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Bishop Gorman's Chuck O'Bannon Jr., (5) elevates for a shot versus the Findlay Prep defense during basketball at the South Point Casino on Saturday, January 23, 2016.
Gorman finally wins close game thanks to O’Bannon, key reserves
Jan. 23, 2016
Bishop Gorman High’s Grant Rice did a little more than coach the Gaels basketball team this week. He was also its master motivator. His team has struggled in close games this season, losing five by a combined 12 points entering ...
A capacity crowd fills Cox Pavilion to watch Findlay Prep take on Bishop Gorman Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at Cox Pavilion. Findlay won the game 73-61.
If you plan to attend one high school basketball game, make it this one
Jan. 21, 2016
The drama is unmatched for a high school sporting event. The annual Findlay Prep-Bishop Gorman basketball game has delivered on the hype in recent seasons:
Kelly Oubre Jr., right, is greeted by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected 15th overall by the Atlanta Hawks during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in New York.
Oubre finding his way at the next level with Washington Wizards
July 15, 2015
Kelly Oubre Jr. always had the look and the build, but eight months ago that NBA-ready body spent more time on Kansas’ bench than off it.
Bishop Gorman High School graduate CJ Watson of the Chicago Bulls pushes the ball up the court during the 2012 NBA season.
Former Las Vegas high school stars sign multimillion NBA contracts in free agency
July 9, 2015
NBA free agents where able to sign contracts today, and two guards with Las Vegas ties received multiyear deals. ...
Former Findlay Prep basketball player Amir Garrett, shown in a 2012 college basketball game against Duke, is a rising star in the Cincinnati Reds organization. The left-handed pitcher left basketball last year to focus on baseball full-time.
Former Findlay Prep basketball player a rising star ... in baseball
July 8, 2015
Last summer, former Findlay Prep basketball player Amir Garrett gave up college basketball in favor of professional baseball. Nearly a year later that choice has proven wise...
UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn (1) defends against New Mexico guard Hugh Greenwood (3) during their game Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV’s Vaughn selected No. 17 overall by Milwaukee Bucks; Wood not drafted
June 25, 2015
Rashad Vaughn’s decision to leave the UNLV basketball program after one season for the NBA was considered risky by some. Only first-round selections receive guaranteed contracts, and some projections had Vaughn, whose lone UNLV season was ...
Bishop Gorman center Stephen Zimmerman pulls a rebound away from Findlay Prep forward Justin Jackson during their game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the South Point. Gorman won 76-72 in overtime.
UNLV verbal commit, Gorman big man make ESPN recruiting list
June 10, 2015
Findlay Prep forward and UNLV verbal commit Justin Jackson is ranked as the nation’s No. 29 overall recruit for 2016 in the ESPN 100 ...
Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson, right, and Atlanta Hawks' DeMarre Carroll battle for a loose ball in the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers defeated the Hawks 118-88.
Thompson’s high school coaches not surprised by emergence in Cleveland
June 2, 2015
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won three playoff series to reach this week’s NBA Finals, and with each progression more and more people are getting to know the guy that star LeBron James said management should never allow to leave Cleveland.
Basketball coach Mike Peck passes a ball to Troy Brown Jr. during practice for the Las Vegas Prospects, an Amateur Athletic Union team, at the Henderson International School gym.
Back in Las Vegas, coach Mike Peck still developing young basketball talent
May 10, 2015
Last winter and spring, Mike Peck was coaching in the NBA D-League. Now he’s back in Southern Nevada, working with players on the Las Vegas Prospects team, and they're ...
Findlay Prep's Derryck Thornton Jr. (hand on ball) and Renathan Ona Embo chase a loose ball during practice Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Findlay Prep guard Derryck Thornton leaving early, headed to Duke
April 21, 2015
Findlay Prep junior Derryck Thornton, the 11th overall player in the ESPN 60, has decided to reclassify up to the class of 2015 and commit to Duke to be their point guard for the 2015-16 season. He now stands ...
Washington's Nigel Williams-Goss, left, drives against Washington State's D.J. Shelton in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Seattle. Washington won 72-49.
Former Rebels commit Williams-Goss coming to UNLV for official visit
April 14, 2015
UNLV will get the first chance to woo former Rebels commit Nigel Williams-Goss as the Washington transfer is coming to Las Vegas this weekend for an official visit. After leading the Huskies ...
Banners on the wall attest to the success of the Findlay Prep basketball team, seen during practice Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Findlay Prep eliminated from national event in overtime
April 3, 2015
The Findlay Prep basketball team was one rebound away from beating its nemesis, Montverde Academy of Florida. Instead, Montverde’s Martez Cameron grabbed ...
Ronald McDonald serves food to Findlay Prep players during a send-off party for three local basketball players at McDonald's, 6690 S. Rainbow Blvd., Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The players were selected for the McDonald's All-American high school basketball game in Chicago on April 1.
Findlay Prep off to New York in search of first national title since 2012
April 1, 2015
Amid all the changes at the top, Findlay Prep has kept on winning. Just how successful the Pilots have been with their fourth different coach in four seasons, though, depends on your perspective.
Bishop Gorman player Stephen Zimmerman (33) makes a big dunk versus Palo Verde during the Sunset Regional championship high school basketball game on Friday, February, 20, 2015.
Pair of local players named to Jordan Brand Classic game in Chicago
March 5, 2015
Bishop Gorman High’s Stephen Zimmerman and Findlay Prep’s Allonzo Trier will have another all-star game on their resumes.
Canyon Springs HS: Back: D'Angelo Brown, Jordan Davis, Kajuan Casey, Front: Maurice Hunter, Gregory Banks
Upset Special: Canyon Springs becomes first public school team in L.V. to beat Findlay Prep
Feb. 2, 2015
Enjoy the moment. Don’t let it define the season. That was the message Canyon Springs High basketball coach Freddie Banks delivered to ...

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Trio of Pilots gets ousted from New Zealand
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Joseph, Canada get U.S. next in New Zealand
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Joseph shines for Canada in New Zealand
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