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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.
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.
NY DAILY NEWS
ALL CITY TEAM
NJCAA FIRST TEM
NABC DISTRICT II
FINALIST IN NIKE
MVP & LEADING
FIBA EURO Cup
PLAYER OF THE YEAR