Findlay Prep students at Village of Hope... Photo By: Jose Lopez
Findlay Prep Pilots Rashad Vaughn and Kelly Oubre Jr. Named 2014 Jordan Brand Classic All Americans
Rashad Vaughn and Kelly Oubre Jr were selected for the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic All – American game. The game will be played April 18th at Barclays Center. Rashad and Kelly become the 8th and 9th Jordan Brand All-Americans in Findlay Prep history. Rashad and Kelly were also Selected for the 2014 McDonalds All-American game.
Findlay Prep Pilot Kelly Oubre Jr. Selected for the 2014 USA Junior National Select Team for the 2014 Nike Hoop Summit
Findlay Prep Pilot Craig Victor II Selected for the 2014 Ballislife All American Game
The 4th annual Ballislife All American Game will be held at Long Beach City College on May 3rd. Craig is the 5th Findlay Prep Pilot selected to the Ballislife All American Game.
Findlay Prep Finishes the Regular Season 30 – 4
Findlay Prep Improves to 30 – 4 on the Season with a 55 – 51 Win Over Bill Crothers School in Toronto, Canada at The Air Canada Center on Sunday, March 2, 2014. This was Findlay Prep second trip to Canada this season.
Findlay Prep Pilot Rashad Vaughn Ties Single Game Findlay Prep 3pt Field Goals Made Record
Findlay Prep Pilot Rashad Vaughn hit 9 three pointers in the Pilots most recent game vs. Planet Athlete Academy. Vaughn, recently committed to UNLV, tied former Findlay Prep Pilot and current San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph with 9 three pointers made in a single game.
Article and link below on Findlay Prep win vs. Planet Athlete in the Las Vegas Review Journal..
Vaughn hits nine 3-pointers, Pilots roll
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Rashad Vaughn poured in 42 points on Monday to lead Findlay Prep’s boys basketball team to a 116-71 victory over Planet Athlete Academy at Henderson International. Vaughn, who committed to UNLV last week, tied a Findlay record with nine 3-pointers. He added six rebounds and four assists. Derryck Thornton had 19 points and nine assists, and Kelly Oubre, Craig Victor and Dillon Brooks each scored 15 points for the Pilots. Victor grabbed 13 rebounds, and Justin Jackson had six rebounds, nine assists and three blocked shots for Findlay, which was 42-70 (60 percent) from the field and 11-for-24 (45.8 percent) on 3-pointers.
Findlay Prep Updates
Findlay Prep beats (9-5) Pinnacle at Rancho Solano on Friday, January 3, 2014 at The Meritas Rancho Solano Duel in the Desert.
Findlay Prep improves to 17 - 3 on the season.
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Stats from Findlay Prep game.. Derryck Thornton Jr 7pts & 7 assists; Kelly Oubre Jr 27pts, 4 Rebs, 3 assists; Horace Spencer 9pts, 6 Rebs, 3 blocks; Craig Victor 7pts & 9 Rebs; Justin Jackson 11pts, 6 rebs, 4 assists; Dillon Brooks 14pts & 4 Rebs; Renathan Ona Embo 4pts, 2 Rebs, 4 assists; Chidozie Nnamene 1 Rebs; Rashad Vaughn DNP; Oshae Brisset DNP
Kelly Oubre Jr dunk of the game was one of many highlights for the Findlay Prep Pilots
Article from Richard Obert from AZ Central on Findlay Prep win over Pinnacle.
Link and article below...
Findlay Prep dunks all over Pinnacle on way to easy victory
Even after national basketball powerhouse Findlay Prep had Phoenix Pinnacle in a 30-point hole midway through the final quarter, most of the standing-room only crowd at Scottsdale Rancho Solano Prep remained Friday night.
That is how riveted it was to see the the display of alley-oop dunks, put-back dunks, fast-break dunks and a total domination of the lane by the Henderson, Nev., team of high school all-stars.
Pinnacle clearly was intimidated by Findlay Prep’s superior athleticism and physicality, but at least it played the Pilots, who rolled to a 79-46 victory in the Duel in the Desert.
Findlay Prep (17-3) will see if it can keep the parade of dunks going on Saturday at 6 p.m. when it returns to sister-school Rancho Solano to play top-ranked and two-time defending Division I champion Tempe Corona del Sol.
“It’s pretty phenomenal,” Pinnacle coach Charlie Wilde said. “Even when you get blocked by the third guy coming by … it’s kind of intimidating with their length.”
Wilde figured this to be a no-lose situation. This will only help the rest of the season.
Pinnacle (9-6) won’t face another team – maybe ever – with this kind of size, quickness, skill, explosiveness.
Every player that has come through Findlay Prep since it began playing in 2006 has gone on to play in Division I college basketball.
Findlay even was without two of its top players for Pinnacle, and still asserted its power after falling behind 10-5 early.
