6. Houston Cougars
After missing the NCAA Tournament in the first three years under head coach Kelvin Sampson, Houston Basketball has put together back-to-back superb seasons. Now regarded as one of the top teams in the AAC, the Cougars are on the rise for possibly the first time since the 1980s. Many are expecting continued improvement from the program under this coaching staff and the future looks to be in great shape as a result of this hot start in 2020 recruiting. Their early group includes two top-150 prospects.
Most notably, four-star point guard Tramon Mark looks poised to be the leader of this class. Ranked as the No. 68 overall recruit nationally, Mark is a relatively big playmaker at 6-foot-4 and can be an impactful player on both ends of the floor. He is a superb athlete, is developing as a shooter, and could jump into the top-50 soon. His ceiling is incredibly high as the potential leader of the Houston program when he arrives on campus. With his size, he can slide to the shooting guard slot when necessary.
Alongside him is Jamal Shead, another point guard prospect. Ranked at No. 123 in the class, Shead is an absurdly effective on-ball defender. He exhibits superb foot speed and quick hands that allow him to harass ball handlers with consistency. Shead plays with great pace on both ends of the floor and is blossoming all-around.