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Findlay Prep's Christian Wood prepares to pass the ball during practice at the Henderson International School in Henderson, Jan. 19, 2012.
Improvements of UNLV commit Christian Wood will be on display at ESPN tourney
April 4, 2013
One look at Findlay Prep senior Christian Wood and it’s easy to see the most significant improvement he’s made in his two seasons at the Henderson high school basketball powerhouse.


Findlay Prep basketball coach Todd Simon works with his players Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.
Findlay Prep's long layoff between games challenging
March 26, 2013
Findlay Prep basketball coach Todd Simon runs his team like a college football program during this stage of the season. The Henderson-based Pilots, which are the consensus ranked No. 1 high school team in the nation, will have a 35-day layoff between games when they play April 4 against Montrose Christian at the eight-team ESPN National High School Invitational in Bethesda, Md.


Findlay Prep basketball player Nigel Williams-Goss was honored at a local McDonald's Thursday, March 14, 2013, for being selected to play in the annual McDonald's All-American game. He'll become the seventh Findlay player in five years to play in the prestigious high school all-star game.
Nigel Williams-Goss' four-year journey at Findlay Prep helped make him a McDonald's All-American
March 15, 2013
The first thing visitors see when walking into the coaches’ office at Findlay Prep is an impressive display of McDonald’s All-American jerseys framed and hanging on the walls. The Pilots, which have won three of the last four ESPN National High School Invitational championships, and are ranked No. 1 nationally and undefeated this season, have had seven players selected for the prestigious McDonald’s game in the past five seasons. Nigel Williams-Goss, unlike the other six players before him, didn’t follow the same path in reaching the April 3 game at the United Center in Chicago.


Bishop Gorman High graduate Shabazz Muhammad, shown playing earlier this year for UCLA, will return to Las Vegas March 13 for the Pac-12 Conference Tournament with the Bruins.
Shabazz Muhammad, other former local standouts will return for Pac-12 tournament
March 12, 2013
Local legend Shabazz Muhammad’s farewell tour to college basketball hits Las Vegas this week when his UCLA basketball team plays in the Pac-12 tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Pac-12 regular season champion Bruins will play a to-be-determined opponent at noon Thursday in the quarterfinals. The tournament begins Wednesday with four games in the first round — the winner of the Stanford-Arizona State matchup advances to face Muhammad and the Bruins.
Findlay Prep's Nigel Williams-Goss  shoots during practice at the Henderson International School campus Monday, March 26 2012.
Findlay Prep's Nigel Williams-Goss named to McDonald's All-American team
Feb. 14, 2013
The accolades are continuing to come in for Findlay Prep senior Nigel Williams-Goss. This honor, however, might be the most significant for the Washington-committed point guard. Williams-Goss was one of 24 high school basketball players nationwide selected Thursday for the McDonald’s All-American game.


Desert Pines basketball player Julian Jacobs Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.
Findlay Prep survives scare from Desert Pines in what would have been an upset for the ages
Feb. 2, 2013
This is why they play the games. The Desert Pines High basketball team entered its Saturday game against Findlay Prep ranked No. 398 in the nation by Findlay Prep, of course, is a national power with just seven defeats the last five years. Ranked No. 1 in every poll. But unknown Desert Pines, the Northeast Las Vegas school and Division I-A power, nearly pulled off an upset for the ages at the Hardaway Hoopfest at Coronado. They led Findlay six points with two minutes to play in the third quarter and had two shots to win at the buzzer ...


Findlay Prep's Nigel Williams-Goss  shoots during practice at the Henderson International School campus Monday, March 26 2012.
Findlay Prep does it again, rallying past Montverde in the final minutes thanks to Nigel Williams-Goss
Jan. 21, 2013
The Findlay Prep basketball team Monday overcame another double-digit second half deficit against Montverde Academy. And, you guessed it, the Pilots’ best player hit the game-winner again.


