The Houston Roundball Review is an online basketball publication
by: Kris Gardner, United States Basketball Writers Association member. Credentialed media member since 1997. USBWA approved online journalist. Voter of Lowe's Senior CLASS, Naismith, USBWA, and Wooden awards.

Houston Roundball Review Archive: October 2006 Men's Hoops MP3s

Saturday, October 14, 2006
Houston Cougars' 1st day of Practice

HOUSTON, TX (Hofheinz Pavilion) -- The University of Houston men’s basketball team held its first official practice of the 2006-07 season Friday afternoon October 13, in Hofheinz Pavilion.

Ten new players are on Houston’s roster this season. They are Dion Dowell, a transfer from Texas who will begin his Cougar career in December, junior college transfers Robert Lee, Robert McKiver, Marcus Malone, Charlie Jones, Anthony Jones and Tafari Toney, along with freshmen Nick Mosley, Al Jones and Kyle Hatcher.

In addition, 6-11 center Marcus Cousin will sit out the 2006-07 season after transferring from Seton Hall.

Coogs' head coach Tom Penders talked with the media at the beginning of practice.

Here are some of Coach Penders' comments: "...first day..."

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Friday, October 6, 2006
HRR chat w/ John Lucas III

HOUSTON, TX (Toyota Center) -- I had the opportunity to speak with second-year Houston Rockets guard John Lucas III.

We discussed various topics. Check it out -- John Lucas III: "...stay in the league..."

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Rockets' Rafer Alston and Kirk Snyder

HOUSTON, TX (Toyota Center) -- Recently, I had the chance to speak with Houston Rockets' guards Rafer Alston and Kirk Snyder.

Listen to their comments --

Rafer Alston: "...flat out play..."

Kirk Snyder: "...just competition..."

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