Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 | 10:12 p.m.
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Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer take a look at Saturday's high school basketball game between Bishop Gorman and Findlay Prep. They also break down the Palo Verde-Centennial game.
- Toughest ticket in town: Gorman, Findlay Prep ready for anticipated showdown
- Findlay Prep’s Anthony Bennett talks about his recruitment, will be a game-time decision against Gorman
- Link to highlights of Shabazz Muhammad’s dunk, which was selected as one of SportsCenter’s top Monday plays
- Showdown will include more than annual Gorman, Findlay Prep basketball game
- Weekly basketball picks
- High school basketball section
Stubhub.com had 12 tickets available for the 2 p.m. game, ranging from $90 to $201. They initially were sold at $15 to $30, but sold out in the first week of January after a few days.
It’s not every day a high school event draws this kind of pre-game excitement in the Las Vegas Valley. Then again, most contests don’t feature two nationally ranked teams loaded with Division I prospects and prized UNLV recruits.
Coronado High coach Jeff Kaufman, whose team will play Foothill at the Cox Pavilion prior to the Findlay-Gorman tilt, has been flooded all week with requests for tickets. He estimates more than 100 people reaching out.
Also, organizers expect ticket scalpers to be prominent outside the facility — practically unheard of for a high school game.
If you can’t get a ticket for the game, you’ll still be able to watch. It will be televised by ESPNU.
For more on the game, check out the Sun’s preview.