Houston Men’s Hoops Joins Jordan Brand

April 6, 2018

HOUSTON – The University of Houston Men’s Basketball program is the newest member of the Jordan Brand roster.

Coming off the Cougars’ 20th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, the team’s uniforms will now feature the Jumpman logo for the 2018-19 season, and the men will be outfitted in the latest Jordan Brand performance footwear.

Head Coach Kelvin Sampson made the announcement in the team’s locker room inside the Guy V. Lewis Development Facility on Friday morning. Following the announcement, the Cougars were surprised with new Air Jordan 9 Retro kicks.

With the Cougars’ addition, Jordan Brand now has presence in six NCAA Division I conferences – American Athletic, ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten and SEC.

Under the leadership of 2017-18 American Athletic Conference and NABC District 25 Coach of the Year Kelvin Sampson, the Cougars received at at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and earned their first NCAA Tournament victory since 1984 in a thrilling 67-65 win over San Diego State.

The Cougars fell just a buzzer-beater away from advancing to the Sweet 16 in a loss to eventual NCAA National Championship Game finalist Michigan.

Sophomore guard Armoni Brooks was honored as the American Athletic Conference Sixth Man of the Year, while senior guard Rob Gray was a First-Team performer by the American Athletic Conference, NABC District 25 and USBWA District VII. Freshman forward Fabian White Jr. earned a place on the league’s All-Rookie Team.

When the Cougars open their 2018-19 home season, they will do so riding one of the nation’s longest home winning streaks. Houston enjoyed a perfect 15-0 record inside H&PE Arena on the campus of nearby Texas Southern University with victories over Top-10 opponents Cincinnati and Wichita State.

University of Houston Men’s Basketball fans are invited to purchase 2018-19 season tickets as the Cougars compete in the $60-million Fertitta Center for the first time. Fans may purchase season tickets for the 2018-19 season for as low as $175 with a variety of premier seating options available.

University of Houston graduates from the previous five academic years qualify for special Young Alumni pricing of only $125.

Fans now have the opportunity to take their first steps toward the 2018-19 season by placing a $30 deposit on 2018-19 season tickets at uhcougars.com/mbbdeposit or by calling 713-462-6647.

For more information on the Fertitta Center Seat Selection Process, fans can visit uhcougars.com/fertittacenter or call the Cougar Pride Office at 713-743-GoUH (4684).

JOIN the 50-50 CLUB
Fans are invited to join the 50-50 Club to support Houston Men’s Basketball. 50-50 Club members help fund program necessities and enhance the experience for our student-athletes.

Fans who join the 50-50 Club will receive embroidered team apparel, a signed basketball, invitations to practice, a tour of the $25 million Guy V. Lewis Development Facility, regular updates about the program and much more.

To join the 50-50 Club, fans can call 713-743-9742 or email UHMensBasketball@uh.edu. For more information about the 50-50 Club, levels of giving and benefits, fans can click here.

Fans can receive updates by following @UHCougarMBK on Twitter and catch up with the latest news and notes on the team by clicking LIKE on the team’s Facebook and Instagram pages.



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