In a recent CBS Sports article, there’s an excellent blurb about the Houston Cougars for this upcoming basketball season, calling the Cougars a sleep in The American:
The Cougars went 13-19 last year in Kelvin Sampson’s first season and other than an opening night win at Murray State, they rarely looked capable. That will change very soon. Sampson brings in two high-level additions in Purdue transfer Ronnie Johnson (10.8 points in 2013-14) and former Oregon wing Damyean Dotson (11.4 points, 3.4 rebounds) who figure to be immediate contributors while freshman point guard Galen Robinson is considered a steal in most recruiting circles. The 6-foot Robinson is a pass-first floor general in the Fred Van Vleet mold who should add to this team’s perimeter depth along with JUCO import Rob Gray. Throw in returnees like Devonta Pollard, Danrad “Chicken” Knowles, and L.J. Rose as well as a coach like Sampson and you’ve got a potential headache for opposing teams in the American. Expect the Cougars to be right behind SMU, UConn, Cincinnati, and Memphis.