#3 S. Jerrell Houston

HT. 6' 8"
WT. 220
YR. Jr.
PREV. SCHOOL Miss. State

2007-08 (Junior): Started 30-of-32 games played...Played 866 minutes averaging 21.7 minutes per game...Shot 145-of-297 for 48 percent scoring a total of 371 points averaging 11.6 points per game...Shot 5-of-19 from three point range for 26 percent. Totaled 195 rebounds (66 offensive, 129 defensive) averaging 6.1 rebounds per game...Led team with 36 blocks...Tallied 63 assists and 49 steals...Scored career high 25 points against Austin Peay (03/08/08)...Hauled in career high 14 rebounds against Southeast Missouri (1/17/08)...Recorded career high five blocks against Jacksonville State (1/29/08)...Recorded career high five steals versus Tennessee Tech (02/08/08).

2006-07 (Sophomore): Transfered from Mississippi State and was cleared to play last half of the season...Started 4-of-5 games played...Made first career start against Murray State (02/14/07)...Shot 20-of-54 for 37 percent from the field...Played 157 minutes averaging 31.4 minutes per game...Played a career high 38 minutes against Austin Peay (02/27/07)...Scored a total of 46 points averaging 9.2 points per game...Shot 3-of-18 from three point range for 16 percent. Totaled 21 rebounds (5 offensive, 16 defensive) averaging 4.2 rebounds per game...Tallied 6 blocks, 14 assists and 9 steals...Scored season high 16 points against Eastern Kentucky (02/24/07)...Hauled in season high 7 rebounds against Morehead State (02/22/07)...Recorded season high four blocks against Austin Peay (02/27/07)...Recorded season high two steals on four occasions.

2005-06 (Freshman at Missippi State): Played in 13 games as a redshirt freshman... Played in his last game for the Bulldogs on 1/14/06... Averaged 2.3 points and 2.2 rebounds in his brief tenure for the Southeastern Conference school... made his only start against Southeast Louisiana...Finished with 29 rebounds, eleven steals, five assists, three blocked shots, and averaged 2.3 points-per-game in 147 minutes played...Registered a season high seven points along with two rebounds and two steals versus Akron...Totaled six points, three rebounds, and three assists against Jacksonville State.

Memphis East High School: Prepped for head coach Reginald Mosby...Tabbed as one of the top prospects in the city as well as Tennessee...A three-year starter and two-time all-district performer...Was voted team MVP after averaging around 16 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three assists per game as a senior...Named to The Commercial Appeal’s 2003-04 Boys Class AAA All-Metro team, in addition to earning honorable mention status by The Associated Press... Was rated 103rd among the nation’s top high school seniors by The Hoop Scoop and ranked 106th nationally by RivalsHoops.com...Helped Sports Reach to a 7-0 record on a goodwill tour of the Far East during the summer of 2005...Averaged 12.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

FULL NAME: Samuel Jerrell Houston

Personal: Son of Jacquelyn Houston... Born June 17, 1985... Major: Education