With a loaded incoming freshmen class, and with the success of one-and-done stars in the 2006 class like Kevin Durant, Greg Oden and Brandan Wright, the pressure is on for some of the biggest names in recent high school basketball history. O.J. Mayo, Michael Beasley, and Kevin Love are just a few of the kids who will enter campus this fall, trying to prove they can live up to the hype.
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The NBA Draft is finally behind us, where half of this year’s top dozen picks were freshmen. 2008 looks to be no different, with the likes of one-and-doners Derrick Rose, OJ Mayo and Michael Beasley in all likelihood hearing their names called early.
But of course, not all incoming freshmen are already fielding calls from would-be agents. In fact, not every member of the stellar Class of 2007 is even going to the so-called “Big Six” power conferences. Many are going to be thrilling fans at the mid-major level as well.
Houston, TX - University of Houston head basketball coach Tom Penders announced that Yan Moukoury has signed to play for the Cougars in 2007-08. Moukoury is a 6-7, 225-pound power forward from Christian Life High School in Baton Rouge, La.
“Yan is a strong player who has the build of a collegiate player already,” Penders said. “He has a great mid-range game, can step outside to shoot the three and is an excellent defensive player.”