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Jamal Shead announces commitment to Coogs

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POSTED: May 27, 2019 -- 4:53 p.m. CT

Monday afternoon, Jamal Shead, 6'1", 175 pound guard, from Manor High School, announced his commitment to the University of Houston and the Houston Cougars' Men's Basketball program.

Shead plays basketball for Drive Nation on the Nike EYBL grassroots circuit. Currently, per 24/7 Sports, Shead is averaging 12.9 points and 6.8 assists per contest for Drive Nation in the Nike EYBL.

Jamal excels at defense; and, his offense continues to improve.

Shead told me, "I've been told I'm a Galen 2.0 that shoots better."


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The Galen Shead refers to is point guard Galen Robinson Jr. who left an indelible mark in Houston Cougars basketball during his four years of basketball for Houston.

Robinson set a UH record by playing in 136 games at Houston; and, he finished his UH career as one of 2 players (joining Michael Young, 1980-'1984) to win 100 plus games.

Robinson dished out 573 assists in his college career to rank fourth at UH.

Shead plans to leave his mark on UH basketball, too.

"I intend to do the same!", Shead proclaimed.

Shead joins Tramon Mark (6'5") in verbal commits to Houston from the Class of 2020. Mark announced his commitment to UH last month (April 18).

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