Houston High-Flying All-Decade Top 20 Hoop Teams

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It was a solid decade for the Houston basketball community.

The Bayou City won nine state titles -- three by Jack Yates. There were several McDonald's All-Americans and future pros like Danuel House, the Harrison Twins, Carsen Edwards, Daymean Dotson and Joseph Young to name a few.

How about the coaching jobs? Yates' Greg Wise and FB Bush's Ronnie Courtney -- well, held court. Wise stacked titles and Courtney has won titles at Willowridge and Bush. David Green reached state with Hightower before winning a title at North Shore. He's now the captain of the ship at Beaumont United.

It was a basketball Renaissance in H-Town and VYPE had a front-row seat.

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VYPE's TOP 20

No. 1 Yates, 2010 (Class 4A State Champs)

One of city's Best Ever… Peters, Gardner, Young in the backcourt

No. 2 FB Travis, 2013 (Class 5A State Champs)

Harrison Twins cement legacy with title

No. 3 Cypress Falls, 2017 (Class 6A State Champs)

Young team with Hawkins, Wesley knocked off Wagner

No. 4 FB Bush, 2010 (Class 5A State Champs)

Coach Courtney wins state at Bush after huge career at Willowridge

No. 5 North Shore, 2014 (Class 5A State Champs)

Jarrey Foster (SMU), Kerwin Roach (Texas) led the way


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KINGWOOD - The true impact of a coach can't always measured by the number of win and losses, the number of district championships or even runs at a state title.

This story goes beyond any of that.

In reality, the impact a coach is seen whenever they become the one that is in need of the support that they have been providing to others their entire career.

Kingwood girls soccer coach Pres Holcomb, who is set to begin chemotherapy to battle Stage 4 colon cancer, which he was diagnosed with on December 20, is seeing his impact as the Kingwood and soccer community has rallied around him and his family with messages, wristbands, t-shirts, donations and more.

"It's overwhelming in a good way," Holcomb said. "It's kind of crazy when you see your own name across stuff like that. Once we went public with it, the support has been amazing. People you haven't talked to in years are reaching out to you."

Since they've gone public with it the "Hope for Holcomb" campaign has taken off.

The soccer team - which was told about Holcomb's battle in a group setting - created blue wristbands with the phrase on them. It started with the girls wearing them during matches and expanded to them being sold at different places in the community.

They started by ordering just 300.

Then an order of 500 more was needed and that still wasn't enough. The wristbands have sold more than 1,000.

"You don't even think you know that many people," Holcomb said.

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