UT Hoops All-time Leading Scorer to Make NBA Comeback

By: Wes Boling Email
By: Wes Boling Email

NEW YORK (WVLT) - Tennessee basketball's all-time leading scorer will be hitting the hardwood once more, ESPN wire services are reporting.

The report states that Allan Houston, who played for Tennessee from 1989-92, plans on announcing within the next 24 hours that he plans to return to the New York Knicks.

Houston retired in 2005 after a 12-year NBA career because of arthritis in his left knee. He spent nine of those seasons with the Knicks, with his best year coming in 2002-3, when he averaged 22.5 points per game.

For his NBA career, Houston sports a 17.3 points-per-game average.

While he was at UT, Houston played under his father, Wade, who came to the University after an assistant coaching stint at Louisville. He averaged 22 points per game over his 4-year career, shooting 42 percent from three-point range and 85 percent at the free throw line.

His 2,801 career points still stand as UT's all-time scoring record.


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