Scottsdale, AZ – Ranked as the #3 basketball team in the latest MaxPreps Xcellent 25, Findlay Prep (NV) returns to Arizona to challenge two of the top teams in the desert - Hillcrest Academy and Shadow Mountain High School. In last year’s event, Findlay Prep defeated three-time defending state champions Corona Del Sol, and state-runner up Pinnacle on their way to a 31-5 record and an appearance in the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School National Tournament in New York City.
The 2014-15 squad is led by 6’4" senior and University of Arizona commit Alonzo Trier. Ranked by ESPN as the #3 Shooting Guard in the class of 2015, Trier is currently averaging 33.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg, and 3.1 apg for the Pilots. Findlay Prep returns junior point guard Derryck Thornton Jr., ranked as the #2 point guard in the class of 2016; power forward Horace Spence an Auburn commit and 2016 UNLV commit, small forward Justin Jackson.
Findlay Prep will face defending state champions, Shadow Mountain High School, led by junior guards Mike Bibby Jr., and J.J. Rhymes, on Saturday, December 13th at Rancho Solano Prep at 5:00pm. Friday, December 12 at 6:30pm, Findlay Prep will take on fellow national high school team Hillcrest Academy Phoenix, led by sophomore Guard Jay Green who has received interest from multiple PAC-12 schools.
All Desert Challenge games will be played at Rancho Solano Preparatory School in Scottsdale (9180 E. Via De Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258). Tickets are currently on sale at the Rancho Solano Prep front office for $10. Doors will open one hour prior to the start of each game.
For questions contact the Rancho Solano Prep Athletic Department at (480) 646-8200.
Schedule of Events
Friday, December 12th - 6:30pm – #3 Findlay Prep vs. Hillcrest Academy Phoenix
Saturday, December 13th – 5:00pm - #3 Findlay Prep vs. Shadow Mountain HS
(All games to be played at Rancho Solano Preparatory School)