Rockets-Bobcats team connectionsPosted by Inside Hoops
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.