Houston's Top 10 must-see athletes in 2019-20

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Everyone wants to say, "I saw them when…"

Seeing those athletes before they blow up on the college or professional scene like Boston Celtic Carsen Edwards (Atascocita) or future NFL first-rounder Walker Little of Stanford (Episcopal).

So, who are the Big Tickets entering the 2019 Houston-area sports season.

No. 1 Zach Evans, North Shore Football, RB, 2020

Nation's No. 1 recruit can run over, around and make people miss better than anyone in the country. You better get to the game early because North Shore will be blowing people out by halftime. Great for his future because he doesn't have a ton of tread on the tires.


No. 2 Demond Demas, Tomball/North Forest, Football, Texas A&M-commit, 2020

Not sure if he plays at Tomball or North Forest, but this guy is one of the best overall athletes in Texas. He won state in the high jump a few years back, which translates to the football field. He has swag, athleticism and will be a difference-maker early for the Aggies. He is a great self-promoter and his ability matches his hype.


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By Bradley Collier

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On paper, Aldine Davis should be the best returning Aldine ISD volleyball squad for the 2019 campaign.

But that's just on paper.

Starla Jones, the reigning District 16-6A Coach of the Year, has been persistent this offseason in reminding her team that the successes of last year are just that. They are last season's, which doesn't entitle her group to that same success in 2019.

"I think it's going to give them some confidence that they have a year under their belt," Jones said. "But it's a new season, a new team. Last year is last year. I'm reminding them that we've got to start all over. It's going to take some work like it did before.

"We can't settle, and we can't expect to be at the top just because we were last year."

Last season, Aldine Davis went 20- 26-1 overall and 10-4 in District 16-6A play to finish in a tie for second place with MacArthur.

"I've told them, you do realize because you were up there you are definitely one of the teams to beat," Jones said. "Everybody's going to be pumped. I don't care what team it is. They're going to be ready to play you."

Returning to the court for the Falcons this season is District 16-6A Newcomer of the Year Kiyah Felder, first-team selections Ashlyn Laymond and Tavia Harrell and second-teamer Hailey Harris. Also returning is Lyric Carwell, who was an honorable mention.

What excites Jones the most about this group is that this summer the girls put in the needed work to get better in the weight room.


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