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  • Bishop Gorman forward Nick Blair drops in the game-tying basket to send their game against Findlay Prep into overtime Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the South Point. Gorman won 76-72.
    Gorman finally downs Findlay Prep with hot start, big effort from improving junior
    Jan. 25, 2014
    They were supposed to be the Bishop Gorman High basketball team’s new “Big Three.” After the Gaels graduated a trio of top-100 recruits two seasons ago, 2015 classmates Nick Blair, Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman were expected to emerge as the Nevada power’s new threesome of elite players. Jeter and Zimmerman have lived up the billing, becoming five-star recruiting prospects and two of the best players on the court each game. Blair clearly is a step behind. But that’s starting to change this season with the 6-foot-5 wing cracking the starting lineup and showing off his off-the-charts athleticism. It’s because ...
  • Canyon Springs' Shaqille Carr (23) lays up the ball against Las Vegas High School during their game at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014.
    UTEP basketball perfect fit for Canyon Springs guard Carr
    Jan. 24, 2014
    Whenever college basketball coaches visited Canyon Springs High in North Las Vegas to recruit guard Shaquile Carr, initial questions typically didn’t start with how many points or assists he averaged per game. Rather, it’s another average they were concerned with — his grade-point average.
  • A capacity crowd fills Cox Pavilion to watch Findlay Prep take on Bishop Gorman Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at Cox Pavilion. Findlay won the game 73-61.
    All eyes will be on Findlay Prep, Bishop Gorman basketball
    Jan. 24, 2014
    Bishop Gorman High’s Noah Robotham buried a 3-pointer from the corner, quickly hustling back on defense and not realizing the significance of his shot. In a game of big plays, blue-chip recruiting prospects and much anticipation, it was Robotham — then a freshman — with one of the most memorable plays. He just didn’t realize how crucial his shot was, which tied the game against Findlay Prep at 83 with seconds remaining in double overtime at the sold-out Cox Pavilion during the 2011 rivalry game between the nationally respected local programs.
  • Canyon Springs' Gerad Davis lays up the ball for a score against Las Vegas High School during their game at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014.
    Canyon Springs takes early control of Northeast with win over Las Vegas
    Jan. 22, 2014
    Gerad Davis inhaled deeply and pretended to spoon himself food upon checking out of Canyon Springs’ game for the first time with three minutes to go Wednesday night. It was the perfect choreography for Davis’ saunter down the bench. The senior guard earned the fatigue by feasting on Las Vegas High.
  • High School Basketball Picks: Week 5
    Jan. 20, 2014
    Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer prognosticate 10 of the biggest hoops games of the week.
  • High School Basketball Picks: Week 4
    Jan. 13, 2014
    Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer prognosticate 10 of the biggest hoops games of the week.
  • Davis brothers from Canyon Springs pick Eastern Washington
    Jan. 11, 2014
    Brothers Gerad and Jordan Davis from Canyon Springs High in North Las Vegas committed today to the Eastern Washington basketball team during an unofficial visit.
  • Las Vegas forward Tyler Bey prepares to drive past Green Valley forward Troy Cropper during their game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
    Las Vegas basketball making strides faster than expected, downs GV in league opener
    Jan. 8, 2014
    The Las Vegas High basketball team started no seniors Tuesday in its Northeast League opener at Green Valley. But their underclassmen weren’t intimidated, continuing to progress ahead of schedule in a 74-59 victory. With three college-recruits in the junior class leading the charge, including four-star prospect Ray Smith on the wing, the Wildcats were hoping to gain enough experience in the regular season to peak during the playoffs. If not, they would be one of the favorites next season.
  • High School Basketball Picks: Week 3
    Jan. 6, 2014
    Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer prognosticate 10 of the biggest hoops games of the week.
  • Bishop Gorman basketball players Chase Jeter, Noah Robotham and Stephen Zimmerman on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    Gorman's strong start quickly erased in loss to Oakland school
    Dec. 20, 2013
    Everything seemed to be going right for the Bishop Gorman High basketball team at the end of the first quarter Friday against Bishop O’Dowd in the Tarkanian Classic at the Orleans Arena. The rest of the game, however, belonged to the Oakland team.
  • Clark High School's Colby Jackson takes the ball downcourt during a game against national powerhouse Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, Calif.) during the Tarkanian Classic at Bishop Gorman High School Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.
    Clark basketball gains confidence after keeping game close with Mater Dei
    Dec. 20, 2013
    The Clark High basketball team didn’t back down. Even when the Chargers appeared to be overmatched Thursday against No. 3 ranked Mater Dei of Southern California in the Tarkanian Classic at Bishop Gorman, the Las Vegas power didn’t quit fighting. While a 72-58 loss will be recorded as a double-digit defeat, it will serve as much more for a team expected to contend for the Nevada state championship in a few months.
  • Jerry Tarkanian gets a standing ovation between games in the inaugural Jerry Tarkanian Classic Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.
    Tarkanian Classic at Gorman to feature some of nation's top teams, be televised by CBS Sports Network
    Dec. 18, 2013
    Bishop Gorman High basketball coach Grant Rice had high expectations when planning the holiday basketball tournament hosted at his school. First, he wanted the nation’s best teams to participate. And, of course, the event needed to honor the godfather of basketball in Las Vegas, legendary UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian.
  • This rendering shows the exterior view of the new proposed Faith Lutheran High School Gym.
    New gym at Faith Lutheran will eliminate teams practicing on tennis courts or before school
    Dec. 11, 2013
    Faith Lutheran broke ground on the Crusader Competition Center last week, a $6.5 million complex that is expected to be ready in about a year. It includes an 1,150-seat gymnasium, 4,000-square-foot weight room, new locker rooms, coaching offices and bigger concession stands. The old facility will become an auxiliary gym, giving the private school a two-court setup common at most schools in the area.
  • High School Basketball Picks: Week 1
    Dec. 10, 2013
    Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer prognosticate 10 of the biggest hoops games of the week.
  • The Las Vegas Sun Super Seven boys selection, from left, Spencer Mathis, Ray Smith, Chase Jeter, Stephen Zimmerman, Noah Robotham, Justin Burks and Diontae Jones.
    Las Vegas Super Seven: Valley High's Mathis grows into a new role, becomes one of area's top players
    Dec. 10, 2013
    Valley High senior Spencer Mathis highlights the Sun’s Super Seven preseason team — a group of the Las Vegas area’s top players, all of whom have scholarship offer. It includes three of the nation’s top 75 players for 2015.
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