Dorian Pickens, Pinnacle’s only major-college-bound player, started the game with a 3-pointers and tried to keep Pinnacle in the game in the second quarter with a three-point play and another 3-pointer, cutting the deficit to 29-23.
Kelly Oubre, Findlay’s top scorer at 22 points a game, kept gtting loose inside, either scoring or getting fouled. He finished with 23 points.
Dillon Brooks added 14 points for Findlay.
Pickens led Pinnacle with 21 points.
“This definitely helps, going up against the best athletes,” Pickens said. “We’ll use this to move forward for the rest of the season.”
In the earlier Duel in the Desert game, junior guard Sammy Barnes-Thompkins scored 38 points, leading Phoenix Sunnyslope to a 68-63 win over Gardena (Calif.) Serra.
Sunnyslope (13-1) led 60-45 on Thompkins’ layup with 5:08 left, before letting up down the stretch.
Serra outscored Sunnyslope 10-5 in the final 2:21.
“It’s human nature,” Sunnyslope coach Ray Portela said.
Sunnyslope’s 6-foot-9 senior center Michael Humphrey disrupted Serra’s offense in the lane with his length. He blocked four shots and had three steals.
Thompkins made four 3-pointers, showing off an ability to score from inside and outside with quickness and creativity.
“I write with my left hand but I’m much stronger with the basketball with my right,” said Thompkins, who used both hands to score points, driving hard to the basket for reverse layups. “I love this kind of competition. It makes me play better, going up against better players.”
Findlay Prep beats (13-1) #17th Ranked Corona Del Sol at Rancho Solano on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at The Meritas Rancho Solano Duel in the Desert.
Findlay Prep improves to 18 - 3 on the season with win over 2012 & 2013 Arizona State Champion and #17th ranked nationally Corona Del Sol.
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Game Stats for Findlay Prep...Derryck Thornton Jr 7pts, 6 assists, 3 steals; Kelly Oubre Jr 21pts, 9 Rebs, 4 assists; Horace Spencer 6pts, 2 Rebs, 2 blks; Craig Victor II 12pts& 7 Rebs; Justin Jackson 9pts, 3 rebs, 3 blocks, 3 steals; Dillon Brooks 3 Rebs; Renathan Ona Embo 4 rebs; Rashad Vaughn DNP; Oshae Brissett DNP
Findlay Prep Pilot Program
Takes Flight during the Holidays
On Tuesday December 16th the Findlay Prep Pilot Program made a huge impact in the community by delivering gifts to the Village of Hope kids that attend Whitney Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV. This program was establishedby the JYD Project to assist the Findlay Prep students in their service learning efforts to improve the community around them. Service learning is a strong component for the Pilots that introduces the importance of community service much like NBA Cares. Head Coach Jerome "Junk Yard Dog" Williams was the NBA Cares Community Ambassador in 2006 and a huge community advocate that has dedicated much of his life to community projects. This Pilot program appearance was added to the 36 hours that the team has logged so far and continues to battle challenges within the Clark County community.
Findlay Prep Improves to 206 – 10 since the beginning of 2007-2008 Season
Since the beginning of the 2007-2008 season, the Findlay Prep Pilots have a record of 206 – 10. The Pilots have won 3 NHSI Championships (2009, 2010, 2012) during that time and also a National Prep School Runner Up season in 2008.
Former Head Coach Mike Peck
Former Findlay Prep Head Coach and current Idaho Stampede Head Coach Mike Peck has the Idaho Stampede in the NBDL off to a 8 – 0 start so far this season. Coach Peck has the Stampede on an 11 game winning streak dating back to last season. At Findlay Prep, Coach Peck’s teams accumulated a record of 157-8, including an unbeaten record of 65-0 at home during that stretch. Findlay was the consensus No. 1 team in the country after a 33-0 season in 2009, and three of the last four years, Findlay won the National High School Invitational (2012, 2010, 2009). In addition, Findlay was the National Prep School Championship Runner-Up in 2008 after ?nishing the season 32-1. During Peck’s tenure, Findlay posted a 45-game winning streak (from 2008-09) and went 14-2 on ESPN nationally televised games.
Former Findlay Prep Pilot and current Arizona Wildcat Brandon Ashley
Article below and link below…
Versatile Ashley thriving as Arizona's unsung presence
By Jon Rothstein | CBS Sports
December 12, 2013 09:17 AM ET
Congrats to Jonah Bolden who Commits to UCLA!!
Video link below.
UCLA has received a 2014 commitment from Jonah Bolden out of Australia.
Bolden is an athletic power forward that can stretch the floor with his long range shooting touch. Jonah was offered by Indiana, USC, Louisville and SMU.
ESPN ranks Bolden as the 70th best prospect in the 2014 class.