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Cougars Add Guard Depth For Next Season

Cougars bolster guard depth, add Womack to talented draft class.

Tione Womack is the newest member of the Houston Cougars basketball team.
Tione Womack is the newest member of the Houston Cougars basketball team.

The Cougars haven't done much following a NCAA Tournament berth back in 2010. Houston (15-15, 7-9 C-USA) last season were a disappointing basketball team to say the least. The frowns are now smiles on campus at the University of Houston with a stellar incoming draft class of freshman and junior college transfers that look get the Cougars back on track.

Houston added guard Tione Womack to that class. A two-year stud at Hagerstown Community College, Womack led them to a 54-11 record in his stay and will come to Houston with two years of eligibility remaining. The 6-foot-1, 170 pound Womack will fill a void at guard the Cougars had all last season.

Houston only had one guard average double-figures last season in freshman Joseph Young who averaged 11,3 points per game. Senior guard Darian Thibodeaux departs after only averaging 5.8 points per game last season.

Womack, from Baltimore, Maryland is a quick and savy point guard who can defend and he plays with a pass-first mentality. Womack will join a #14 ranked draft class that is poised for a solid season with Young returning and upstart forward Tashawn Thomas (10.7 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game).

Also in Womack's recruiting class are freshman Daniel House, Danrad Knowles, Valentine Izundu and junior guard Brandon Morris. The freshman are all from Texas and Morris is a Louisiana product who attended Kansas City Community College.

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