Dallas has owned us.
When it comes to boys' basketball, the Metroplex has stood at the top of the mountain each of the last five seasons outside of 2016 when Cypress Falls took the 6A crown.
Last year, the Dallas-area took home the 6A (Duncanville), 5A (Mansfield Timberview), 4A (Oak Cliff) and 3A (Dallas Madison) boys basketball state titles.
The last time Houston brought home two boys hoops state championships in the same season was in 2014 when North Shore took the 6A crown and Jack Yates captured the 4A title.
Could 2020 be a repeat?
Morton Ranch looks the part as the best 6A squad in Houston, anchored by Baylor-commit LJ Cryer and TCU-commit Eddie Lampkin. Yates is loaded with talent, making them a viable threat in Class 4A.
So, can the city reclaim its tag of Hoopston? Check out VYPE's Preseason Public School Top 20 below.
VYPE's PRESEASON PUBLIC SCHOOL TOP 20
1. Jack Yates
2. Morton Ranch
4. Summer Creek
5. Shadow Creek
7. Sam Houston
8. FB Hightower
9. Mayde Creek
10. Cypress Creek
11. Klein Forest
12. FB Travis
15. FB Bush
17. Langham Creek
19. Clear Lake
Others to Watch: Foster, La Marque, Cy Springs, Westfield, Elkins, North Shore, Pearland Dawson, Strake Jesuit, Wheatley, Cinco Ranch, Northside and Bridgeland
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AUSTIN - When Remon Smith took over the Klein Forest men's track program three years ago, he told the then-freshman that if they stuck with him they would be state champions.
On Saturday, Smith lived up to that promise.
Klein Forest scored 42 points as a team, took silver in the 4x100 and 4x200-meter relays and claimed the program's first-ever Class 6A Men's Track & Field Team State Championship.
"It's a great honor," Smith said. "The guys have worked hard. These guys have been coached for the past two or three years. We'd get to regionals and come up a little short. This year they came with the mindset of 'we're going to finish the job' and those guys put in the work since day one. They accomplished the job.
"They finished what they started."
The scoring started for Klein Forest in the field events with Maurice Westmoreland taking fifth in the shot put and fourth in the discus.
In the end those points proved to be a huge difference between first and second.
"Those points were huge," Smith said. "Him in the field all year has been clutch."
Then the big points would come from the relay teams.
The 4x100-meter relay took silver with a time of 40.49 and then the 4x200-meter relay would also grab silver with a time of 1:24.13. The pair of second place finishes gave Klein Forest 32 of its eventual 42 points.
"I'm excited," Auhmad Robinson said. "Hard work since my freshman year. It happened my junior year."