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The Houston high school hoop landscape has been a wild ride this season.

It's going to be a fast break to the finish as teams lock into postseason positions.

While H-Town basketball is thought to be down this year after an historic run by Tompkins to the state title game, there are some interesting story lines in 2019.

Here's what's trending around the city.

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MONSTER YEAR FOR MURPHY

Montavious Murphy transferred from Klein Collins to Concordia Lutheran and is the top player in the city right now. Why? He has a great supporting cast, who can all shoot the three. It opens up the lane for the 6-foot-8 Kansas State-signee, who is making teams pay in the middle. The 'Saders should reach the state title game in TAPPS 6A. Interesting note is that Klein Collins is also playing well.

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THE BIG TICKET

Hightower's Bryce Griggs is the next big thing to carry the banner for H'Town hoops. The Hightower freshman has offers from Louisville, UH and Kentucky already. He's special with the ball in his hands. He is tremendously poised and is unselfish. He's bringing the stars out to see his games like TJ Ford, T-Mac and James Harden.

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After Yordan Alvarez suffered an injury on Thursday from colliding into Jeremy Peña in short left field, many fans and media are questioning whether Alvarez should DH exclusively to keep injuries like this from happening.

While this may prevent injuries from happening in left field, there are numerous ways of getting hurt, such as running the bases, and we saw Alvarez miss some time recently with a hand injury from swinging the bat.

Plus, playing Yordan in left where he's at least an average outfielder, allows veterans like Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve to slide in the DH spot to get some much-needed rest over the course of the season. And there's an argument being made that Yordan is better at the plate when he's playing the field.

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