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Men's Basketball Names Captains for 2014-15

Nov. 18, 2014

HOUSTON - As the University of Houston Men's Basketball program prepares for this weekend's home opener State, head coach Kelvin Sampson named three student-athletes as captains for the 2014-15 season.

Senior forward Mikhail McLean and junior guards LeRon Barnes and Jherrod Stiggers were selected to lead the program this season.

"All three of these young men have bought into the vision of what we want our program to be. All three are high-character kids. They never have bad practices, and they care about this program and this University," Sampson said. "They embody everything that we want this program to be. I am thrilled that these three guys are our captains."

In a little more than two seasons at Houston, Stiggers has established himself as one of the premier 3-point shooters in school history, ranking among the Cougars' top-10 career leaders in 3-point field goals made and 3-point field goal percentage. He is Houston's leading returning scorer in 2014-15 and posted 17 points in the Cougars' season-opening win at Murray State on Friday.

"To be captain of an NCAA Division I school with a lot of history means a lot. I want to take on this task Coach Sampson has given me and make him proud," Stiggers said.

Although sidelined by injuries at times during his first three seasons at Houston, Barnes has emerged as a leader for the Cougars under Sampson. In the Cougars' win at Murray State, he did a little of everything well, scoring six points with seven rebounds and a game-high six assists while playing all 40 minutes.

"It means a lot to me, because it shows that Coach (Sampson) believes in me," Barnes said.

McLean is the veteran of the Cougars this season. The program's lone senior, McLean has been hobbled by a foot injury and not played in a game in 2014-15. However, he has impressed Samson and his coaching staff with his leadership skills and desire after earning his bachelor's degree in health in December 2013 and attending graduate school at Houston in 2014-15.

"This is a big responsibility and one we can't take lightly. I just try to be a second voice for Coach (Sampson) and try to help the guys understand what he wants to instill in all of us," McLean said.


UP NEXT
Houston Athletics fans will enjoy a fun day around the Athletics complex on Saturday as the Men's Basketball team faces Morgan State at 7 p.m., Saturday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

Saturday's game will be the first of 17 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Season tickets, group tickets and a variety of mini-plans are available, and fans are encouraged to buy their tickets today.

Prior to the hoops, Houston Football meets American Athletic Conference-rival Tulsa at 2 p.m., Saturday, inside TDECU Stadium in the team's home finale.

BUY TICKETS NOW
Fans have a variety of tickets options to accommodate any budget. Season tickets, group tickets and mini-plans also are on sale now. For complete tickets information, fans can visit uhcougars.com/mbbtickets and follow the appropriate links or by clicking here.

To purchase tickets, fans 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.

All UH main campus students are admitted FREE to regular-season Men's Basketball home games with a valid student ID.

SEASON TICKETS
Season ticket packages start for as low as $99 in the Reserved 3 section for 17 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. The Memorial Hermann Family Plan, which includes two adult and two kids' season tickets, can be purchased for only $399 in the Reserved 2 section for the entire regular-season home schedule.

Fans can purchase season tickets online by visiting uhcougars.com/mbbtickets and following the appropriate links or by clicking here. To view a map of Hofheinz Pavilion with season ticket pricing, fans can click here.

Fans 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.

All UH main campus students are admitted FREE to regular-season Men's Basketball home games with a valid student ID.

MINI PLANS
Fans also have a choice of a pair of mini plans when choosing their ticket options. With the Conference Pack, fans can purchase tickets to each of the Cougars' nine American Athletic Conference home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion, starting at only $8 per game in the Reserved 3 section.

Fans can choose the 3-Point Pack and pick any three of the Cougars' 17 regular-season home games with prices starting as low as $9 per game in the Reserved 3 section.

To order mini-plans online, fans can visit UHCougars.com/mbbtickets and follow the appropriate links or click here.

GROUP TICKETS
Tickets for groups of 10 or more can be purchased for as low as $9 per ticket in Reserved 3 (Section 101-102, 115-116, 126-128) for 17 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Groups of 10 or more can buy tickets for only $14 per ticket in the Reserved 2 (Sections 103-104, 109-111, 117-119 and 124-125), while Reserved 3 seats (Section 105-108, 120-123) are available at $19 per ticket.

The ticket cost per person falls even more for groups of 25 or more. Group administrators are encouraged to call or visit the Athletics Ticket Office soon to secure their seats.

For a map of Hofheinz Pavilion group seating sections and prices, fans can click here. Fans can purchase group tickets online by visiting UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

STAY CONNECTED
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.


 

 

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