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Houston adds second junior college recruit in guard Eric Weary

Houston Sampson Basketball

New Houston NCAA college basketball coach Kelvin Sampson signals after being introduced as the head basketball coach Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Houston introduced Sampson confident that he can bring the once-proud program back to prominence and undeterred by his past improprieties with the NCAA. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Billy Smith II)


With leading scorers Danuel House and TaShawn Thomas leaving the program, first-year Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson certainly has room for players who have the ability to make an impact immediately. And after landing a commitment from one junior college guard in Torian Graham, Houston received another from Howard (Texas) JC guard Eric Weary.

Weary announced his decision via his Twitter account, and according to Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle also received interest from schools such as Penn State, Oklahoma State, Western Kentucky and FIU.

“It’s a good opportunity,” Weary told the Houston Chronicle on Sunday. “The plan coach Sampson told me is interesting and the players he has coming in, we’re going to be a really good team.”

Weary averaged 13.0 points and 6.6 rebounds per game this past season, scoring a season-high 27 in a win over McLennan CC on March 5. Weary spent a season at Howard after beginning his college career at New Mexico State.

Without House and Thomas, who combined to averaged 29.0 points per game last season, there will be opportunities for other players to step forward in Sampson’s debut season. The hope is that Weary and Graham will be among the options capable of doing so.

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