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Findlay Prep guard Kelly Oubre knocks the ball out of forward Dillon Brooks' hands during practice Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Findlay Prep dresses just 7, falls to Oak Hill in national semifinals
April 4, 2014
The lack of available players finally took its toll late in the game. The Henderson-based Pilots simply ran out of energy, squandering a 14-point third-quarter lead in a season-ending 64-56 defeat.
Findlay Prep guard Derryck Thornton Jr. drives to the basket while being defended by coaches Rodney Haddix, left, and Jerome Williams during practice Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Findlay Prep’s mascot a perfect choice given Pilots’ penchant for air travel
March 30, 2014
Findlay Prep isn't your typical basketball team. The Pilots often get mistaken for a pro team when they travel, which is a lot ...
A UNLV student holds up a sign to try to entice Rashad Vaughn to commit to UNLV during their game against Illinois on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at the Thomas & Mack Center. Illinois won the game 61-59.
Rebels do it again: 5-star guard Rashad Vaughn commits to UNLV
Feb. 11, 2014
Whatever lumps they take on the court, Dave Rice’s Rebels don’t lose many recruiting battles. They won another big one on Tuesday.
Bishop Gorman forward Nick Blair and Findlay Prep forward Kelly Oubre fight or a rebound during their game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the South Point. Gorman won 76-72 in overtime.
Findlay Prep duo continue program's success with McDonald's selections
Jan. 29, 2014
Findlay Prep players Kelly Oubre and Rashad Vaughn were among the 24 high school seniors selected today to participate in the 2014 McDonald’s All-American game.
Bishop Gorman forward Nick Blair drops in the game-tying basket to send their game against Findlay Prep into overtime Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the South Point. Gorman won 76-72.
Gorman finally downs Findlay Prep with hot start, big effort from improving junior
Jan. 25, 2014
They were supposed to be the Bishop Gorman High basketball team’s new “Big Three.” After the Gaels graduated a trio of top-100 recruits two seasons ago, 2015 classmates Nick Blair, Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman were expected to emerge as the Nevada power’s new threesome of elite players. Jeter and Zimmerman have lived up the billing, becoming five-star recruiting prospects and two of the best players on the court each game. Blair clearly is a step behind. But that’s starting to change this season with the 6-foot-5 wing cracking the starting lineup and showing off his off-the-charts athleticism. It’s because ...
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.
All eyes will be on Findlay Prep, Bishop Gorman basketball
Jan. 24, 2014
Bishop Gorman High’s Noah Robotham buried a 3-pointer from the corner, quickly hustling back on defense and not realizing the significance of his shot. In a game of big plays, blue-chip recruiting prospects and much anticipation, it was Robotham — then a freshman — with one of the most memorable plays. He just didn’t realize how crucial his shot was, which tied the game against Findlay Prep at 83 with seconds remaining in double overtime at the sold-out Cox Pavilion during the 2011 rivalry game between the nationally respected local programs.
UNLV recruits Stephen Zimmerman, left, and Rashad Vaughn, right, talk with George Nguyen during UNLV's annual preseason Scarlet and Gray scrimmage Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at the Thomas & Mack.
Gorman duo, 6 from Findlay Prep and the freshman everyone is talking about make Scout.com's top 100
Oct. 28, 2013
Two verbal commits to the UNLV basketball team and nine Las Vegas area athletes are part of The Ultimate 100 from Scout.com, which was released Monday and ranks the nation’s top 100 high school basketball players regardless of graduation year.
UNLV head basketball coach Dave Rice watches players during the 2013 Adidas Super 64 summer tournament at Rancho High School Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
Findlay Prep's Rashad Vaughn sets up official visit to UNLV
Oct. 2, 2013
Findlay Prep guard Rashad Vaughn will take an official visit to UNLV on Nov. 25-26, according to his mentor Pete Kaffey. Vaughn is a five-star shooting guard in the class of 2014.
UNLV head basketball coach Dave Rice watches players during the 2013 Adidas Super 64 summer tournament at Rancho High School Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
UNLV in good position with class of 2014 guard Rashad Vaughn
Sept. 25, 2013
Rashad Vaughn isn’t open, but still able to score. That's one of the reasons why the Findlay Prep senior guard is a consensus top-10 recruiting prospect.
Findlay Prep's Christian Wood shoots over Winston Shepard during practice at the Henderson International School campus Monday, March 26 2012.
Bern's-Eye View: Current practice ban won't have much impact on Findlay Prep
Sept. 19, 2013
Despite operating under its third head coach in three seasons, things couldn’t have been more business as usual at Findlay Prep practice Wednesday night.
Findlay Prep's Winston Shepard covers former NBA player Jerome "Junkyard" Williams during practice at the Henderson International School campus Monday, March 26 2012.
Former NBA player named next coach at Findlay Prep
Aug. 6, 2013
Findlay Prep assistant and former NBA player Jerome Williams will take over the Pilots program, the team announced Tuesday. The move has been expected since former coach Todd Simon left the high school basketball national powerhouse in July to become an assistant at UNLV.
Findlay Prep basketball coach Todd Simon works with his players Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.
Findlay Prep's Todd Simon pegged to join UNLV staff
July 1, 2013
UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice didn’t have to look far for an assistant coach to fill out his staff. Todd Simon, the head coach at national high school powerhouse Findlay Prep in Henderson, is close to returning to UNLV to take the position vacated when Justin Huston left in April for San Diego State. Simon spent two years as the Rebels’ video coordinator under Lon Kruger before leaving in 2006 for Findlay Prep. The UNLV job can’t be offered until the university’s human resources department gives its approval, which is a formality.

