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Men's Basketball Welcomes Forward Xavier Dupree

Nov. 20, 2014

HOUSTON - Paris Junior College forward Xavier Dupree became the first member of the University of Houston Men's Basketball program's signing class with his recent signing of a National Letter of Intent.

Dupree, who measures, 6-foot-9 and 210 pounds, will compete as a junior with the Cougars in 2015-16 and have two years of eligibility remaining. He chose Houston over LSU, Oklahoma State, Mississippi, Nevada and Western Kentucky.

"Xavier is a very intriguing player. He is long and rebounds his position well. He shoots the three and has a lot of potential," head coach Kelvin Sampson said. "Xavier brings length, athleticism, rebounding and perimeter shooting to our program and can play multiple positions. He can play either spot up front and will be a tough matchup for our opponents."

As a freshman for head coach Chuck Taylor in 2013-14, Dupree helped lead Paris Junior College to a 26-8 overall record. He competed in all but two games, scoring a season-high 13 points in a win against Murray State College and 10 points in a loss to South Plains College in the season finale.

Dupree is a Houston native, prepping at Alief Taylor High and Trent International. As a junior at Alief Taylor in 2011-12, he was recognized as one of the top 35 players in the state by Texas Basketball and was listed among RCS Sports' top-15 players in the greater Houston area.

That season, he averaged 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game on the way to being named an All-District First-Team performer.


UP NEXT
The Cougars open their 2014-15 home season when they play host to Morgan State at 7 p.m., Saturday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion. That game will be part of a busy day for Houston fans as Houston Football closes out its home schedule at 2 p.m., Saturday, against American Athletic Conference-rival Tulsa inside TDECU Stadium.

Following Saturday's game, the Cougars return to action when they meet Harvard at 6 p.m. (CST), Tuesday, inside Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge, Mass.

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
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