C/O '20 Guard Tae'lor Purvis from Ft Bend Hightower commits to Women's Baskteball (Update: Signed)

Huge get. Purvis is considered one of the top recruits in the state and was named to the 5A All-State team as well as 1st team all Greater-Houston.


During the 2018-'19 season, Purvis 5’9", guard at Fort Bend Hightower High School, averaged 11.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.6 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game and helped guide the Lady Canes to a 38-3 record.

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Coach Hughey is doing a fine job. The only sad part about UCONN leaving is that our Women won’t get a chance to beat them in the regular season.

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UH sit has a chance to beat them this year.

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Both sides have mentioned a possible non conference matchup after next year. UCONN recruits Houston at times and Hughey and Auriemma are friends so they may go through with it.

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Could happen but I think we’re a year or two away from consistent top 10 performance.

Have we had a higher-ranked recruit than Purvis since Chandi Jones?

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I don’t think we have.

Hope Griggs follows her on the men’s side…

What’s your fascination with Griggs, @bigmccoog lol… Is he a family member. We get it, he’s a baller and you want him to come to UH but he’s three years away from going to college. In the meantime, UH is just starting to seriously look at the 2021 class.

I was a reporter for the Brazosport Facts when his older brother played at Brazosport. I knew their dad and loved to talk hoops with him.
He always dreamed of his kids playing at Duke, but unfortunately passed earlier this year.
Young Griggs is a very good point guard who has all the tools…and so naturally I would love to see him in a Coog uniform…
So if you want to call that fascination then do so…the kid can hoop and our coaching staff has stayed close to him and the family.
Guess they are fascinated with him also…

I’m pretty sure they don’t talk about him everyday like you do in here :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


I have never met young Griggs but I am sure he is a great kid. My son knows him from Shadow Creek High School. I have no infatuation with him and like you realize he could go in 100 different directions at any given moment.
And you will have to talks to coaches concerning how much they talk to the kid…
But to say that I am fixated on the kid is unfair. I always hope the Coogs sign the best possible players, but I am going to leave that up to the coaches…

No. 3 FB Hightower Hurricanes

Under the direction of coach Deborah Mize, who enters year 14 with a 363-94 coaching record at Fort Bend Hightower, the Hurricanes have become a power program in Class 5A. The 'Canes have reached the playoffs every year since the year 2000 and have been to state three times during that run. Hightower advanced to the state semis last year before falling to Amarillo and are the favorites to get out of Class 5A Region III in 2020. Back are a trio of Division I recruits – Taelor Purvis (University of Houston), Destini Lombard (LSU) and Zaria Johnson (Virginia). Purvis, who was the District 20-5A Offensive Player of the Year, was an all-state selection, while Lombard was an all-region performer. Hightower should be pushed by Shadow Creek and Foster in district play and their only weakness could be interior size. It’s going to be hard to match their guard play and speed up and down the court, however.

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