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Anthony Bennett, back right, talks to people before the NBA Draft lottery on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in New York. Bennett will be back in the city in a little more than a month for the actual draft.
Rebel gets up-close look at the teams that may select him in June's NBA Draft
May 22, 2013
The next time he’s interviewed on national TV, Anthony Bennett will likely be without an arm sling, the better to pick up and put on the official NBA Draft hat of the team that selects him June 27 in New York City.

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Findlay Prep's Nigel Williams-Goss  shoots during practice at the Henderson International School campus Monday, March 26 2012.
Findlay Prep's winning streak snapped at 54 games; season ends in semifinals of ESPN event
April 5, 2013
The Findlay Prep basketball team’s winning streak is over. So is the perennial power Pilots’ season. Findlay Prep was defeated Friday by St. Benedict’s of New Jersey in the semifinals of the ESPN National High School Invitational.

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Findlay Prep's Nigel Williams-Goss  shoots during practice at the Henderson International School campus Monday, March 26 2012.
Findlay Prep lives to play another game at ESPN tourney thanks to late rally
April 4, 2013
Findlay Prep’s Nigel Williams-Goss scored 13 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter Thursday and the Pilots erased an eight-point fourth quarter deficit against Montrose Christian in the quarterfinals of the ESPN National High School Invitational in North Bethesda, Md., winning their 54th straight game with a 57-53 victory.

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Ex-Pilot Streeter helps Fullerton get epic win over UCLA
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Findlay Prep defeats former NBAer and his pals
It was a tough night for the Junkyard Dog and his band of 30-something hoopsters up at the Henderson International School. Former NBA player Jerome ... Read blog »
Findlay hoops standout Joseph has UNLV on final list
Findlay College Prep point guard Cory Joseph has narrowed his collegiate wish list. With guidance from Pilots coach Mike Peck, Joseph on Wednesday determined that ... Read blog »
Joseph and Thompson to play in Rucker Park all-star game
Findlay College Prep point guard Cory Joseph will join teammate Tristan Thompson in an Aug. 21 all-star game at the famed Rucker Park in New ... Read blog »
Pilots add the late Dennis Johnson's nephew to roster
Nick Johnson is the latest elite basketball player to transfer to Findlay College Prep for the 2009-10 season. A 6-foot-3 guard from Chandler (Ariz.) Highland ... Read blog »
Next hoops squad will include Winston Shepard
Winston Shepard is leaving Missouri City (Texas) Hightower High to play his next three seasons of basketball at Findlay College Prep. A 6-foot-7, 205-pound forward, ... Read blog »
Pilots add Drazen Petrovic's nephew to their roster
Findlay College Prep has added two more players to its 2009-10 roster, including another star attraction in the nephew of the late Croatian star Drazen ... Read blog »
Trio of Pilots gets ousted from New Zealand
Findlay College Prep’s trio of basketball players was bumped out of the FIBA U19 World Championship on Friday in Auckland, New Zealand. Canada, boasting guard ... Read blog »
Joseph, Canada get U.S. next in New Zealand
Cory Joseph is becoming a star at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. The Findlay College Prep guard rang up 20 points ... Read blog »
Joseph shines for Canada in New Zealand
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