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Danuel Kennedy House Jr. (born June 7, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of college basketball for the Houston Cougars before transferring to Texas A&M. During his senior season at Texas A&M, he was instrumental in the Aggies' first share of a regular-season Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship, as well as their run to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

Danuel House
Danuel House.jpg
House playing for Texas A&M
No. 4 – Houston Rockets
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1993-06-07) June 7, 1993 (age 26)
Houston, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolHightower (Missouri City, Texas)
College
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2017Washington Wizards
2016–2017Delaware 87ers
2017Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2017–2018Phoenix Suns
2017–2018Northern Arizona Suns
2018Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2018–presentHouston Rockets
2018–2019→Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Career highlights and awards
  • AP honorable mention All-American (2016)
  • First-team All-SEC (2015)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2016)
  • C-USA Freshman of the Year (2013)
  • C-USA All-Freshman Team (2013)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Contents

High school careerEdit

House attended Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas. As a junior, he averaged 13.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 1.1 blocks and 1.3 assists per game and was named All-District 23-5A First-Team honoree. He averaged 26.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.5 steals per game as a senior and was one of 10 finalists for the Guy V. Lewis Award, an award given to the best player in the Greater Houston area. That season, the Hightower Hurricanes finished with an overall record of 29–9 and a Regional championship game berth. House was ranked 15th in the 2012 class by ESPNU 100 and 26th overall by Scout.com. House committed to Houston over Ohio State, Baylor, Texas, Georgetown, and Kansas.[1]

College careerEdit

University of Houston (2012–2014)Edit

House began his collegiate career at Houston, where he averaged 12.4 points per game as a freshman while competing in 33 games with 27 starts. He was named C-USA Freshman of the Year, the first in school history to receive the honor. In the first round of the College Basketball Invitational, House hit the game-winning shot against Texas with 17 seconds left. As a sophomore, he was the Cougars' leading scorer and rebounder with 13.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, and led the team to the conference semifinals. After the 2013–14 season, House left the team for personal reasons.[2]

Texas A&M University (2014–2016)Edit

For his junior season, House transferred to Texas A&M. After missing the first three games, he received an NCAA waiver allowing him to play for the Aggies in the 2014–15 season. He averaged 16.2 points per game and earned first-team All-SEC honors. House suffered a foot injury near the end of the season and missed the team's final four games. During his senior season, House averaged 15.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game and scored at least 20 points in nine games. For the first three games of the season, House scored a total of 50 points in wins over USC Upstate, Southeastern Louisiana, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Aggies went to the Battle 4 Atlantis finals, losing to Syracuse 74–67. Along the way, the Aggies beat former rival Texas and upset No. 10 Gonzaga with House scoring 19 in each contest. The Aggies finished the regular season with 13 wins, sharing the SEC championship with Kentucky. In the SEC Tournament, House averaged 17.0 points per game and scored 32 in the championship game against Kentucky, where the Aggies lost 82–77 in overtime. In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, House scored 20 points in 26 minutes to defeat the Green Bay Phoenix 92–65. In the second round, the Aggies faced the #11 seed Northern Iowa Panthers. By the 5:14 mark in the second half, House had not scored any points[3] and ended with 22 in a double-overtime game where the Aggies overcame a 12-point deficit with 44 seconds remaining in regulation to win 92–88. It was the largest last-minute comeback in NCAA basketball history.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Washington Wizards (2016–2017)Edit

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, House joined the Washington Wizards for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[5] On September 23, 2016, he signed with the Wizards.[6] House made his NBA debut on November 11, 2016, recording one rebound in 50 seconds of action against the Cleveland Cavaliers.[7] On November 30, 2016, he was diagnosed with a fracture in his right wrist and was subsequently ruled out for at least six weeks.[8] On March 1, 2017, he was waived by the Wizards.[9] House appeared in just one game for the Wizards, as he missed 39 games with the right wrist injury and 10 games on assignment to the NBA Development League with the Delaware 87ers.[9][10]

Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2017)Edit

Around the start of training camp, he signed up with the Houston Rockets. However, he would be one of the players cut from the final roster at the conclusion of preseason on October 15. He would later be assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the newly rebranded NBA G League afterwards. House would play for the squad throughout the month of November and the beginning of December, averaging 17.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game there.

