We have watched some of these players grow from starting as freshmen to now heading into their senior seasons.
The group is headlined by D-1 commits LJ Cyrer, Tramon Mark, Eddie Lampkin, Jahari Long and Marcus Williams. The Top 5 has a pair of Morton Ranch stars in it, including Cryer (Baylor-commit) and Lampki (TCU-commit). The only other programs to have two players each in the Top 10 are Jack Yates and Dickinson.
Check out the Top 40 players in the Class of 2020.
CLASS OF 2020
1 LJ Cryer, Morton Ranch, Baylor-commit
2 Tramon Mark, Dickinson, Houston-commit
3 Eddie Lampkin, Morton Ranch, TCU-commit
4 Jahari Long, Episcopal, Seton Hall-commit
5 Marcus Williams, Dickinson, Northern Colorado-commit
6 Rubin Jones, Yates, North Texas-commit
7 Gerald Doakes, Yates, Uncommitted
8 Nate Martin, Cypress Creek, Texas State-commit
9 Antwon Norman, Yates, Uncommitted
10 D'Avian Houston, Episcopal, College of Charleston-commit
11 Pierce Spencer, Lake Creek, Nichols State-commit
12 Justin Hill, FB Travis, Uncommitted
13 Bakari LaStrap, The Woodlands Christian, Uncommitted
14 Dylan Dawson, Atascocita, Texas State-commit
15 Elijah Elliot, Yates, Uncommitted
16 Ethan Taylor, Memorial, Air Force-commit
17 Jordan Ivy Curry, La Marque, Uncommitted
18 Jalen White, Sam Rayburn, Ohio-commit
19 Tim Moore Jr., Madison, Uncommitted
20 Romell Williams, Mayde Creek, Midwestern State-commit
21 JaJa Sanni, Clear Lake, UTSA-commit
22 Reece Peel, A&M Consolidated, Uncommitted
23 Blessings Adesipe, Alief Taylor, Uncommitted
24 Nate Lacewell, Legacy, Uncommitted
25 Davion Colelman, Jersey Village, Uncommitted
26 Reggie Comeaux, Nimitz, Uncommitted
27 Roland McDougal, Legacy, Uncommitted
28 Dylan Miles, Summer Creek, UT-Dallas-commit
29 Allen Udemadu, Yates, Uncommitted
30 Deuce Guidry, Dickinson, Uncommitted
31 Stephen Faramade, Bush, Uncommitted
32 DJ Stewart, Bush, Uncommitted
33 Grayson Buehler, Memorial, DBU-commit
34 DJ Nussbaum, Episcopal, Uncommitted
35 Chris Harris, Hightower, Uncommitted
36 Josh Cooper, North Shore, Uncommitted
37 Dylan Hamilton, Klein Forest, Uncommitted
38 Davon Wright, Cy Springs, Uncommitted
39 Westley Sellers, Morton Ranch, Uncommitted
40 Jemarcus Holt, Dulles, Uncommitted
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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