SILENCING THE HATERS

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

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

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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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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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