Basketball Without Borders, Americas: Allan Houston


Position: Guard
NBA Career Averages
PointsReboundsAssists
17.32.92.4
Height/Weight: 6 ft 6 in / 205 lbs
Born: April 20, 1971
College: Tennessee
Years in the NBA: 12
Teams:
Detroit Pistons (1993-1996)
New York Knicks (1996-2005)

CAREER SNAPSHOT
  • Houston is a two time NBA All Star (2000, 2001) and was a member of the USA Men’s Senior National Team that won the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics
  • Houston ranks 10th on the NBA’s all-time list for career 3-point field goals made.
  • Is credited with #50 of the top 60 greatest playoff moments on NBA.com. In Game 5 of the 1999 Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Houston hit a running jumper with 0.8 seconds left to win the game and the series for the Knicks , who then went on to reach the NBA Finals.

PERSONAL
  • Houston is a friend of US President Barack Obama and hosted fundraisers at his home to raise money for Obama during the 2008 elections.
  • He co-owns the UNK NBA clothing brand.
  • The University of Tennessee retired his number ‘20’ in March of 2011.


  • 40
    players from Latin America and Canada
  • 16
    countries represented
  • 9
    NBA Legends and coaches will run the camp
  • Adonal Foyle
    Foyle, who hails from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was a revered defensive presence during his time in the league. Active in the community, Foyle was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 2009.

  • Allan Houston
    One of the most prolific 3-point shooters in the history of the NBA, Houston's now an assistant general manager for the New York Knicks. After 10 years in New York, he became a fan favorite not only for his play on the court, but his work off of it.

  • Sam Perkins
    An 18-year veteran of the NBA, "Big Smooth" was one of the league's best-shooting big men during his playing days. Before entering the NBA, Perkins co-captained the gold medal-winning US team at the 1984 Olympics.

  • Dominique Wilkins
    "The Human Highlight Film" will bring the skills and knowledge that made him a nine-time All-Star and a 2006 Hall of Fame inductee to the camp, along with the commitment to the community that's made him a legend in Atlanta and around the world.