Inside FP


Our program is called Findlay Prep of the Henderson International School.  We completed our 5th year as a college preparatory program at Henderson International private school in Henderson, NV a suburb of Las Vegas
We are one of the premier schools for freshmen through senior student athlete basketball players who want to get a college prep education on and off the court.  Findlay has been featured in every major sports media outlet and competed 11 times since April of 2009 on the ESPN family of networks.  In 2009, Dime Magazine named the Findlay Prep as one of the 50 that will shape future of basketball along side the likes of LeBron James, President Obama, and the USA Olympic Team.  In the 2010 NBA Draft, Avery Bradley was our first NBA player chosen and 3 more were selected in the 2011 NBA Draft.  Our first alums graduated college in the spring of 2011 highlighted by Fresno State’s Nedeljko Golubovic who graduated with a 3.9 grade point average in psychology

*22 Findlay players from the first 4 seasons are either currently playing division 1 basketball or will do so in the fall.  Alums attend Kentucky, Cal, Florida State, UNLV (2), New Mexico, Fresno State, Texas (3), Illinois, Arizona St (2), Washington, UTEP, Texas Southern, New Hampshire, VCU, St. Bonaventure, Miami (OH), Loyola Marymount, and San Francisco.  4 Seniors graduate this spring and will attend St. Johns, Texas, Western Kentucky, and Arizona.

*In 2010 Avery Bradley was selected 19th in the NBA Draft by Boston Celtics
*In 2011 Tristan Thompson was selected 4th overall in the NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers
*In 2011 Cory Joseph was selected 29th overall in the NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs
*In 2011 DeAndre Liggins was selected 53rd overall in the NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic
*Findlay has won back-to-back ESPN National High School Invitational Championships including an undefeated 2009 season
*Coach Michael Peck is 125-7 in his career as Head Coach at Findlay in 4 seasons including 47-0 at home

2007-08 season the Pilots finished 30-0 in the regular season and lost by 2 in the prep school championships to   finish 32-1
2008-09 season, Findlay finished 33-0 record and were the National Champions by winning the inaugural ESPN Rise National High School Invitational. Findlay was ranked #1 by ESPN Rise, USA Today,, in their final polls.  Rivals had Findlay #1 from wire to wire this season.
2009-2010 season, Findlay finished 32-2 and won their second straight ESPN Rise National High School Invitational Championship
2010-2011 season, Findlay finished 28-4 and made their 3rd straight ESPN Rise National High School Invitational Appearance

*Findlay has averaged 84.7 points per game and allowED 56.6 under Coach Peck and the Pilots have won 106 of 132 games by double digits.
*Findlay has played 11 nationally televised games since spring of 2009 on the ESPN networks as well as games televised on local TV networks across the country and most events have been broadcast live online
*The Pilots have had 30 international players from 18 different countries
*Findlay has traveled 41 times in 5 years during their school breaks and weekends with trips to New York (New York City), Florida (Orlando four times, Fort Myers), Rhode Island (Kingston, Smithfield), Massachusetts (Lowell, Springfield twice), Ohio (Dayton three times, Columbus), Michigan (Fowler twice), Kentucky (Marshall County three times, Lexington three times, Louisville, & Laurel County), Texas (Dallas, San Antonio, Houston), Maryland (Bethesda twice, Baltimore), New Jersey (Trenton twice), West Virginia (Huntington), Illinois (Peoria twice), California (San Diego, Calabasas), South Dakota (Mitchell), Tennessee (Memphis), Virginia (Norfolk).


The school facilities include 2 million dollars worth of NFL quality field turf, a pool, and a recently renovated Findlay locker room.  The recently refinished court has the new NCAA 3-point line. 

Our weight room was renovated in September of 2006. The weight room has all new equipment brought in to aid in the development of our athletes. The equipment is from Bigger-Faster-Stronger’s line of equipment.

We are an elite Nike sponsored school with shoes, sandals, running shoes, socks, warm ups, hoodies, practice gear, loose dry fits, tight dry fits, socks, pads, and compression shorts. We have Nike jerseys in Navy, Scarlett, and White. 


This is the backbone of the program.  The philosophy is to set up our student-athletes to be college ready from day one.  Our experienced staff has years of experience working at the elite college level providing 9 months of college level strength & conditioning, individual instruction, and intense practices. Strength and conditioning is built into the school day.   

The program has developed the freshmen of the year in the Big 12, Big 10, Big West and 3 of the NBA’s last 12 one-and-done 1st round picks!  The organization, structure, and demand for accountability get the best out of the athletes.
We operate beyond the college level with training throughout the school year that far exceeds what colleges can do because of their NCAA time restrictions.  The gym is highly accessible within walking distance of the dorm.


We play an up-tempo game that gets high level athletes an opportunity to display their talents and provides excitement to the community.  We are a defensive oriented philosophy but thrive on our regimented early morning conditioning in the preseason and really run offensively. Everyday of practice all of our players do similar skill work including ball handling, shooting, etc.  We expect all of our players to be able to dribble, shoot, pass, etc. so positions are not like the traditional positions.  Our offense is 4 out 1 inside attacking with good floor spacing.  All of our perimeter positions are very similar and we entrust all of our players to be able to bring the ball up the court.

Over the 132 games in 4 seasons the Pilots average 85 points per game.   Findlay has won 106 out of 132 games by double digits and are 47-0 at home in that time.

4 McDonalds All-Americans: Cory Joseph, Avery Bradley, Tristan Thompson, Myck Kabongo
4 Jordan Brand All-Americans: Cory Joseph, Avery Bradley, Tristan Thompson, Myck Kabongo
5 Parade All-Americans: Cory Joseph, Avery Bradley, Tristan Thompson, DJ Richardson, Myck Kabongo
1 Derby Classic All-American: DeAndre Liggins
5 Jack Jones Shootout All-Stars: Marko Petrovic, Godwin Okonji, Nick Johnson, Amir Garrett, Kevin Kaspar
1 McDonald’s All-American Slam Dunk Contest winner: Avery Bradley
1 McDonald’s All-American 3-point contest winner: Cory Joseph
2 FAAZ Senior Showcase All-Stars: DJ Richardson, Victor Rudd
2 BallisLife All-Stars: Nick Johnson, Amir Garrett
1 Capital City Classic All-Star: Deividas Dulkys
1 Big 10 Freshman of the Year: DJ Richardson
1 Big 12 Freshman of the Year: Tristan Thompson
3 NBA 1st Round Pick: Avery Bradley (Boston Celtics), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers), Cory Joseph (San Antonio Spurs)
1 NBA 2nd Round Pick: DeAndre Liggins (Orlando Magic)
1 Pac10 All Academic Team: Jorge Gutierrez twice
1 Pac10 All-Defensive Team: Jorge Gutierrez twice
1 All-Pac 10 First Team: Jorge Gutierrez
1 All-SEC Defensive Team: DeAndre Liggins
1 Big 12 Defensive Team: Tristan Thompson
1 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year:  Tristan Thompson
1 All-Big 12 Second Team: Tristan Thompson, Cory Joseph honorable mention
Four-Time Academic All-WAC: Nedeljko Golubovic
Three-time Academic All West District: Nedeljko Golubovic
NCAA National leader in minutes per game: Ogo Adegboye
Coach Michael Peck has coached the Jordan Brand All-Star game, Nike Global Challenge, and was a Naismith Coach of the Year finalist in 2009. 
In 2009, Avery Bradley was ESPN and Hoopscoops #1 ranked player overall for the class of 2009


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