I just don't understand - if testosterone can accelerate growth plate maturation, why are men taller than women? Why are many high T men tall? The big American high school football players you can think of - square jaw, narrow eyes, built like a tank. Why are some of them 6'3'' and over, if their high T levels accelerate growth plates closing? Is it because testosterone isn't the only aspect influencing height?
The aromatase enzyme is responsible for converting excess testosterone to estrogen. Broscience, but I personally believe that this is one of the major ways in how height is "inherited." (An overractive aromatase enzyme that produces lots of estrogen, thus leading to early growth plate fusion).
What I've personally observed is that a lot of the "freakishly" tall people, over 6'1-6'2, have very long, low-T faces and odd body shapes.
And, again, anecdotally for me, the most "high-T" looking men I've observed have usually been 5'8'-5'9, very strong brow-ridges, jawlines, wide faces, etc...
And I think this is where the myth of "weightlifting" stunting height comes from. Young 13-14 year old guys lift weights -> generate lots of testosterone -> estrogen -> growth plates fuse. As well as the myth of "masturbation" (as high T guys are more frequent to fap, so someone who jacked off a lot probably thinks they fused their growth plates early).
I'm rambling at this point, but this is why I also think growth can be stunted by as much as 2-3 inches. Say you spend ages 13-16 not sleeping very well, so you don't produce much GH or IGF-1. Well guess what, your body doesn't gaf. It's still going to keep pumping out testosterone that will eventually turn into estrogen and close your growth plates. You could argue that testosterone would also lower if you don't get much sleep, but it's nowhere near as dramatic as the amount of HGH you would miss out on.