Houston forward/guard Shane Battier received the Naismith and Wooden Awards as the consensus choice as National Player of the Year as a senior at Duke.

Rockets guard/forward Tracy McGrady was drafted by the Toronto Raptors out of Mount Zion Christian Academy in North Carolina.

Houston forward Joey Dorsey also attended Mount Zion Christian Academy in 2002-03.

Rockets Rehabilitation & Performance Coordinator/Assistant Athletic Trainer Keith Garnett also served as assistant athletic trainer/head equipment manager for the Bobcats.

Phil Ford, an assistant coach with Charlotte, played with the Rockets from 1983-85.

Bobcats forward Juwan Howard played three seasons with the Rockets (2004-07).

Charlotte center Emeka Okafor was a prep standout in Houston at Bellaire High School.