Possible future Cougars
visit campus this weekend
By Jake McKim
Daily Cougar Staff
The spring recruiting wars started the
second the season ended on March 7 for Cougar head men's basketball coach
Ray McCallum and his staff.
According to Rivals.com, two of the players
McCallum has targeted will be making official visits to the UH campus this
The Cougars hope to add to an already strong
mix of talent that includes freshman center Alton Ford, sophomore forward
George Williams, junior forward Louis Truscott and sophomore guard Kevin
Marcus Hatten, a 6-2, 170-pound guard from
Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Fla., is highly coveted by
several programs. He has apparently narrowed his decision between Iowa
State and Houston. Hatten averaged 16 points and 5.8 rebounds for Tallahassee
last season and would be a dynamic addition to the Cougars' guard rotation.
Six-foot six-inch, 225-pound forward Nick
Jones of Aquinas Junior College in Nashville, Tenn. will also visit the
campus April 6-8. Jones averaged 18 points and 8.8 rebounds per game for
Aquinas last season and would provide necessary bulk down low for the Cougars.
McCallum and his staff are rumored to be
recruiting several high school and junior college players from across the
nation, hoping to score two to three players in the coming spring signing
period that begins April 11.