The college basketball season just ended, but it’s never too early to dream about next season’s possibilities, especially with such a bright future expected for University of Houston men’s basketball!
It turns out Houstonians and Cougar fans aren’t alone with their optimism.
Shortly after Kansas won the national title over North Carolina on Monday evening, ESPN released their “way too early” poll for the 2022-23 season predicting which teams might be the best in the nation, and UH was second in their rankings, with Arkansas taking their top prognosticated spot.
In the article, ESPN writer Jeff Borzello cited the return of top scorers Marcus Sasser and Tramon Mark, both of whom were lost to injury this past year, as well as highly-touted incoming freshmen Jarace Walker and Terrance Arceneaux as big reasons for the optimism, combined with head coach Kelvin Sampson’s proven track record for success.
Houston is coming off three straight trips to at least the Sweet 16 and two straight appearances in at least the Elite Eight with a Final Four berth mixed in. This past season, despite the injuries in December to both Sasser and Mark, the Cougars still finished with a 32-6 record with a conference title and that run to the Elite Eight.