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KEVIN HOUSTON is the founder of Rise as One AAU and The Basketball Factory and the director of The House of Sports Facility. His distinguished career as a collegiate and professional basketball player as well as years of coaching top players have given him the experience and knowledge necessary to lead an elite basketball program. He has designed Rise as One AAU basketball to be an AAU program unlike any other in the state. His programs use the same intense, progressive techniques taught at the collegiate and professional levels.  The result is reflected in the consistent success of RA1 teams and players. 

 

Awards and Honors: 

These represent only the most prestigious of the numerous awards and honors Kevin has received. 

 

Inducted into Hall of Fame, Seward County Community College- 2016

Austrian Bundesliga Player of the Year -2010

Eurobasket.com All-Austrian Bundesliga Forward of the Year -2010

Eurobasket.com All-Austrian Bundesliga Import Player of the Year 2010

Eurobasket.com All-Austrian Bundesliga 1st Team -2010, 2011

Eurobasket.com Austrian Bundesliga All-Imports Team -2010, 2011

Leading Scorer of the Regular Season of Austrian League -2010

Slovakian League Regular Season Champion – 2009

Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Imports Team – 2007

Belgian League Regular Season Runner-Up – 2006

Eurobasket.com FIBA EuroCup All-Imports Team – 2006

Most Valuable Player of the Belgian League – 2005

Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Imports Team – 2005

2002 Finalist in Nike Battleground (one-on-one competition): New York

Austrian Bundesliga A Semifinals -10, -11

Slovakian League Finalist – 2009

Belgian League Finalist – 2006

Belgian Cup Winner – 2006

FIBA EuroCup Quarterfinals – 2006

Leading Scorer of Belgian League – 2005

Belgian Cup Winner – 2005

Belgian Cup Semifinals – 2004

Denver Nuggets NBA Camp, 2001

Led the Bonnies in scoring (19.5 ppg, 36th in nation), rebounding (6.9 rpg), three-point field goals (75) and free throw percentage (81.3 percent)

One of only three players in the Atlantic 10’s top 10 in scoring and rebounding

Broke St Bonaventure school’s single-season record for three-pointers made

NABC/Chevrolet District II, Second Team – 2001

Earned Atlantic 10 Conference Second Team honors  – 2001

All-NCAA Team touring Italy -2000

Seward County Community College – Second All-Time Leading Scorer

NJCAA First Team All-American – 1998

NJCAA Tournament Champions, Region VI – 1998

NJCAA First Team All-Tournament – 1998

NJCAA Region VI Most Valuable Player – 1998

NJCAA All-Region VI Team – 1998, 1997

NJCAA Sportsmanship Award – 1998

Jayhawk West Conference MVP – 1998

NJCAA Tournament, Third Place – 1998

Jayhawk West Conference Champions – 1998

Jayhawk West Freshman of the Year – 1997

NYC PSAL All District Team – 1996

NY Daily News 2nd Team All City Team -1996

Testimonial: 

"Kevin has the ability to inspire players in this generation that's important because they want to achieve the same things Kevin has accomplished and that is to be successful."

Leonard Hamilton Head Coach, Florida St University

2020-01-08T17:27:53-05:00

"Kevin was one of the best players I ever coached not because of his physical gifts or talent. His work ethic was second to none. He would spend hours upon hours after practice working on how to get better and that was at the age of 34. Kevin not only helped our team finish at the top of our league. He helped a lot of our young players develop by teaching them how to be a professional."  

Andrea Meghelli Head Coach Vienna Club(Europe)

2020-01-08T17:11:09-05:00

 

Biography: 

As a native of Brooklyn, 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 have allowed him to excel at all levels of basketball. Kevin attended the prestigious John Jay High School in Brooklyn which has produced some of New York City’s best players. After earning a spot on the All-City Second Team, Kevin accepted a scholarship to Seward Community College in Kansas. In 2016 he was inducted into the SCC Hall of Fame.

After two accomplished years as a Junior College All-American, Kevin considered several scholarship offers before deciding to attend University of Miami (FL). Kevin played for Miami 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 played professionally in Europe for ten years. Kevin continued to raise his game as he played on the highest levels in Europe. He played in the EuroCup and was named to the first team All Import Team. Kevin was 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 only a handful of players to win two Most Valuable Players awards in two different countries.

In 2011, Kevin retired from playing basketball, but it is still his passion. Kevin now channels his dedication and love for the game into developing players in the Northern New Jersey area. Kevin’s extensive knowledge and experience have given him success in individual training, program development, and directing high-level AAU basketball. Kevin has helped to train over 35 collegiate basketball players as well as numerous NBA and European professional players.

NY DAILY NEWS
ALL CITY TEAM
1996

NJCAA FIRST TEM
ALL-AMERICAN
1998

A-10 Conference
Second Team
2001

NABC DISTRICT II
SECOND TEAM
2001

DENVER NUGGETS
NBA CAMP
2001

FINALIST IN NIKE
BATTLEGROUND NYC
2002

MVP & LEADING
SCORER
BELGIAN LEAGUE
2005

FIBA EURO Cup
ALL-IMPORTS TEAM
2006

BELGIAN LEAGUE
ALL-IMPORTS TEAM
2007

LEADING SCORER
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
AUSTRIAN BUNDESLIGA
2010

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