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Findlay Prep head coach Michael Peck watches players during practice at the Henderson International School campus Monday, March 26 2012.
Coaching change at Findlay Prep: Peck leaves for D-League, Simon to lead Pilots
Sept. 11, 2012
Mike Peck is leaving Findlay Prep for the head coaching position with the Idaho Stampede, the Portland Trail Blazers’ NBDL team, it was announced Tuesday.

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Findlay Prep's Anthony Bennett before a ceremony March 21, 2012, to honor his selection to the McDonald's All-American team.
UNLV incoming freshman Anthony Bennett is cleared by the NCAA
July 26, 2012
McDonald’s All-American forward Anthony Bennett has been cleared to play this fall, UNLV coach Dave Rice confirmed Thursday. “We are excited for Anthony and for our team,” Rice said.

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A Golden State Warriors fan takes a photo of his team before their NBA Summer League game Friday, July 13, 2012.
Five reasons to check out the NBA Summer League this weekend
July 14, 2012
The steady stream of fans into the Cox Pavilion on Friday afternoon for the 2012 debut of the NBA Summer League came from all walks of life. Scouts looking at players. Family members in town to show support. Kids looking for autographs from what they’re sure will be the next NBA superstar. Los Angeles Lakers fans. There’s little doubt that Vegas is Laker country, but what do you do if you want to catch some good games and don’t have an NBA team you root for?
Findlay Prep's Anthony Bennett before a ceremony March 21, 2012, to honor his selection to the McDonald's All-American team.
NCAA Eligibility Center is taking a closer look at incoming Rebel Anthony Bennett
July 12, 2012
UNLV incoming freshman Anthony Bennett likely won’t be able to play in the team’s August trip to Canada as he awaits NCAA certification, but it isn’t expected to affect his eligibility for the 2012-13 season.

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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.
UNLV commit Christian Wood nation's No. 35 recruit in new Rivals rankings
July 3, 2012
Christian Wood, a 6-foot-8 forward who is verbally committed to the UNLV basketball team for the class of 2013, is ranked as the nation’s No. 35 prospect in the Rivals150, which was updated Tuesday by recruiting website Rivals.com. Wood shined last month at the Pangos All-American Camp in Long Beach, Calif., to firmly establish himself as one of the top players in his class, vaulting from a No. 55 ranking in April (Rivals updates its rankings three times annually) to No. 35.

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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.
Former UNLV commit Nigel Williams-Goss makes commitment to Washington
May 30, 2012
The second time around, Nigel Williams-Goss found a better fit than UNLV. Williams-Goss, a 6-foot-4 senior-to-be guard at Findlay Prep, on Wednesday morning made his second college announcement: he’s going to Washington.

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Findlay Prep's Anthony Bennett before a ceremony March 21, 2012, to honor his selection to the McDonald's All-American team.
Anthony Bennett's success could mean big things for UNLV's future with Findlay Prep players
May 16, 2012
Anthony Bennett made it official Tuesday. Bennett, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound forward at Henderson’s Findlay Prep, signed a letter of intent to take his skills 12 miles north to UNLV’s campus. He’s the third Pilot graduate to make that trip.

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Findlay Prep's Anthony Bennett before a ceremony March 21, 2012, to honor his selection to the McDonald's All-American team.
The Perfect Storm: Rebels coaching staff and fans play their cards right to get Bennett
May 13, 2012
Anthony Bennett isn’t like most top recruits. On Saturday, after a long recruiting process that finished with a month as the nation’s highest-rated uncommitted player, Findlay Prep’s Bennett kept it simple. After deciding to make a verbal commitment to UNLV over Oregon, he informed the concerned parties, including Findlay coach Mike Peck, sent out a tweet and stepped away to let the reactions fall where they may.

