BEFORE DE'AARON FOX STARRED FOR THE SACRAMENTO KINGS OR AT KENTUCKY, THE FUTURE NBA STAR DID HIS WORK AT CYPRESS LAKES HIGH SCHOOL.
Stories about his games were legendary. Almost to the point where you thought people were just exaggerating. Packed gyms. Local superstars coming to see him play. It was a must-get ticket to watch Fox play.
Now, Houston has Bryce Griggs.
"I looked up to De'Aaron Fox," Griggs said. "We were cool and still cool. He's a H-Town legend. It's good to be compared to a legend like that.
"He put on for the city and I'm following his footsteps and trying to be better."
I had to ask, what's up with the Twitter handle @ELITEBT28?
"That is a family tradition," he said. "My parents always pushed us to be elite. There is no room for being mediocre. You have to be great at something."
Well, his parents were elite, but that was before Twitter. They have laid high expectations for their children.
Tony Thompson starred as a WR for Texas A&M from 1984-89.