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KEVIN HOUSTON is the founder of the Rise as One AAU basketball program, owner and founder of The Basketball Factory organization, and director of The House of Sports Facility.

His collegiate and professional basketball playing career and his coaching career training elite athletes over the years have both given him the experience and knowledge necessary to lead a successful, elite basketball program.

His Rise as One AAU basketball program is unlike any other in the state. Using the same intense, progressive techniques taught at the collegiate and professional levels, Kevin’s program reaps results, reflected in the consistent success of both RA1 teams and players.

Biography:
As a native of Brooklyn, Kevin developed his skills by playing streetball 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 scholarships offers before deciding to attend the 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.

As a native of Brooklyn, Kevin developed his skills on the streets, competing against some of the best players in the world in a winner-take-all environment.

He took that raw passion for the game and refined it—with the work ethic and determination at 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 then accepted a scholarship to Seward Community College in Kansas. In 2016, he was inducted into the SCC Hall of Fame.

After two years as a Junior College All-American, Kevin considered several scholarships offers before heading to the University of Miami.

After playing for the Hurricanes for one season, Kevin then transferred to Saint Bonaventure University, where he was promoted to a 2001 team captain title. Kevin finally 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.

Following graduation, Kevin took his career overseas, playing a decade of professional basketball in the highest leagues in Europe.

During his overseas career, he was named:

• First-team, All-Import Team in the EuroCup
• Leading scorer and MVP of the Belgian League in 2005
• Regular-season champions of the Slovakian League in 2009 and even set a Slovakian single-game playoff record by scoring 55 points
• Leading scorer, Forward of the Year, and Player of the Year for 2010 in Austria

Kevin is also one of only a handful of players to win two MVP awards in two different countries.

In 2011, Kevin retired from playing basketball but found a different way to pursue his passion. Nowadays, you can find Kevin on the court, channeling his dedication and love for the game by developing players as a coach, director, and program coordinator in the Northern New Jersey area.

From individual training, program development, and directing high-level AAU basketball, Kevin has helped over 35 collegiate players, and numerous NBA and European professional players reach their goals.

""I recruited Kevin when I was at the University of Tulsa and there are two things that never changed: his work ethic and dedication." "

   

Norm Roberts, ASSISTANT COACH at UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

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Norm Roberts, ASSISTANT COACH at UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

""I recruited Kevin when I was at the University of Tulsa and there are two things that never changed: his work ethic and dedication." "    
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"Kevin was one of the best players I ever coached—not because of his physical gifts or talent—but his work ethic was second to none. He would spend hours upon hours after practice, working on how to get better—even at the age of 34. Kevin not only helped our team finish at the top of our league, but he helped a lot of our younger players develop by teaching them how to be a professional player."

 

Andrea Meghelli, HEAD COACH at ARKADIA TRAISKIRCHEN LIONS

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Andrea Meghelli, HEAD COACH at ARKADIA TRAISKIRCHEN LIONS

"Kevin was one of the best players I ever coached—not because of his physical gifts or talent—but his work ethic was second to none. He would spend hours upon hours after practice, working on how to get better—even at the age of 34. Kevin not only helped our team finish at the top of our league, but he helped a lot of our younger players develop by teaching them how to be a professional player."  
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"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 at FLORIDA ST. UNIVERSITY

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Leonard Hamilton, HEAD COACH at FLORIDA ST. UNIVERSITY

"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."    
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"There is no better person to teach the youth the game of basketball. His passion to make every player better is the same as when I coached him at St Bonaventure. He is a leader and shows others by example."

 

 Jim Baron, A10 CONFERENCE HALL OF FAME HEAD COACH

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 Jim Baron, A10 CONFERENCE HALL OF FAME HEAD COACH

"There is no better person to teach the youth the game of basketball. His passion to make every player better is the same as when I coached him at St Bonaventure. He is a leader and shows others by example."  
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"The hard work Kevin put in as a player is the same work ethic that he brings in developing and improving players."

 

Scott Howard, CHARLOTTE BOBCATS’ DIRECTOR OF SCOUTING

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Scott Howard, CHARLOTTE BOBCATS’ DIRECTOR OF SCOUTING

"The hard work Kevin put in as a player is the same work ethic that he brings in developing and improving players."  
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“I've been through many workouts with a lot of different trainers in the USA and Europe, but none compare to Kevin and his staff. The workout was only for an hour but focused on EVERY aspect of basketball.”

 

Ian Hanavan, HEAD COACH at PHOENIX BRUSSELS

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Ian Hanavan, HEAD COACH at PHOENIX BRUSSELS

“I've been through many workouts with a lot of different trainers in the USA and Europe, but none compare to Kevin and his staff. The workout was only for an hour but focused on EVERY aspect of basketball.”  
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"I worked out with Kevin for two years and he always went into the gym with a purpose. He was well organized and knew what specific drills he wanted to work on to help us get better. That attention to detail was the reason why we won a championship our second year."

 

Marlon Sears, ASSISTANT COACH at COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 

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Marlon Sears, ASSISTANT COACH at COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY 

"I worked out with Kevin for two years and he always went into the gym with a purpose. He was well organized and knew what specific drills he wanted to work on to help us get better. That attention to detail was the reason why we won a championship our second year."  
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"If I was a parent deciding who would teach my son or daughter the game of basketball, I would choose Kevin—simply because finding someone with his basketball experience is rare."

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Michael Huger, HEAD COACH at BOWLING GREEN UNIVERSITY

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Michael Huger, HEAD COACH at BOWLING GREEN UNIVERSITY

"If I was a parent deciding who would teach my son or daughter the game of basketball, I would choose Kevin—simply because finding someone with his basketball experience is rare." /span>
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VIDEO:
SIG Strasbourg and SIGTV brings us back to some of the greatest moments in the history of the club—featuring Kevin Houston.

In this episode of SIG Classics, highlights from this monumental match against Chalon in the 2007/08 season features Kevin scoring 31 points in the match, including an amazing 8/10 from 3 points.

His 42 evaluation is the best single-game in Strasbourg Club history.

KEVIN HOUSTON PICTURE GALLERY:
From the start of his basketball-playing career in school to his successful years playing in college and overseas, Kevin always gave it his best shot.

Now here are his best shots—a few highlights of a lifetime of basketball accomplishments in Kevin’s career, captured in images:

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