Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 | 2:05 a.m.
Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer take a look back at the Findlay-Gorman high school basketball game and break down this week's slate of games.
- Winston Shepard, Nigel Williams-Goss lead Findlay Prep to double-digit win against Gorman
- 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
- Weekly basketball picks
- High school basketball section
Nine high school basketball players from Nevada last week were nominated for the 2012 McDonald’s All-American Games, including highly regarded Bishop Gorman High senior Shabazz Muhammad and Findlay Prep post player Anthony Bennett.
Nationwide, 600 boys and girls players were nominated for the March 28 event, which will take place at the United Center in Chicago. The McDonald’s All-American selection show, when the field is narrowed to 24 boys and girls, is 2 p.m. Feb. 9 on ESNPU.
Other locals nominated include boys players Dominic Artis, Brandon Ashley and Winston Shepard from Findlay, and Rosco Allen from Gorman. On the girls side, Gorman’s Zhane Dikes, Palo Verde’s Jasmin Kiley and Julia Dufurrena from Lowry High in Winnemucca were nominated.
A Las Vegas player has been selected for the game in each of the last three years — Findlay’s Avery Bradley (2009), Findlay’s Cory Joseph and Tristan Thompson, and Bishop Gorman girls’ player Aaryn Ellenberg (2010), and Findlay’s Myck Kabongo (2011).
The game, which features alumni such as Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, typically serves as a springboard to stardom at the next level. Bradley (Boston), Joseph (San Antonio) and Thompson (Cleveland) are each in the NBA, Ellenberg plays at Oklahoma and Kabongo is a freshman at Texas.