2016-2017 Houston Cougars

2016-2017 Houston Cougars Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
3 Armoni Brooks Fr SG 6-4 180 - Round Rock (TX) United States McNeil High School
15 Devin Davis Jr F 6-7 230 Mar 29, 1995 Indianapolis (IN) United States Warren Central High School
21 Damyean Dotson Sr SG 6-6 205 May 6, 1994 Houston (TX) United States Yates High School
5 Morris Dunnigan Jr G 6-3 195 Nov 26, 1994 Joliet (IL) United States Joliet West High School
1 Xavier Dupree Sr SF 6-9 210 - Houston (TX) United States Alief Taylor High School
32 Rob Gray Jr SG 6-2 185 - Forest City (NC) United States Christ School
30 Mateen Hirbod Fr G 6-2 185 - Danville (CA) United States Bentley School
0 Chicken Knowles Sr PF 6-10 200 Nov 2, 1992 Houston (TX) United States Homeschool Christian Youth Association
33 Kyle Meyer Sr PF 6-10 230 Oct 17, 1993 Alpharetta (GA) United States Northview High School
13 Bertrand Nkali Sr F 6-9 235 May 27, 1992 Bertoua Cameroon Arlington Country Day School
25 Galen Robinson, Jr. So PG 6-1 190 - Houston (TX) United States Westbury Christian School
20 Valentine Sangoyomi Jr C 6-9 250 - Lagos Nigeria Erie First Christian Academy
12 Wes VanBeck Jr G 6-2 190 Jan 20, 1996 Houston (TX) United States Westside High School

Recent Houston Cougars History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2016-2017 22-11 (12-6) 3rd (AAC) 2nd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2015-2016 22-10 (12-6) 3rd (AAC) 2nd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2014-2015 13-19 (4-14) 10th (AAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2013-2014 17-16 (8-10) 6th (AAC) 3rd Rnd N/A
2012-2013 20-13 (7-9) 7th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd CBI 2nd Rnd
2011-2012 15-15 (7-9) 8th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2010-2011 12-18 (4-12) 11th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2009-2010 19-16 (7-9) 7th (C-USA) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2008-2009 21-12 (10-6) 4th (C-USA) 3rd Rnd CBI 1st Rnd
2007-2008 24-10 (11-5) 3rd (C-USA) 2nd Rnd CBI 2nd Rnd
2006-2007 18-15 (10-6) 3rd (C-USA) Runner Up N/A
2005-2006 21-10 (9-5) 4th (C-USA) 3rd Rnd NIT 3rd Rnd
2004-2005 18-14 (9-7) 6th (C-USA) 1st Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2003-2004 9-18 (3-13) 13th (C-USA) N/A N/A
2002-2003 8-20 (6-10) 11th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A

2016-2017 Houston Cougars Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Damyean Dotson NABC All-District (25) Second Team
Rob Gray NABC All-District (25) Second Team
Damyean Dotson All-AAC First Team
Rob Gray All-AAC First Team
Rob Gray AAC Player of the Week (Jan 2, 2017)

2016-2017 Houston Cougars Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. Robinson, Jr. R. Gray D. Dotson D. Davis K. Meyer
Rotation W. VanBeck     C. Knowles  
Rotation       B. Nkali  
Lim PT M. Hirbod A. Brooks X. Dupree    
Lim PT   M. Dunnigan      

2016-2017 Houston Cougars Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Rob Gray 32 32.0 20.4 3.7 2.9 1.2 0.2 2.2
Damyean Dotson 33 34.1 17.5 6.8 1.1 0.9 0.2 1.1
Devin Davis 21 20.5 7.9 5.1 1.0 0.7 0.5 1.7
Chicken Knowles 32 22.8 7.6 3.9 0.5 0.3 0.9 0.9
Wes VanBeck 33 22.2 7.5 2.6 1.6 0.5 0.1 1.0
Galen Robinson, Jr. 33 32.1 6.6 3.2 4.8 0.9 0.1 1.9
Armoni Brooks 29 12.2 4.3 2.2 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.5
Morris Dunnigan 21 6.8 2.7 0.9 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.3
Kyle Meyer 33 16.2 2.2 3.5 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.6
Bertrand Nkali 32 11.3 1.5 2.2 0.1 0.2 1.2 0.3
Xavier Dupree 18 6.6 1.3 1.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4
Mateen Hirbod 10 1.7 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1

2016-2017 Houston Cougars Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Kelvin Sampson Head Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Houston Rockets, 2011 to 2014)
Alvin Brooks Assistant Coach 1986-1987 N/A
Kellen Sampson Assistant Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Appalachian State, 2011 to 2014)
Talvin Hester Assistant Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Stephen F. Austin, 2012 to 2013)
Hunter Yurachek Athletic Director 2015-2016 N/A
Louis Reynaud Director of Basketball Operations 2016-2017 Special Assistant (Houston, 2014 to 2016)
K.C. Beard Video Coordinator 2014-2015 N/A
Hollis Price Director of Player Development 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Texas Legends, 2013 to 2014)
Michael O'Shea Head Athletic Trainer 1993-1994 N/A