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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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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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