"I was being recruited by Rutgers, Seton Hall, Texas Tech, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh. I knew Coach Penders was a really good coach. When I came here and met the players they all seemed very hungry. Conference-USA is a very good conference and Houston is one of the hot teams in it. They had a really strong recruiting class and I felt like Houston was back on the map and will be where they are supposed to be, back in the tournament." - Jahmar Thorpe
July 29, 2005
"This year, I am making a conscious effort to be more vocal. I feel that the younger players not only need to see what it takes to be successful at this level, but they need to hear directions. They also need to see how they can improve what they are doing wrong. When you hear it from a voice other than a coach, it might make them listen a little better." - Lanny Smith
July 4, 2005
If you're a sports fan in Houston, then you know Carl Dukes. He will tell you how it is, and take your calls weeknights from 7-10 on News Radio 740 KTRH's Sports Beat. He covers everything passed, sliced, blitzed, slapped, and caught. If you're a fan of Cougar Basketball, then you love Carl Dukes.
December 23, 2004