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Findlay Prep's Anthony Bennett before a ceremony March 21, 2012, to honor his selection to the McDonald's All-American team.
Findlay Prep's Anthony Bennett now the biggest recruiting target in the country
April 12, 2012
Findlay Prep’s Anthony Bennett is now the top recruit on the market. Bishop Gorman’s Shabazz Muhammad is going to UCLA. Nerlens Noel, out of Massachusetts, is going to Kentucky. Bennett, ranked No. 7 overall by rivals.com, is the biggest fish still out there, and really he’s just getting started. A 6-foot-7, 230-pound power forward, has all five of his official visits ahead of him. They include UNLV, Kentucky, Florida, Oregon and Washington.

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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 wins third national title in four years with a thrilling 86-83 OT victory
March 31, 2012
Nigel Williams-Goss hit a floater with just less than 20 seconds left, and Brandon Ashley finished with 31 points as Findlay Prep erased an 18-point deficit and defeated Montverde 86-83 in overtime for the ESPN National High School Invitational Championship. It’s the Pilots third title in four years (2009 and 10) at the tournament, which is played in Bethesda, Md.
Findlay Prep's Winston Shepard shoots during practice at the Henderson International School campus Monday, March 26 2012.
Winston Shepard's 17 points helps Findlay Prep to semifinal win at national event
March 30, 2012
Findlay Prep senior Winston Shepard scored 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting Friday in the semifinals of the ESPN National High School Invitational Championship and the Pilots limited St. Benedict’s (N.J.) to four second-quarter points in a 68-55 victory. The win puts Findlay in the tournament’s title game, where the Henderson-based school will play Montrose Christian at 11 a.m. Saturday looking for their third title in four years at the Betheda, Md., event.
Findlay Prep's Anthony Bennett before a ceremony March 21, 2012, to honor his selection to the McDonald's All-American team.
Anthony Bennett leads Findlay Prep to easy win at national championship tourney opener
March 29, 2012
Anthony Bennett’s hectic travel schedule was a non-factor Thursday for the Findlay Prep basketball team, as he helped lead them to an easy 79-44 victory in the ESPN National High School Invitational Championship.

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Findlay Prep head coach Michael Peck, right, gives advice to players during practice at the Henderson International School campus Monday, March 26 2012.
Findlay Prep out for redemption at ESPN national championship event
March 28, 2012
The high school basketball playoffs recently concluded for most teams across the nation. But for Henderson-based Findlay Prep, they are just beginning. On Thursday, the Pilots (29-1) will play at 5 p.m. against Coolridge Senior High of the Washington D.C. area in the quarterfinals of the eight-team ESPN National High School Invitational Championship at Georgetown Prep Bethesda, Md. The tournament will be televised by the ESPN family of networks, with Thursday’s game on ESPNU — the 14th time Findlay has played on ESPN since April 2009.
Bishop Gorman's Shabazz Muhammad sails in for a dunk against Legacy during their Sunset Regional semifinal game Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Gorman won 73-43.
Gorman's Shabazz Muhammad wins dunk contest against best high schoolers in the nation
March 26, 2012
Bishop Gorman High’s Shabazz Muhammad posted two perfect scores on his way to winning the slam dunk contest Monday at the Powerade Jam Fest in Chicago. The competition is a prelude to Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-American game.
Bishop Gorman High senior Shabazz Muhammad and former UNLV great Freddie Banks are photographed during a ceremony celebrating three locals picked for the McDonald's All-American game. Banks, who was Southern Nevada's first participant in the prestigious high school showcase, presented the players with their awards March 21, 2012, at the McDonald's on Sahara Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard.
Top recruits Bennett, Muhammad still seriously considering UNLV
March 22, 2012
The UNLV basketball team is still in the mix to sign two of the nation’s most coveted recruits for the class of 2012 with its last open scholarship. Both players — Bishop Gorman High wing Shabazz Muhammad and Findlay Prep forward Anthony Bennett — said Wednesday at a ceremony to honor their selection to the McDonald’s All-American team that they are seriously considering hometown UNLV.

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