April 22, 2014
HOUSTON - Guard Eric Weary, Jr., will join the University of Houston Men's Basketball program after signing a National Letter of Intent, head coach Kelvin Sampson announced Tuesday.
Weary, Jr., measures 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds and will compete during the 2014-15 season as a junior. He chose Houston over Oklahoma State, Penn State, Western Kentucky and Florida International.
"We are happy to welcome Eric to Houston Basketball," Sampson said. "He comes from a well-coached team and brings a combination of athleticism and shooting ability to our program."
In 2013-14, Weary Jr., averaged 13.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists while helping lead Howard to a 24-8 record. In the opening game of the NJCAA Region 5 Tournament, he posted 27 points with 17 rebounds in a 98-91 win. It was his second 20-point effort of the year and his 22nd game with 10+ points under head coach Scott Raines.
Weary Jr., signed with New Mexico State following the 2010-11 season and sat out as a redshirt during his freshman campaign. In 2012-13, he competed in 10 games with the Aggies before transferring to Howard College.
Weary Jr., was an award-winning prep star in New Orleans' Warren Easton Charter School. As a senior in 2010-11, he was an All-New Orleans honoree after leading all area players with 25.6 points per game. That season, he also collected All-State Honorable Mention, All-District 10-4A and New Orleans Times-Picayune All-Metro honors.
As a junior, Weary Jr., averaged 14.1 points and earned All-District honors.
He becomes the Cougars' second signee under Sampson, joining former Chipola guard Torian Graham, and the third overall with the addition of Yates center J.C. Washington during the fall signing period.
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