Preseason basketball practice has been a lot of teaching

UH Hoops continues to prepare for their preseason milestones: an October 21 super-secret scrimmage at Ole Miss and the exhibition against UNC Pembroke a week later.

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Several players said Tuesday they are focused on learning during the dog days of preseason practice.

“It’s a lot of teaching, but it’s been real competitive, too,” Emanuel Sharp said. “It’s October. October is long, and it’s grueling. But we’re learning and putting the pieces together.”

Freshman Jojo Tugler says he’s working on being ready when he’s called upon and adapting to the speed of the collegiate game. He also said he’s enjoyed being coached up by Kelvin Sampson.

“He coaches hard, I was ready for it,” Tugler said. “I’m used to it, being coached hard. I like when somebody coaches hard, I’d rather someone that’s going to coach me, not somebody that’s going to let me do what I want to do.”

Sampson shortened practice Tuesday, a rarity for midweek October. The players scrimmaged and then did individual work. Some video coming later today.

UH News And Notes. Joseph Duarte reports that wide receiver CJ Nelson broke his leg on Monday in practice and will miss the remainder of the season. He played in the first two games.

Mylik Wilson’s broken hand occurred on the first day of practice (October 2). Wilson is expected to be the backup PG, and the medical staff is hopeful he doesn’t miss any game time.

Kris Gardner talked to former UH guard Nate Hinton before the Rockets preseason game Tuesday. “The competitive nature is definitely similar,” Hinton said when comparing the Rockets culture to what he experienced at UH.

UH Golf had a great run through pool play at the Big 12 Match Play event at Houston Oaks. UH beat #2 seed Oklahoma, tied BYU, and beat Cincinnati. But the Coogs lost to Baylor in the first round of bracket play and will meet Oklahoma State Wednesday morning to decide third place. OU transfer Hudson Weibel has been spectacular in the event, winning 2&1 over his former OU teammate, 1-up over BYU, and 6&5 over Baylor, UH’s only win over the Bears. Weibel came into the event on a mission after shooting 69-67-81 in his last event. He went from T4 after two rounds to T30. Weibel never competed for OU in two years in Norman, but in his last two events for UH, he’s shown he can compete at this level.

Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, is proud to be a corporate sponsor as the Official Personal Injury Law Firm for the University of Houston Athletics.

“As a University of Houston alum, I am honored that the University of Houston Athletics chose our firm to be their official and exclusive personal injury law firm,” says Stewart J. Guss, the firm’s founder.