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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, 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.

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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.”

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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.
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.

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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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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.

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