Basketball Recruiting News

The staff is combing the nation for a big man and point guard to fill the last two spots in this year's recruiting class. The first date to sign in the spring is April 10th.

Point Guards

Jason Carter (5'9" 152 lbs) Barton County CC

According to CollegeBasketballNews, Jason Carter of Barton County (KS) Community College (22-9) played in all 38 games, starting 28 times, last season for the Cougars. He averaged 6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game and he hit the game winning shot at the buzzer to beat Northwest Mississippi to secure the 7th place finish in the 2001 NJCAA national tournament. He redshirted in 1999 and is being recruited by schools like Houston and Iowa State. He is averaging 15.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. [Iowa State already has five commitments this year. link]

Recruiting Bio

Marcetteaus McGee (6'1") Chicago Farragut H.S.

Numerous stories on Marcetteaus

Marquette is in the hunt for McGee but they also recently hosted PG Carl Elliot before the conference tournament.

Local PG prospects:
Marcus Ebow (Northshore HS), Jeffery Addai (Sharpstown HS), & Antione Hood (Air Force Prep, formally of Clements HS). JUCOs Danny Allen of San Jac and Lee College's Myron Allen.

Big Man Prospect?
Also courtesy of CollegeBasketballNews, Montclair College Prep, located by Van Nuys, California. Montclair was 14-13 last season, but had three foreign players sitting out the season. One of those players is 6-8 senior Marko Bozovic (Yugoslavia). Bozovic is looking at schools like Cal Irvine, Houston, St. Mary's and SMU. He has a 3.3 GPA.

According to PrepWestHoops, Bozovic had knee surgery right before the summer and he's just now getting his rhythm back on the court. He's got a pretty nice shot, and good size, but needs work on his defense and decision-making.

Sunday Update: Greg Hicks responded on his forum that "I don't think [Bozovic's] a Houston level player, so I'd be surprised if they're actually recruiting him. I think Bozovic would be much better suited to the low-major level. We don't hear much from West Coast kids regarding Houston. I can't recall anyone out here mentioning them lately." It looks like Ray & Co. stick to Texas and the Midwest with an occasional trip to the East Coast.

Given UH's depth and the graduation of Terry Price, walkons will be important next year for depth and practice.

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