HOUSTON – Guard Antoine Davis became the newest member of the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program after signing a National Letter of Intent on Thursday, Head Coach Kelvin Sampson announced.
Davis, who measures 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, was a 3-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals. As a junior with the Homeschool Christian Youth Association in Houston, he averaged 23.0 points per game.
“I am really excited about Antoine Davis. He comes from a basketball background. He is the best shooter I have seen in this state since I have been at Houston, but he is more than just a shooter,” Sampson said. “Antoine is a self-made player. He is a good ball-handler and a good passer.”
“Antoine brings a high basketball IQ because he has been around the game all his life. He is just over the top in shooting skills. He works on his shooting like no on I have ever seen before,” said Coach Tony Lusk, who led Davis with HHA during the 2016-17 season. “He is very quiet but will give you the shirt off his back. He is a model citizen and a good young man to be around.”
Davis chose Houston over Nevada, Stephen F. Austin, UTEP, Colorado State and Little Rock.
His father, Mike Davis, is a long-time college basketball coach and has served as the head coach at Texas Southern since 2012.
Davis became the second member of the Cougars’ signing class. Guard Nate Hinton (Gastonia, N.C. / Gaston Day School) signed with Houston on Wednesday.
The Cougars also welcomed 9-year-old Nicholas Hickey to the program at a press conference in mid-October. Diagnosed with epilepsy, apraxia of speech and autism, Nicholas faces challenges in communication verbally but remains a happy, young man, who enjoys playing any sports with a ball with his siblings.
The Cougars return to action when they play host to McNeese at 7 p.m., Friday, inside H&PE Arena in the regular-season opener for both teams. It will be the first of 15 regular-season home games for the Cougars inside the city of Houston.
Fans can purchase tickets for 15 regular-season games inside H&PE Arena on the campus of Texas Southern for as low as $100. Fans can purchase season tickets online at UHCougars.com/tickets or by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647).
Fans are encouraged to use the FREE parking shuttle to H&PE Arena during the 2017-18 season. Shuttle service begins at 5:30 p.m., Friday, in Lot 12A near Gate 3 of the TDECU Stadium parking lot.
Shuttle return service begins immediately after the game and will run for one hour.
Fans can park for $5 while spaces are available in the TSU garage adjacent to H&PE Arena. Fans wishing to pay for parking should enter the garage off Blodgett Street.
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