For UH Basketball, Tramon Mark’s return raises expectations

Earlier this week, the faculty basketball web site’s social media account posted its rankings of the most effective backyards for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

Unsurprisingly, the College of Houston – with the return of Marcus Sasser and the looks of Jamal Shedd – scored its entry at quantity two on the record.

Whereas Sasser and Shedd obtain loads of pre-season consideration, former UH guard Keeler Edwards was eager to say one other guard who is likely to be below the radar after lacking most of final season with a shoulder harm however is equally vital to the Cougars title hopes.

“You simply do not know simply but,” Edwards mentioned of Tramon Mark, a rookie from Dickinson who was restricted to seven video games final season resulting from a torn severity that required surgical procedure in late December.

The return of a wholesome mark is essential for UH, who’s talked about as a top-five pre-season candidate and No. 1 regional seed within the NCAA’s Very Early Years Predictions. By all indications, Mark might be prepared for the type of comeback season that might assist the Cougars stay as much as back-zone expectations and spark one other rally in March as Nationwide title contenders.

With out Sasser—who was sidelined on the similar time resulting from a foot harm—and Mark, the Cougars captured the American Athletic Convention’s common season and championship titles and got here in triumph with a second straight journey to the Remaining 4.