HOUSTON -- Three Rivers Community College guard Gabe Grant became the most recent member of the University of Houston Men's Basketball program's signing class after signing a National Letter of Intent, Head Coach Kelvin Sampson announced Monday.
Grant, who stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 220 pounds, will compete as a junior and have two years of eligibility with the Cougars beginning in 2017-18. The Chicago native chose the Cougars over West Virginia, Wichita State, Missouri and UAB.
"Gabe is one of the top junior college wings in the nation. He is an outstanding 3-point shooter with a high IQ and really understands the game at a high level," Sampson said. "Gabe is a good rebounder and is a player that can come in and impact our team in his first season."
As a freshman at Three Rivers College for legendary Head Coach Gene Bess in 2015-16, Grant averaged 18.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He enjoyed 13 games with at least 20 points scored and three games with 30+ points, including a season-high 35 points in a road win at Missouri State-West Plains.
He also enjoyed 34 points in a home victory against Missouri State-West Plains and totaled 30 points at John A. Logan.
As an undergraduate, Grant competed for Head Coach Mike Flaherty at Mount Carmel Academy. Averaging 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as a senior in 2013-14, Grant earned a place on the Illinois All-Area Team.
"Gabe is a guy that is mature for his age. He will bring some toughness and versatility to the Cougars," Three Rivers Assistant Coach Bryan Sherrer said. "He shoots the ball well and can put it on the floor and rebound well. He is a well-rounded player, and he can score in a lot of different ways for you. Gabe has a chance to do some good things at UH."
Adewunmi joins Mansfield Lake Ridge High School guard Mike Adewunmi, Saddleback Junior College Breaon Brady and Atascocita High School forward Fabian White Jr., in the Cougars' signing class.
The Cougars compete in their second exhibition contest of the year when they meet Angelo State at 7 p.m., Wednesday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
From there, the Cougars hit the road for the first time when they compete at the Gulf Coast Showcase inside Germain Arena in Estero, Fla.
The Cougars open that tournament at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 21, before facing the winner/loser of Kent State/South Dakota on Nov. 22. Houston closes out the regular-season tournament on Nov. 23 at a time to be determined.
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