Jeff Brohm adds son of former NBA star Allan Houston to Louisville football team as WR

The son of Allan Houston, a Louisville native who went on to play 12 seasons in the NBA, is joining the U of L football team as a graduate transfer.

Allan Houston III, a wide receiver who's spent the past four years at Brown, announced Tuesday night on Twitter that he's headed to his father's hometown school as a walk-on.

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Checking in at 6-feet, 190 pounds, Houston caught 38 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown in 20 games for the Bears from 2021-22. Houston missed most of the 2019 season due to injury, logging just one reception for 8 yards, and the team's 2020 campaign was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a senior, Houston hauled in 18 passes for 120 yards. He scored the lone touchdown of his college career during a 35-28 loss to Harvard in Week 2.

Houston is the fifth wide receiver to transfer into Louisville ahead of Jeff Brohm's inaugural season as head coach. Joining him are Jimmy Calloway (Tennessee), Kevin Coleman Jr. (Jackson State), Jadon Thompson (Cincinnati) and Jamari Thrash (Georgia State).

Allan Houston III, a running back, wide receiver and free safety on the Rye Country Day School football team, photographed Aug. 23, 2018.
Allan Houston III, a running back, wide receiver and free safety on the Rye Country Day School football team, photographed Aug. 23, 2018.

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Houston's father, Allan Jr., shined at Ballard High School during the late 1980s, leading the Bruins to a state championship in 1988 and winning Kentucky's Mr. Basketball award the following year. From 1989-93, he played at Tennessee, where he remains the Volunteers all-time leading scorer with 2,801 points.

After Tennessee, Allan Jr. was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the 11th overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft. He averaged 14.3 points per game across 12 seasons in the professional ranks — three with the Pistons and nine with the New York Knicks — and was named an All-Star in back-to-back campaigns (1990-00, 2000-01). In 1999, he reached the Finals with the Knicks and followed that up a year later by winning a gold medal with the United States at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Houston's grandfather, Allan Wade Houston Sr., was one of the first Black players to sign a basketball scholarship at U of L in 1962. He coached Male High School to two state championships during the early 1970s, then joined Denny Crum's staff as an assistant in 1975. On April 3, 1989, Tennessee hired Houston Sr. as the first Black head coach in Southeastern Conference men's basketball history.

Houston's bio on Brown football's website lists his hometown as Greenwich, Connecticut. He has six siblings and attended Rye Country Day (N.Y.), where he earned first-team All-State honors in football and basketball while turning in standout performances on the track and field team.

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