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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 ...
Another wild finish: Findlay Prep holds off Gorman with blocked shot at buzzer
Jan. 24, 2015
It seemed only fitting this high school basketball rivalry game wasn’t decided until the last shot. It happens that way every season. Findlay Prep’s Horace Spencer blocked a layup attempt by Bishop Gorman’s Stephen Zimmerman as the final buzzer sounded ...
From Left: Bishop Gorman HS: Nick Blair, Chase Jeter, and Stephen Zimmerman..Findlay Prep: Horace Spencer, Justin Jackson and Allonzo Trier
Gorman, Findlay Prep is ‘one of the best high school basketball rivalries in the country’
Jan. 23, 2015
They’ve spent most of the high school basketball season on airplanes and buses traveling across the nation to face top competition. Saturday ...
Findlay Prep forward Justin Jackson brings the ball up the court at Bishop Gorman High during the 2013-14 season. Jackson, a top-30 player in the class of 2016, committed to UNLV.
Findlay Prep forward feels at home with UNLV, coaching staff
Oct. 1, 2014
When Todd Simon joined UNLV’s coaching staff last year, the Rebels’ recruiting results figured to pick up at Henderson’s Findlay Prep. So far that’s been the case as Monday’s commitment from class of 2016 forward Justin Jackson marked the second time a player Simon recruited to the Pilots followed him to the Rebels ...
Cleveland forward Anthony Bennett listens to a coach during the Cavaliers' NBA Summer League game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, July 11, 2014, at Cox Pavilion.
Former Rebel Bennett surprised, excited about LeBron’s return to Cleveland
July 12, 2014
The news broke Friday morning while the Cleveland Cavaliers were at shoot around preparing for their NBA Summer League debut against the Milwaukee Bucks in Cox Pavilion. ...
UNLV forward Anthony Bennett reacts after a dunk against New Mexico Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center. UNLV won 64-55.
Ex-UNLV star Bennett one of the top attractions in this year’s NBA Summer League
July 11, 2014
With all of the excitement surrounding LeBron James’ not-so-secret meeting at the Wynn on Wednesday in between his stops at the camp bearing his name at the Cashman Center, it was possible to forget one of the other things that makes Las Vegas the center of the basketball world in July.
UNLV forwards Khem Birch and Roscoe Smith react during the final minutes of their game against New Mexico on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won 68-56.
Former UNLV players go undrafted; Lobo top Mountain West pick in NBA Draft
June 26, 2014
This always seemed like a possibility when the decisions were made, but going undrafted is certainly not what UNLV's Khem Birch and Roscoe Smith had in mind when they left school a year early.
UNLV forwards Mike Moser and Khem Birch reach for a rebound during their Mountain West Conference Tournament game against Air Force Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack. UNLV won 72-56 and will face the winner of the Fresno State vs. Colorado State on Friday.
Once in similar situations, two former Rebels await their NBA fate
June 25, 2014
Two years ago, Mike Moser was Khem Birch. Both players had big decisions to make after their third season out of high school. Moser, who had just had a breakout season at UNLV, elected to return to school. Birch decided ...
Findlay Prep players and coaches gather with teammate  Rashad Vaughn at a local McDonald's to honor him being  selected as a McDonald's All-American on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Findlay Prep promotes from within for next head coach
May 28, 2014
Findlay Prep didn’t have to go outside its offices to find its next head coach. Associate head coach Andy Johnson, who’s been with the program the past five years, has been promoted to the staff’s top spot, the Henderson International School announced Tuesday evening.

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