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KEVIN HOUSTON is the founder of Rise as One AAU and The Basketball Factory and the director of The House of Sports Facility.
His distinguished career as a collegiate and professional basketball player as well as years of coaching top players have given him the experience and knowledge necessary to lead an elite basketball program.
He has designed Rise as One AAU basketball to be an AAU program unlike any other in the state. His programs use the same intense, progressive techniques taught at the collegiate and professional levels. The result is reflected in the consistent success of RA1 teams and players.


Biography:
As a native of Brooklyn, Kevin developed his skills by playing street ball and competing against some of the best players in the world. His extraordinary work ethic and determination have allowed him to excel at all levels of basketball. Kevin attended the prestigious John Jay High School in Brooklyn which has produced some of New York City’s best players. After earning a spot on the All-City Second Team, Kevin accepted a scholarship to Seward Community College in Kansas. In 2016 he was inducted into the SCC Hall of Fame.
After two accomplished years as a Junior College All-American, Kevin considered several scholarship offers before deciding to attend University of Miami (FL). Kevin played for Miami one season before transferring to Saint Bonaventure University. In 2001, he was named team captain. Kevin finished his senior year by earning NABC/Chevrolet District II Second Team honors as well as earning a spot on the Atlantic 10 All Conference Second Team.


As a native of Brooklyn, Kevin developed his skills on the streets, competing against some of the best players in the world in a winner-take-all environment.

He took that raw passion for the game and refined it—with the work ethic and determination at the prestigious John Jay High School in Brooklyn, which has produced some of New York City’s best players.

After earning a spot on the All-City Second Team, Kevin then accepted a scholarship to Seward Community College in Kansas. In 2016, he was inducted into the SCC Hall of Fame.

After two years as a Junior College All-American, Kevin considered several scholarships offers before heading to the University of Miami.

After playing for the Hurricanes for one season, Kevin then transferred to Saint Bonaventure University, where he was promoted to a 2001 team captain title. Kevin finally finished his senior year by earning NABC/Chevrolet District II Second Team Honors as well as earning a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team.

Following graduation, Kevin took his career overseas, playing a decade of professional basketball in the highest leagues in Europe.

During his overseas career, he was named:

• First-team, All-Import Team in the EuroCup
• Leading scorer and MVP of the Belgian League in 2005
• Regular-season champions of the Slovakian League in 2009 and even set a Slovakian single-game playoff record by scoring 55 points
• Leading scorer, Forward of the Year, and Player of the Year for 2010 in Austria

Kevin is also one of only a handful of players to win two MVP awards in two different countries.

In 2011, Kevin retired from playing basketball but found a different way to pursue his passion. Nowadays, you can find Kevin on the court, channeling his dedication and love for the game by developing players as a coach, director, and program coordinator in the Northern New Jersey area.

From individual training, program development, and directing high-level AAU basketball, Kevin has helped over 35 collegiate players, and numerous NBA and European professional players reach their goals.

“I recruited Kevin when I was at the University of Tulsa and two things that have never changed his work ethic and dedication.”

NORM ROBERTS ASSISTANT COACH UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

“Kevin has the ability to inspire players in this generation that’s important because they want to achieve the same things Kevin has accomplished and that is to be successful.”

LEONARD HAMILTON HEAD COACH FLORIDA ST UNIVERSITY

“The hard work Kevin put in as a player is the same work ethic that he brings in developing and improving players.”

SCOTT HOWARD CHARLOTTE BOBCATS DIRECTOR OF SCOUTING

“I worked out with Kevin for two year’s and he always went into the gym with a purpose. He was well organized and knew what specific drills he wanted to work on to get us better. It was that attention to detail is the reason why we won a championship our second year.”

MARLON SEARS ASSISTANT COACH COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

“Kevin was one of the best players I ever coached not because of his physical gifts or talent. His work ethic was second to none. He would spend hours upon hours after practice working on how to get better and that was at the age of 34. Kevin not only helped our team finish at the top of our league. He helped a lot of our young players develop by teaching them how to be a professional.”

Andrea Meghelli Head Coach Vienna Club(Europe)

“There is no better person to teach the youth the game of basketball. His passion to make every player better is the same as when I coached him at St Bonaventure. He is a leader and shows others by example.”

JIM BARON A10 CONFERENCE HALL OF FAME HEAD COACH

“I’ve been through many workouts with a lot of different trainers in the USA and Europe, none compared to Kevin and his staff. The workout was only for an hour and focused on every aspect of basketball.”

IAN HANAVAN HEAD COACH OF PHOENIX BRUSSEL (EUROPE)

“If I was a parent deciding who would my son/daughter learn basketball. I would choose Kevin simply because to find someone with his basketball experience is rare.”

MICHEAL HUGER HEAD COACH BOWLING GREEN UNIVERSITY

VIDEO:

SIGTV brings you back to some of the greatest moments in the history of the club. In this episode of SIG Classics, Kevin Houston’s huge match against Chalon in the 2007/08 season. Scoring 31pts including an amazing 8/10 from 3pts, his 42 evaluation is the best single-game in club history.

KEVIN HOUSTON PICTURE GALLERY:

KEVIN HOUSTON is the founder of Rise as One AAU and The Basketball Factory and the director of The House of Sports Facility. His distinguished career as a collegiate and professional basketball player as well as years of coaching top players have given him the experience and knowledge necessary to lead an elite basketball program. He has designed Rise as One AAU basketball to be an AAU program unlike any other in the state. His programs use the same intense, progressive techniques taught at the collegiate and professional levels. The result is reflected in the consistent success of RA1 teams and players.

NY DAILY NEWS
ALL CITY TEAM
1996

NJCAA FIRST TEM
ALL-AMERICAN
1998

A-10 Conference
Second Team
2001

NABC DISTRICT II
SECOND TEAM
2001

DENVER NUGGETS
NBA CAMP
2001

FINALIST IN NIKE
BATTLEGROUND NYC
2002

MVP & LEADING
SCORER
BELGIAN LEAGUE
2005

FIBA EURO Cup
ALL-IMPORTS TEAM
2006

BELGIAN LEAGUE
ALL-IMPORTS TEAM
2007

LEADING SCORER
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
AUSTRIAN BUNDESLIGA
2010