HOUSTON - The University Interscholastic League has officially pulled the plug on the 2020 Boys Basketball State Tournament.
On Thursday afternoon, in the middle of the Class 3A state semifinal, the UIL announced the decision to suspend the remainder of the tournament until further notice due to rising concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus). Per the UIL, the 3A State Semifinals will be played.
The UIL said in a press release that fans who purchased tickets for the postponed games will be issued full refunds at point of sale or from the school they purchased their tickets from. Fans who purchased All Tournament tickets will be issued a full refund.
"After much consultation with government and health officials, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the remainder of the UIL State Basketball Tournament," said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt in a statement. "Our number one priority remains the well-being of our student-athletes and spectators and we are taking every possible precaution to keep them safe."
HOUSTON – David Montano recognizes the quality of basketball that surrounds his school.
Surrounded by Morton Ranch, led by Baylor-signee LJ Cryer and TCU-signee Eddie Lampkin; Fort Bend Hightower, which has national prospect Bryce Griggs; Bellaire which reached a Regional Final and the national-headline grabber Jack Yates can cause people to overlook you sometimes.
In the middle of that plethora of basketball talent sits Stafford High School.
"People ask me all the time, where is Stafford?" the second-year Stafford basketball coach said. "We start with Houston, because everyone knows where that is. We're Southwest Houston. We're surrounded by Fort Bend ISD, Houston ISD and Katy ISD.