Phoenix Suns (2017–2018)Edit

On December 8, 2017, the Phoenix Suns signed House to a two-way contract with the team. Throughout the rest of the season, House would split his playing time there between Phoenix and their NBA G League squad, the Northern Arizona Suns. House would make his debut with the team a day later, scoring two points and recording a single rebound in 11 minutes of play in a close loss against the San Antonio Spurs. On December 16, House would score a season-high 8 points in 15 minutes of playing time in a 108–106 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[11] House was later assigned to the Northern Arizona Suns affiliate alongside Davon Reed on December 28, mainly for healing purposes. House then returned to action on January 5, 2018, recording what was at the time a new season-high 9 points in a loss against the San Antonio Spurs. On February 23, his two-way contract expired, meaning he couldn't be allowed to play for Phoenix again until after the NBA G League's first season under its rebranded name concluded.[12] Once that happened, he was allowed to return to Phoenix for the rest of the season. On March 30, House recorded a career-high 8 rebounds in a heartbreaking, buzzer-beating loss against the Houston Rockets. On April 1, House would record a new season-high with 16 points scored alongside 6 rebounds and 3 assists in a 117–107 loss against the Golden State Warriors. Two days later, House recorded 14 points, 6 rebounds, and a career-high 5 assists in a 97–94 win against the Sacramento Kings. On April 6, House would put up his first start in the NBA against the New Orleans Pelicans. Two days later, House would record career-highs of 22 points and 8 rebounds in a 117–100 loss to the Golden State Warriors.[13]

Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2018-2019)Edit

On June 26, 2018, it was revealed that House would play for the Houston Rockets in the 2018 NBA Summer League, in which he started in all five games.[14] On September 21, 2018, House signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Golden State Warriors.[15][16] The Warriors released him on October 12.[17] He then re-joined the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (RGV). In 18 games this season for RGV, he averaged a team-high 20.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.3 steals, including 2.8 made 3-pointers per game.

Houston Rockets (2018–present)Edit

On November 26, 2018, the Houston Rockets announced that they had called up House from their NBA G League affiliate, Rio Grande Valley Vipers,[18] but several days later, the Houston Rockets announced on December 4 via Twitter that House was waived.[19] Two days later, he was signed to a two-way contract by the Rockets.[20] On January 16, he was sent back to Rio Grande after House turned down Houston's contract offers, both of which revolved around signing a three-year deal.[21] In 25 games, House averaged 24.8 minutes, 9.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game, shooting 39.0 percent from three-point range.[22] He started in 12 consecutive games between December 22 and January 14—a stretch where the team went 9-3.

On March 12, 2019, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reported that the Houston Rockets intended to convert House's two-way contract into a standard NBA contract for the remainder of the season.[23] On March 13, 2019, Daryl Morey announced that the contract conversion was official.[14]

On March 15, Chris Paul was rested against the Phoenix Suns,[24] allowing Danuel House Jr. to join the starting lineup in his first game back.[25] In 35 minutes of play, House Jr. tied his season-high number of points in one game with 18 points. He obtained three boards and one steal, and he shot 50% from three and 54.55% from the field.[26]

On June 30, he agreed to a three-year, $11.1 million extension.[27]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Washington 1 0 1.0 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2017–18 Phoenix 23 3 17.5 .434 .259 .806 3.3 1.1 .3 .3 6.6
2018–19 Houston 39 13 25.1 .457 .416 .789 3.6 1.0 .5 .3 9.4
Career 63 16 22.0 .457 .377 .794 3.4 1.0 .4 .3 8.2

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019 Houston 7 0 20.1 .297 .258 .500 3.1 0.1 0.4 0.3 4.9
Career 7 0 20.1 .297 .258 .500 3.1 0.1 0.4 0.3 4.9

