Providing a first-rate training center for the towering student athletes who play basketball is, you might say, a tall order.
But UH is giving it a shot.
Construction has recently begun on the new Basketball Development Facility, a $25 million project adjacent to Hofheinz Pavilion on the UH campus. The two-story, 53,000 square-foot building will feature separate practice courts for both the men’s and women’s teams, sports performance and sports medicine areas, locker rooms as well as academic and film study rooms and offices for coaching and support
“When you are playing in a conference with the defending national champion and other tradition-rich programs, we need to have competitive advantages like those this facility will provide,” men’s head coach Kelvin Sampson said. “Teams become better from October to March. For players to get better, it has to be from March to October. We will now have a place where our players can practice, work out, shoot, develop chemistry and improve their work ethics. They can do this, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with this facility.”