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Houston F Ja’Vier Francis Active vs. Oklahoma State

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Kelvin Sampson and the Houston Cougars will have one of their key members available for Tuesday night’s game against Oklahoma State with junior forward Ja’Vier Francis returning from a hip injury.

According to a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Francis will be dressed and available for the Cougars’ 10th game in Big 12 Conference play.

 

Francis has been a solid player for Kelvin Sampson this season averaging 5.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in his third season with the Cougars.

Coming out of high school, Francis was listed as a three-star prospect by the 247Sports index and checked in as the nation’s 148th-ranked prospect. He also checked in as the 20th-ranked center in his class and the 23rd-ranked player in the state of Florida.

Francis’ biggest game of the season came against Texas State on December 21st where he recorded 13 points, five rebounds, two blocks, and one steal.

Getting Francis back on the court is a massive plus for the Cougars frontcourt as Houston attempts to bounce back from a tough loss at the hands of the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence. Tuesday’s game tips off at 6:00 PM CT with coverage live on ESPN2.

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