Houston lands commitment from junior college forward


Houston and head coach Kelvin Sampson landed a commitment on Sunday as junior college Class of 2015 forward Xavier Dupree committed to the Cougars.

A 6-foot-9 forward from Paris Junior College in Texas, Dupree was originally committed to Arkansas State out of high school before going the junior college route. Dupree committed to Houston while on an official visit to campus this weekend.

According to Jucorecruiting.com‘s Brad Winton, Dupree already took an official visit  to Nevada and had visits set up to LSU on September 18 and Ole Miss on September 26.

Dupree only played 10.3 minutes a game last season and averaged 3.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game, but had a good enough summer to garner high-major interest from multiple programs. Houston is getting a forward that can stretch the floor a bit in Dupree as he knocked down 15 three-pointers last season and can make for a decent perimeter option at the forward.

Sampson hit the junior college ranks hard for Houston’s 2014 class to fill up the roster as the Cougars landed six junior college players for Sampson’s first season at the helm.