It was all about family for Allan Houston. It always was.
Sunday, the day Tennessee’s all-time scoring leader had his jersey number retired at Thompson-Boling Arena, the author of 2,801 points from 1989-93 talked about the other Houstons.
He left Louisville, Ky., and a scholarship with the national power Louisville Cardinals to come to UT to play for his father, Wade Houston.
“Having the opportunity to play for my father,’’ Houston said, “no matter how many wins or losses or stats, I believe being here was so much about me growing and learning how to be a young man.
“So when I look at my number, my jersey going up, and my kids can come back, and people see my number going up, I hope they remember more about the name Houston and what that really means, and what that name is, rather than the actual number itself.’’
Houston, 39, brought his six children back to campus Sunday, along with wife Tamara. The family home is in Connecticut, from where Houston commutes to his job as assistant general manager with the NBA’s New York Knicks.
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