NBA G LeagueEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Delaware 7 1 26.7 .449 .406 .667 5.7 2.0 1.1 .9 13.3
2017–18 Rio Grande 15 11 31.3 .452 .343 .824 6.3 2.4 1.0 .5 17.5
2017–18 Northern Arizona 20 12 32.9 .480 .429 .818 5.1 3.0 1.1 .4 18.2
Career 42 24 31.3 .466 .393 .797 5.6 2.6 1.1 .5 17.1

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Houston 33 27 28.6 .436 .316 .718 4.9 1.8 .9 .2 12.4
2013–14 Houston 24 18 28.5 .428 .333 .699 5.3 1.9 .8 .8 13.6
2014–15 Texas A&M 26 23 32.5 .417 .400 .643 3.8 2.1 .7 .6 14.8
2015–16 Texas A&M 36 34 30.9 .396 .309 .715 4.8 2.1 .5 .3 15.6
Career 119 102 30.1 .416 .338 .699 4.7 2.0 .7 .4 14.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Danuel House". Rivals.com. Rivals.com. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "23 - DANUEL HOUSE". University of Houston Cougars. University of Houston. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "23 Danuel House". Texas A&M University Athletics. Texas A&M University. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Texas A&M erases 12-point deficit in last 44 seconds, tops NIU in 2OT". ESPN.com. ESPN Inc. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  5. ^ Whitacre, Jake (June 24, 2016). "Washington Wizards sign Sheldon McClellan, Danuel House, Kaleb Tarczewski to deals, according to report". BulletsForever.com. SB Nation. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  6. ^ "Wizards Finalize Training Camp Roster". MonumentalSportsNetwork.com. September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  7. ^ "Danuel House 2016-17 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  8. ^ Hughes, Chase (November 30, 2016). "WIZARDS ROOKIE HAS WRIST FRACTURE, TO MISS AT LEAST 6 WEEKS". csnmidatlantic.com. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Wizards Sign Brandon Jennings". MonumentalSportsNetwork.com. March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
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  11. ^ http://www.nba.com/games/20171216/PHXMIN#/boxscore
  12. ^ https://twitter.com/sbordow/status/967099314290941952
  13. ^ http://www.nba.com/games/20180408/GSWPHX#/boxscore
  14. ^ a b "Rockets Convert Contract of Danuel House Jr". Houston Rockets. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  15. ^ Klopfer, Brady (July 25, 2018). "Warriors sign Danuel House to a one-year deal". Golden State Of Mind. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  16. ^ Klopfer, Brady (July 25, 2018). "Warriors sign Danuel House to a one-year deal". Golden State Of Mind. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  17. ^ "Warriors Waive Davis, House Jr., Nunn and Ulis". NBA.com. October 12, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  18. ^ "Rockets Call-Up Danuel House". NBA.com. November 26, 2018. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  19. ^ "Roster Update: The Rockets have waived forward Danuel House Jr. and assigned center Isaiah Hartenstein to their single-affiliation G League partner @RGVVipers". Houston Rockets on Twitter. December 4, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  20. ^ "Rockets Announce Roster Updates". NBA.com. December 6, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  21. ^ http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25772795/danuel-house-turns-houston-rockets-offer-play-g-league
  22. ^ Klopfer, Brady (March 12, 2019). "Rockets to convert Danuel House Jr.'s two-way contract". Golden State Of Mind. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  23. ^ Feigen, Jonathan; Chronicle, Houston (March 12, 2019). "Rockets convert Danuel House's contract for remainder of season". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  24. ^ Feigen, Jonathan (March 15, 2019). "Rockets will have Chris Paul sit out tonight vs. Suns for rest. Eric Gordon would start with James Harden in the backcourt. The other starter? Green? Rivers? Shumpert? Or is it time for another House call?". @jonathan_feigen. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  25. ^ Feigen, Jonathan (March 15, 2019). "Danuel House starting for Rockets vs. Suns". @jonathan_feigen. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  26. ^ "Suns vs. Rockets - Box Score - March 15, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  27. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (June 30, 2019). "Danuel House has agreed to a three-year, $11.1M deal to return to the Houston Rockets, league source tells ESPN". @wojespn. Retrieved June 30, 2019.

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