KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- It was great to Catch up with Allan and Wade Houston Saturday during the Tennessee-Kentucky game. The Houston's invited by coach Barnes to be a part of UT's big weekend and to honor the former UT head coach with the new Wade Houston Captain's Award. The award will be presented annually following the completion of Tennessee's basketball season to the team member who best exemplified leadership, a team-first approach and exemplary work ethic.
Both men were very appreciative of coach Barnes, who they believe has this Tennessee program headed on the right track. About this squad Allan said, The thing that separates this team is their desire to be at a championship level. The bar has been raised!"
Coach Houston added, "Just to see this tonight, it's really something special. It's quite the presentation!"
Allan Houston completed his legendary four-year collegiate career under his father's tutelage and remains Tennessee's all-time leading scorer with 2,801 career points. The All-American is one of four Vols ever to have their jersey retired.
Wade Houston grew up in Alcoa, Tennessee, just 14 miles south of the University of Tennessee campus, and owns a trucking and logistics company headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.