HOUSTON - Current University of Houston students who are interested in walking onto the Men's Basketball program must follow several procedures before they are allowed to try out, Head Coach Kelvin Sampson announced Thursday.
To be eligible to try out for the team, interested students must be enrolled in 12 hours on the UH main campus.
Students that meet that criteria must then:
Fill out the Tryout Compliance Review form and visit the Compliance Office to verify eligibility for tryouts before Sept. 10 meeting
Students who are eligible for tryouts must then attend an information meeting at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, inside Hofheinz Pavilion (3875 Holman, St., Houston, TX 77204... Located at the corner of Cullen Boulevard and Holman Street on the UH main campus)
Eligible students that meet the above criteria will be notified by a coaching staff member of the future time, date and location of on-court, walk-on tryouts and other necessary steps.
MEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON TICKET DEPOSITS
Fans can take the first step toward the 2014-15 Houston Men's Basketball season by placing deposits for new season tickets with the Athletics Ticket Office at UHCougars.com or by clicking here. The deposit is not a fee and will go toward the cost of season tickets.
Season-ticket holders from the 2013-14 season will receive invoices to renew in the near future.
Seventeen home games with a minimum of 20 contests airing on the ESPN and CBS Sports families of networks highlight the Cougars' 2014-15 schedule.
The Cougars welcome defending NCAA national champion UConn back to Hofheinz Pavilion on Feb. 1, 2015, and meet defending American Athletic Conference regular-season champion Cincinnati on Feb. 21, 2015. A year ago, the Cougars opened The American play with a 75-71 win over the Huskies in Houston.
Eight teams on Houston's schedule - UConn (32), Cincinnati (27), Harvard (27), SMU (27), Memphis (24), Murray State (23), Boise State (21) and Tulsa (21) - won at least 20 games a year ago with five of those - UConn, Harvard, Memphis, Cincinnati and Tulsa - competing in the NCAA Tournament.
UConn captured the national championship, while Harvard and Memphis advanced to the NCAA Tournament Third Round. SMU also advanced deep in the postseason before bowing out in the NIT Championship game.
All Houston Men's Basketball games also can be heard live on 950 AM KPRC with Matt Thomas calling the play-by-play action and Houston legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing analysis.
Fans can receive the latest news and notes by following @UHCougarMBK on Twitter. Fans also can discuss the latest Houston Men's Basketball news and notes on the team's Facebook page by clicking LIKE at HoustonCougarMensHoops.