HOUSTON --McNeil High School shooting guard Armoni Brooks became the newest member of the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program with his signing of a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday afternoon, Head Coach Kelvin Sampson announced.
Brooks, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 180 pounds, was recently ranked as the No. 11 player in the state of Texas by TexasHoops.comRivals.
A native of Round Rock, Texas, Brooks chose Houston over Kansas State, Creighton, Tulsa and Nebraska.
As a junior during the 2014-15 season, he averaged 16.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game for Head Coach Darrell Hagemann and buried a jumper with only five seconds left to lift the Mavericks to a 38-37 win in the Class 6A Regional Quarterfinal.
“Armoni has an elite skill set that translates well to our level. He is a tremendous 3-point shooter and is continuing to develop his game in other areas,” Sampson said. “As talented a player as Armoni is, we are excited about the character he brings into our program. He comes from a good family and is a good student and will represent our University well as we move forward.”
Leading the Mavericks to 26 wins and the Regional semifinals, Brooks – whose first name is pronounced Ar-MAH-Nee – was recognized as the District 13-6A Newcomer of the Year. He was an All-Region II First-Team honoree by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and was an All-District 13-6A First-Team selection.
In addition to his high school career, Brooks played for AAUs’ THP Elite for Head Coach Tim Farley.
The Cougars take their first step in the 2015-16 season when they play host Montana Tech at 7 p.m., Friday, in the exhibition opener inside Hofheinz Pavilion. That game will be free admission for all fans with no court seating available.
Friday’s exhibition will have special significance for Sampson, who began his head coaching career with the Orediggers in 1981. The Orediggers’ home court at Montana Tech’s HPER Complex is named in his honor.
Houston begins the regular season when it meets Prairie View A&M at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, inside Hofheinz Pavilion in the first of five consecutive regular-season home games to open the year.
HOW TO ORDER TICKETS
Fans have a variety of ticket options to accommodate any budget. Season tickets, group tickets, single-game tickets and a 3-Point Pack are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for complete information, fans can visit uhcougars.com/tickets and follow the appropriate links or click here.
Fans also can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office from 10 a.m., to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To purchase tickets in person, fans can visit the Athletics Ticket Office located on the northeast corner of TDECU Stadium, just outside of Gate 1 off Cullen Boulevard. Parking is available in the TDECU Stadium parking garage with the first 30 minutes free of charge.
Single-game tickets for Houston Men’s Basketball’s 2015-16 season begin at only $5 per game. Fans can purchase General Admission single-game tickets for only $5, while Reserved 2 seating is available for only $10 per game. Fans may buy Reserved 1 single-game tickets for $15 per ticket.
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Fans should note that single-game tickets for the Cougars’ Dec. 13 showdown against LSU inside Hofheinz Pavilion will not be available.
Instead, fans can purchase tickets for the LSU game as part of a 3-Point Pack, which includes a ticket to the LSU game and tickets to two other Houston home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Reserved 1 seating for the 3-Point Pack can be purchased for $40 with Reserved seating available for only $30.
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Tickets for groups of 10-24 or more can be purchased for as low as $12 per ticket in Reserved 2 for 18 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Groups of more than 25 people can buy Reserved 2 tickets for only $10 per ticket
Groups of 10 -24 can buy tickets for only $10 per ticket in Reserved 2 with prices plummeting to only $6 per ticket for groups of 25 or more.
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