Jenks’ Ike Houston: Character Counts Presented By Excel Therapy

By Travis Sloat

As a senior at Jenks High School, leading by example is important to Ike Houston. He uses the knowledge that others look up to him as motivation to help keep him accountable.

The shooting guard is 18 years old, and says he is happy with the Trojans’ basketball season so far, but there is still lots of work to be done.

“We’re excited for the rest of the season,” Houston said. “Personally I want to be a leader for our team, and lead by example and stay positive for them. As a team, we want to get better every day and win the next game.”

Houston averages 10 points per game, and said he likes to hang out with his family and golf in his free time. He said he doesn’t have a clear plan yet for after high school, but he wants to attend the University of Oklahoma and maybe go into engineering.

Houston said he likes to use Steve Nash as a role model on the hardwood.

“He is a tremendous competitor,” Houston said. “He was also always a great leader. It always seemed like he did whatever it took to win on both sides of the ball. I want to have character so that my teammates value my opinions. I just try to make every decision on and off the floor based on the accountability our team holds for one another.”

Congratulations to Ike Houston of the Jenks Trojans for being named a Character Counts Athlete.