Kevin Houston
Kevin Houston

Class of 1987
Men's Basketball

The most prolific scorer in Army men's basketball history, Kevin Houston graduated with an Academy-record 2,325 career points. A smooth-shooting guard, Houston led the nation in scoring as a senior, averaging an astounding 32.9 points per game during the 1986-87 campaign. His 953 points that season are 271 points higher than any other Black Knight before or since.

Following his remarkable senior year, Houston was named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press (for the second straight season) and United Press International, while also claiming third-team All-American plaudits from the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He became the first Army player to receive the Haggerty Award as the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association's Player of the Year.

Houston earned a bevy of additional plaudits during his career, including the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's rookie of the year award in 1984 and its player of the year citation in 1987. He was a three-time All-MAAC honoree.

A four-time letterwinner, Houston appeared in 113 games, tying Randy Cozzens for the most games played by an Army player. His 53 points against Fordham on Feb. 28, 1987, remain the most markers scored by a Black Knight. Houston's 63 three-point baskets in 1986-87, which came in the first year that the three-point shot was instituted in the collegiate game, stood as Army's record for seven seasons. His .477 three-point percentage that winter has been bested just once in the 20 seasons since.