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Shhhhh! 8th-Grader could be future of Houston girls' hoops

While it's early, the sky is the limit for Ross. Via Vype

Originally Appeared on Vype

As the Chief Content Officer for a high school media company, you see it all -- overzealous parents, select coaches pushing their athletes to get publicity and Twitter DMs promoting elementary-age students.

A couple of female athletes come to mind as it relates to VYPE's coverage of middle-schoolers. Barbers Hill's Charli Collier ended up being the No. 2 overall prospect in 2018 and now plays at Texas.

Softballer Jourdyn Campbell exploded on the scene as an eighth-grader. She started her high school career playing at Channelview High School and is now at Kingwood. She's a 5-tool star, who will play for Texas A&M next season.

Could Jorynn Ross be the next girls' basketball superstar in the same vain as the (Neke and Chiney) Ogwumike sisters and Collier?

Ok, let's not get ahead of ourselves, but the 6-foot-1 post has tremendous upside. As she puts up huge numbers at the Harmony School of Excellence, the real question is, where will she play next?

Could it be Kinkaid, Jersey Village, Cy-Fair or another Houston-area power program?

She just picked up the sport a few years ago – soccer has been her first love.


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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.

Be sure to check out the video above as we debate this hot topic!

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