The Price is Right

North Shore’s Joe Price serves in key role to getting athletes recruited

Price has a website dedicated to just North Shore recruiting. Via Vype

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HOUSTON – At a moment's notice, Joe Price III is ready to get a college coach everything he needs.

Setting up a visit, a player's transcripts, test scores and whatever other info is requested about one of North Shore's football stars is accessible at his fingertips.

Price's phone has been busy, especially since North Shore won the Class 6A Division I State Championship and even more so since the NCAA Recruiting deed period ended on January 10.

"Obviously the night of the game I got a lot of congratulatory texts," Price, North Shore's recruiting coordinator, said. "Guys like Shadrach Banks were getting offers while the game was going on. Pretty much since the dead period ended the 2020 guys have been getting interest nonstop. We've had huge numbers coming through the school to see the kids."

The numbers are crazy.

On a particular day last week, Price counted 17 college football programs walk into the field house on the east side.

Three of the teams had played in the College Football Playoff this year and another was the Division III National Champion.

"If you were imagining a school that you want to have come to your place, they're coming through here right now," Price said. "Schools that haven't been through here in a while, schools that are trying to get a presence in Texas, a little bit of everybody."


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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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