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Murphy, Griggs headline H'Town's hoops

Here's what's trending around the city. Via VYPE

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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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Yates has destroyed the rims in HISD for years. Via Vype

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With the boys' basketball postseason a few short weeks away, it got us thinking. Who is the top hoop troop over the past 20 years?

During that time, 14 teams have won state titles, but only two schools have more than one. You guessed it, Yates (4) and Willowridge (2).

But who was the best team? Did they even win a state title? See the Atascocita Eagles a few years back.

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The State Champs

Cypress Falls – 2015-16

This Cy-Fair ISD team made school history, winning their first-ever hoops title. Led by five starters who were juniors, the Eagles went 35-3 and beat San Antonio Wagner to win state.

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Yates – 2013-14

Fell to Dallas Madison but won state because Madison had an ineligible player.

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North Shore 2013-14

SMU's Jarrey Foster and UT's Kerwin Roach led this squad to a win over Converse Judson, finishing 35-3 on the season.

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Yates – 2012-13

Fell to Dallas Madison but won state because Madison had an ineligible player.

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Terry – 2012-13

One of the best dual-sport athletes in 20 years led Terry to state. Terry? Derrick Griffin was the Championship Game MVP as the Rangers shocked the world. Griffin would later play football and hoops at TSU.

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Travis – 2012-13

The Harrison twins (McDonalds' All-Americans) punched their ticket to state and won the title before heading off to Kentucky.

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Yates – 2009-10

Considered the No. 1 team in the country by several media outlets, this Lions' team could be the best in school history. Joseph Young, Snap Peters and Darius Gardner left a tremendous legacy at 3rd Ward High.

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Bush – 2009-10

Jordan Clark and Darius Richardson led Bush to their first state title. It would be coach Ronnie Courtney's third state title from two different teams.

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Yates – 2008-09

Same three (Young, Peters and Gardner) led the way for the Lions' first title of the 2000s.

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Kingwood -- 2004-05

Nic Wise, the son of legendary Yates coach Greg Wise, won state with buddy Michael Singletary. Wise would move onto Arizona in college.


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