Kirk & Toby Oyedeji invited to NBA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, VA
  • 2009: LJ Rose named to USA Men's 16U National Team and competed in the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Mendoza, Argentina
  • 2008 SIGNINGS: Garlon Green // Texas Christian, Jamal Fenton // New Mexico, Tommy Mason-Griffin // Oklahoma, Keith "Tiny" Gallon // Oklahoma, Kevin Perry // UT El Paso (football), Jacob Holmen // North Texas, Augustine Rubit // South Alabama
  • 2008: Tommy Mason-Griffin was named the Houston Chronicle's Preseason Player of the Year - click here to read the story.
  • 2007 SIGNINGS: Anthony Jones // Baylor, Corbin Ray // Texas Tech, Kevin Foster // Santa Clara (CA), Jeremy Green // Stanford,
    Mike Singletary // Texas Tech, Jai Lucas // University of Florida, Gary Johnson // University of Texas
  • 2007: Congratulations to the 14U Houston Hoops for coming in 4th place at the AAU Nationals!
  • 2007: The Houston Hoops 14U & 15U teams each won the Platinum Division Championship for their age group at the 2007 Las Vegas Easter Classic!
  • 2007: Jai Lucas made the 2007 McDonald's All American Game in Louisville, KY March 28!
  • 2007: Jeremy Green and Tommy Mason-Griffin have been invited to the NBA Players Association Camp June 19-25 at the University of Virginia. This event is for the top 80 players in America.
  • 2007: Tommy Mason-Griffin has also been invited to the Steve Nash Point Guard Camp in Plainfield, NJ June 29-July 3 and to the LeBron James All American Academy July 7-10

  • 2007: Gary Johnson and Jai Lucas have been named to the 2007 Jordan Brand All-American Team! Only 20 players from across the country were invited to this prestigious event, and Gary and Jai are the only players from Texas to be invited. The Jordan Brand All-American Classic will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2007 at Madison Square Garden, and will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Click here for more info.

  • 2007: Congratulations to former Houston Hoops player Daniel Gibson on being drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers
 
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