It's time to tip off the 2020 boys' basketball playoffs.
Here are VYPE's fearless predictions for some of the first-round games.
Klein Forest reached the state finals a year ago, while North Shore reached the state semis out of Region III.
Yates reached the State Semis in Class 4A a year ago.
* By VYPE Hoops Insider Ray Meach*
Davion Coleman - Jersey Village
Coleman's high level play has not only landed him an opportunity to play division one college basketball at UIC but he has also helped Jersey Village punch their ticket to post season play for the first time in 17 years! The senior guard is a huge burst of production on both sides of the floor and it translates to wins.
Davion Sargent - Katy Paetow
Davion is a relentless attacker on the offensive end. When his jump shot is falling that means bad news for the defending team. This is only Katy Paetow's second season competing, but you wouldn't be able to tell while watching them play. Sargent has been one the focal points for the program and he's helped them to their first ever district title and playoff debut, all in one season.
Trace Boling - The Village School
Trace has had as strong of a senior campaign as anyone. Team captain, several big games, a sports center worthy buzzer beater and now to finish off his captain by trying to push his team to a state championship. Boling is one of Houston's top unsigned seniors and should be signing the dotted line to play at a university this spring.
Bryce Griggs - Hightower
Griggs is currently the No. 1 ranked sophomore in the greater Houston area and is arguably the top prospect in the state of Texas. The young guard has an offensive repertoire that, for some, takes years to develop. Griggs has the scoring ability to put up big numbers in a flurry, but what most do not recognize is his unselfishness. Seeing double and triple teams has helped him develop his court awareness and can hit open guys on a dime.