Dec. 3, 2013
HOUSTON - University of Houston Men's Basketball junior forward Mikhail McLean was one of 117 NCAA Division I nominees for the 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team from around the nation, officials from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Allstate Insurance Company announced Tuesday.
Now in its second year, the Allstate NABC Good Works Team honors players at all levels of college basketball who represent the sports finest in leadership and charitable achievements amongst their peers. The student-athletes nominated for this prestigious award embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back.
The Nassau, Bahamas, native graduated from Houston with a bachelor's degree in health promotions during the summer. With two years of athletics eligibility still remaining, he is finishing post baccalaureate work in health at UH this year with plans to enter graduate school for a master's degree in athletic training in the summer of 2014.
Off the court, he serves as the Men's Basketball representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and has been active in numerous community service events. In the fall, he assisted in the distribution of fire alarms to local residents and has helped serve Thanksgiving lunches to Star of Hope Mission residents for the last four years.
A year ago, he assisted in the unloading of more than 44,000 pounds of pumpkins for a local church's fall fundraiser.
Special voting panels will select five student-athletes from the NCAA Division I level. The final roster of award recipients will be unveiled in February.
McLean and his teammates return to action at 7 p.m., Wednesday, when they face Texas A&M inside Reed Arena in College Station, Texas. It will be the second straight season that the Cougars will face the Aggies on the hardwood.
From there, the Cougars return to the friendly confines of Hofheinz Pavilion for their final two non-conference home games of the year. Houston plays host to San Jose State at 5 p.m., Saturday, and then meets Alcorn State at 6:30 p.m., Monday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
Fans should note the 5 p.m., and 6:30 p.m., starting times for Saturday's and Monday's games, respectively.
General Admission season tickets start for as low as $195, while Reserved season tickets start at only $280. Families can purchase the Memorial Hermann Family Fun Plan of two adult and two youth General Admission tickets for only $399.
Mini-plans also are on sale now. In the Conference Mini-Plan, fans can buy tickets to all nine American Athletic Conference home games, including defending national champion Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis and UConn, with General Admission seating starting at $120 and Reserved Seating selling for $165.
With the 6-Pack, fans receive tickets for all four weekend home conference games against Rutgers, SMU, Temple and UCF, the Feb. 5 showdown against Louisville and a choice of the UConn, Cincinnati or Memphis games with General Admission seating for only $80 and Reserved Seating for $110.
Fans who purchase season tickets will receive a free Guy V. Lewis bobblehead later this season. Lewis was a legendary coach for the Cougars from 1956-86, compiling nearly 600 wins with five NCAA Final Four appearances, and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September.
Fans can purchase season tickets or mini-plans by visiting or calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 713-Go-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275) or by clicking here.
To secure parking spaces and to support student-athlete scholarships through Cougar Pride for the upcoming season, fans should contact Cougar Pride at 713-743-GoUH or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fans also can visit UHCougars.com and click the Cougar Pride tab for more information.
Fans should remember that purchasing Men's Basketball season tickets will help their standing in the Cougar Pride Priority Point System, which determines seating priority in the new Houston Football Stadium when it opens in August 2014.
Fans receive two Priority Points per sport per account when purchasing Men's Basketball season tickets, and every Priority Point improves each fan's ranking in the System.