KEVIN HOUSTON is the founder of Rise as One AAU and he is the director at The House of Sports Facility. As a native of Brooklyn, New York, Kevin developed his skills by playing street ball and competing against some of the best players in the world. His extraordinary work ethic and determination has allowed him to excel at all levels of basketball. Kevin attended the prestigious John Jay High School in Brooklyn where some of New York City’s best players have emerged. After earning a spot on the All-City Second Team, Kevin accepted a scholarship to Seward Community College in Kansas. Where in 2016 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
After two tremendous years as a Junior College All-American, Kevin considered several scholarships offers before deciding to attend, University of Miami (FL). There, Kevin played for one season before transferring to Saint Bonaventure University. In 2001, he was named team captain. Kevin finished his senior year by earning NABC/Chevrolet District II Second Team honors as well as earning a spot on the Atlantic 10 All Conference Second Team.
After a decorated college career, Kevin continued his basketball by playing professionally in Europe for ten years. Kevin continued to raise his game as he played on the highest levels in Europe the EuroCup where he was named to the first team All import team. The exposure leads to Kevin being the leading scorer and Most Valuable Player of the Belgian League in 2005. In 2009, Kevin and his team were the regular season champions of the Slovakian League where he set a Slovakian single game playoff record by scoring 55 points. While playing in Austria, Kevin was the leading scorer, Forward of the Year, and Player of the Year for 2010. Kevin is one of a hand full of players to win two Most Valuable Players awards in two different countries.
In 2011, Kevin retired from playing basketball but it is still the center of his life. Kevin’s dedication and love for the game is now directed towards developing players in the Northern New Jersey area. Kevin’s extensive knowledge and experience allows him to be successful with individual training, development programs and AAU basketball for players looking for exposure. Kevin has helped to train over thirty-five collegiate basketball players as well as numerous NBA and European professional players.