Danuel House

Danuel House
No. 4 Washington Wizards
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1993-06-07) June 7, 1993
Houston, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Hightower (Missouri City, Texas)
NBA draft 2016 / Undrafted
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–present Washington Wizards
2016Delaware 87ers
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)

Danuel Kennedy House Jr. (born June 7, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards 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 SEC championship and in their run to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

High school

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 Ray V. Guy 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 career

University of Houston (2012–2014)

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)

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 UNI 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 career

Washington Wizards (2016–present)

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 16, using the flexible assignment rule, he was assigned to the Delaware 87ers, the D-League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers.[8] Five days later, he was recalled by the Wizards.[9] On November 30, he was diagnosed with a fracture in his right wrist and was subsequently ruled out for at least six weeks.[10]


  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". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  7. "Danuel House 2016-17 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  8. "Wizards Assign House to Delaware 87ers". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  9. "Wizards Recall House From Delaware 87ers". Wizards Today. Monumental Sports Network. November 21, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  10. Hughes, Chase (November 30, 2016). "WIZARDS ROOKIE HAS WRIST FRACTURE, TO MISS AT LEAST 6 WEEKS". csnmidatlantic.com. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
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