Christian Wood of Findlay Prep dunks the ball during their boys basketball game against Bishop Gorman at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, January 7, 2013.
Findlay Prep will have its hands full Monday against Montverde in battle of No. 1-ranked teams
Jan. 20, 2013
This is one of the most anticipated high school basketball games of the year nationally. Findlay Prep, the Henderson-based powerhouse and the nation’s No. 1 ranked team by USA Today, will play Montverde Academy of Florida at 1 p.m. Monday in the Basketball Hall of Fame’s HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Mass, on ESPNU. Montverde is ranked No. 1 by ESPN Rise, making it a rare game featuring top-ranked opponents. And, let’s not forget, the teams have a history of playing memorable games.


Christian Wood of Findlay Prep dunks the ball during their boys basketball game against Bishop Gorman at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, January 7, 2013.
After third-quarter outburst from Findlay Prep, rivalry game with Gorman isn't as exciting as past years
Jan. 7, 2013
There would be no classic finish this year. Findlay Prep made sure there wouldn’t be a suspenseful ending Monday at the South Point Arena during its annual basketball game against Bishop Gorman High, outscoring the Gaels 21-7 in the third quarter to turn a five-point halftime lead into a comfortable double-digit advantage and 65-45 victory.
Christian Wood of Findlay Prep dunks the ball during their boys basketball game against Bishop Gorman at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, January 7, 2013.
Rebels recruits enjoy varying levels of success in Findlay-Gorman matchup
Jan. 7, 2013
Sitting at half-court in the South Point Arena on Monday night, UNLV coach Dave Rice had a good view of the future. Rice was one of several college coaches, including UCLA’s Ben Howland and BYU’s Dave Rose, on hand to take in Findlay Prep’s 65-45 victory against Bishop Gorman in an important matchup in the recruiting world.


Findlay Prep forward Matt Willms reacts after Nigel Williams-Goss got a basket and was fouled by Bishop Gorman during their game Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at Cox Pavilion. Findlay won the game 73-61.
Findlay Prep, Bishop Gorman rivalry will have a different feel this year
Jan. 5, 2013
It’s the only Las Vegas high school sports event that TV commercials promote. Bishop Gorman High and Findlay Prep meet for their annual game Monday at the South Point Arena. The teams, which are two of high school basketball’s most respected programs nationwide, always have rosters loaded with blue-chip college recruits, including several prospects hometown UNLV is courting.


UNLV's Anthony Bennett, left, and Katin Reinhardt react after a Bennett dunk during the Rebels' game against Hawaii on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Cal coach speaks highly of UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett
Dec. 7, 2012
Add California coach Mike Montgomery to the ever-growing list people around the country impressed with UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett. “He’s a man,” Montgomery said Friday. “There’s no question about that. He’s got muscles on top of muscles.”


Findlay Prep's Christian Wood prepares to pass the ball during practice at the Henderson International School in Henderson, Jan. 19, 2012.
Ready to run: Christian Wood signs with UNLV basketball, leads long list of locals signing with colleges
Nov. 14, 2012
When the UNLV basketball team gathers for its offseason conditioning next fall on the campus track, incoming freshman forward Christian Wood might be one of the leaders in the sprints and distance drills. Wood, who Wednesday signed his national letter of intent with the Rebels on the first day of the early signing period, is more than familiar with conditioning from his past two seasons at Findlay Prep in Henderson.


UNLV Runnin' Rebel Anthony Bennett
Countdown to tip-off: Bennett shoulders large responsibility for a true freshman
Nov. 12, 2012
The first McDonald’s All-American to go straight to UNLV from high school in 29 years, Anthony Bennett has a lot of weight on his broad shoulders.
Findlay Prep basketball coach Todd Simon is seen in their gym before practice Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.
Defying disease, Findlay Prep's new coach living his dream at basketball power
Sept. 27, 2012
Every morning Todd Simon swings his legs out of bed and prepares for the worst. The unsettling crunching sound is a given. So is the pain. “Those first two steps are just agony,” said Simon, the new coach of Findlay Prep.


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