McGuire Signs With Cougars

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    April 24, 2001

    University of Houston head basketball coach Ray McCallum announced the signing of Jeremee McGuire of Tyler Junior College. McGuire, a 6-9, 215 pound forward, averaged 8.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and two blocked shots per game.

    "Jeremee gives us a player with some height and can play both forward positions," McCallum said. "He runs the floor well, has good hands and is a good passer."

    As a sophomore, He played in 28 games for the Apaches and shot 53.1 percent from the field and 65.1 (28-43) from the free throw line. Tyler finished the season with a 14-17 record and was 10-12 in the Region XIV standings.

    "Jeremee finished the year strong," McCallum said. "He entered college at the age of 17 and is 19 now so he has a chance to get better and physically mature."

    McGuire chose Houston over Nevada, Washington State, New Mexico State, UNLV and Centenary.

    He went to Tyler after leading San Diego's Lincoln High School to a 16-12 record and the semi-finals of the Division IV Section semifinals. McGuire was one of four players to score 10 points in Lincoln's 68-40 win over Coronado in the quarterfinals.



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