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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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Three local high school seniors selected to the McDonald's All-American Game
Feb. 9, 2012
Bishop Gorman’s Shabazz Muhammad and Findlay Prep duo Anthony Bennett and Brandon Ashley were among 24 high school seniors selected nationwide on Thursday to participate in the McDonald’s All-American game.

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Bishop Gorman's Shabazz Muhammad.
Two from Findlay Prep, Gorman's Shabazz Muhammad picked for elite all-star game
Feb. 2, 2012
Three local high school basketball players on Thursday were selected for the Jordan Brand Classic team.
Findlay Prep's Anthony Bennett, recovering from a hamstring injury, smiles during practice at the Henderson International School in Henderson, Jan. 19, 2012.
Shabazz Muhammad, Anthony Bennett two of nine Nevadans nominated for McDonald's game
Jan. 25, 2012
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. 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).

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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.
Winston Shepard, Nigel Williams-Goss lead Findlay Prep to double-digit win against Gorman
Jan. 21, 2012
Findlay Prep senior forward Winston Shepard has the reputation of being one of the nation’s elite high school basketball defenders. On Saturday, his performance in guarding the nation’s consensus top recruiting prospect solidified the claims of his defensive ability. Shepard served as the primary defender against Bishop Gorman High’s Shabazz Muhammad during the annual Gorman-Findlay game at Cox Pavilion, holding Muhammad scoreless in the third quarter while Findlay opened a double-digit lead in a 73-61 victory.

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Half court buzzer-beater in overtime powers Coronado over Foothill
Jan. 21, 2012
Coronado coach Jeff Kaufman instructed Teyshawn Campbell to either draw a foul or get to the rim with the game tied and five seconds remaining in overtime Saturday afternoon against Foothill. When Campbell realized neither of those options would work, he improvised. The senior guard took two steps past half court and launched the ball at the buzzer. The half court heave bounced off the backboard and through the net. Coronado 75, Foothill 72.
UNLV coaching legend Jerry Tarkanian watches the Findlay Prep game against Bishop Gorman Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at Cox Pavilion. Findlay won the game 73-61.
Local, national dignitaries in the stands to watch Findlay beat Gorman, 73-61
Jan. 21, 2012
Here’s yet another sign that Saturday’s Bishop Gorman-Findlay Prep high school basketball game is the hottest ticket in town: The list of notables in attendance at the Cox Pavilion included: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, UFC owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, UNLV coaching legend Jerry Tarkanian and more.
Findlay Prep's Christian Wood, center, is shown during practice at the Henderson International School in Henderson, Jan. 19, 2012. Teammate Amedeo Della Valle is at right. Findlay Prep plays Bishop Gorman at the Cox Pavilion Saturday.
Tickets remain for sold-out Findlay-Gorman game on StubHub ... for $201
Jan. 20, 2012
Fans without tickets to the sold-out high school basketball game today between Bishop Gorman and Findlay Prep at the 2,500-seat Cox Pavilion still had a shot at getting them, but not cheaply.
Findlay Prep's Winston Shepard is shown during practice at the Henderson International School in Henderson, Jan. 19, 2012. Findlay Prep plays Bishop Gorman at the Cox Pavilion Saturday.
Toughest ticket in town: Gorman, Findlay Prep ready for anticipated showdown
Jan. 20, 2012
When Bishop Gorman High basketball coach Grant Rice left his office Thursday afternoon for practice, he jokingly said he needed to lock his desk to guard what was on the inside. The veteran coach wasn’t talking about keeping his car keys or wallet safe. Rather, it was a batch of tickets to his team’s Saturday game against Findlay Prep at the Cox Pavilion he was worried about.

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Findlay Prep's Anthony Bennett, recovering from a hamstring injury, shoots during practice at the Henderson International School in Henderson, Jan. 19, 2012. Findlay Prep plays Bishop Gorman at the Cox Pavilion Saturday.
Findlay Prep's Anthony Bennett talks about his recruitment, will be a game-time decision against Gorman
Jan. 19, 2012
A pulled right hamstring is limiting Findlay Prep senior forward Anthony Bennett and could force the prized UNLV recruit out of Saturday’s anticipated showdown against Bishop Gorman High at the Cox Pavilion. The 6-foot-7 Bennett, a consensus top-10 prospect, is considered day-to-day with the nagging injury and was a non-participant for most of Thursday’s practice.

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Findlay Prep celebrates its 89-86 double-overtime victory over Bishop Gorman on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the Cox Pavilion.
Showdown will include more than annual Gorman, Findlay Prep basketball game
Jan. 4, 2012
Coronado High School basketball coach Jeff Kaufman didn’t have to think twice when officials from Findlay Toyota contacted him with an intriguing offer. The highly anticipated game between powers Findlay Prep and Bishop Gorman, which the dealership sponsors annually, is blossoming this winter into an all-day event, and they wanted to include some Las Vegas-area public schools in what’s being billed as a celebration of local basketball. Coronado and Foothill, rivals in the Henderson-based Southeast Division, were invited to play one of their two regular-season games before the Findlay-Gorman tilt.

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