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September 17, 2014

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High School Basketball

  • From left, Mojave High School football  players Anthony Vereen, Moises Jaugerui and Frankie Contreras July 21, 2014.
    Mojave jumps out to big lead and cruises to 50-6 win against Pahrump Valley
    Sept. 12, 2014
    When injuries are as big of an issue as they have been for Mojave High the past couple of weeks, just getting out of the game in good health can feel like a victory. The scoreboard showing your team up 50 to 6 at the final whistle doesn’t hurt, either.
  • Las Vegas High's Devon Colley (12) drives to the basket during their game at Canyon Springs in North Las Vegas Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014.
    Las Vegas High’s Colley verbals with New Orleans basketball
    Aug. 23, 2014
    Las Vegas High incoming senior Devon Colley verbally committed to the University of New Orleans, picking the Southland Conference school over offers from Idaho, Southern Utah, Northern Colorado and others. The 6-foot-1 ...
  • Garrett Scheer takes a shot during a Las Vegas Knicks practice at Western High School on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The club team has gone from starting its program to being nationally ranked in three years. Now it has sponsorship from Reebok.
    Centennial’s Garrett Scheer picks Air Force basketball
    Aug. 5, 2014
    Centennial High’s Garrett Scheer, a 6-foot-6 small forward for the class of 2015, verbally committed today to ...
  • Bishop Gorman's Chase Jeter spins to the basket against  Centennial during their game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bishop Gorman won the game 73-50.
    Bishop Gorman senior Jeter selects Duke over UNLV, others
    Aug. 4, 2014
    Chase Jeter won’t be following in his father’s footsteps, and that’s just fine with both parties. Today in Los Angeles, Chase Jeter appeared on ESPNU and announced that ...
  • Centennial's Eddie Davis, left, and Marcus Allen fight for a rebound with Bishop Gorman's Noah Robotham during their Division I state championship game Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at the Orleans. Gorman won 69-43.
    One athlete’s amazing story of earning a college scholarship
    Aug. 1, 2014
    Eddie Davis wanted to play in one last tournament with his AAU basketball team. But he was leaving in three weeks for a junior college in Montana and was advised by his father not to play for Hard 2 Guard last week in the Las Vegas Invitational at Spring Valley. Father knows best ...
  • Canyon Springs guard Jordan Davis salutes after scoring a fast-break basket against Las Vegas during their game Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Green Valley High School. Canyon Springs won 64-55.
    Las Vegas Prospects guard wants to enjoy recruiting process, in no rush to commit
    July 26, 2014
    On the Las Vegas Prospects' first possession Thursday in the Fab 48 at Bishop Gorman, point guard Jordan Davis wasted no time in making a statement. He aggressively took the ball to the basket for a contested lay-in, confirming he’d be the best ...
  • Bishop Gorman's Chase Jeter dunks the ball with authority during a fast break against Centennial on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
    Bishop Gorman basketball star Jeter rising to new heights
    July 20, 2014
    Chase Jeter's time is in demand these days. The 6-foot-11 16-year-old has rapidly risen in the recruiting rankings the past year, and has a big decision to make regarding his future ...
  • Darrian Traylor, recovering from a knee injury, shoots over Bryon Grimes during Las Vegas Knicks practice Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Western High.
    Centennial guard makes up for lost time, picks UC Irvine basketball
    July 14, 2014
    Darrian Traylor was inpatient with sitting and waiting. This past season, when Centennial High advanced to the Sunset Regional championship game, Traylor sat helplessly on the bench watching his teammates lose to eventual state champion Bishop Gorman. Now he's making up for lost time. ...
  • Las Vegas basketball players, from left, Devon Colley, Ray Smith and Patrick Savoy Jr. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
    Injured Las Vegas High standout Smith picks Arizona basketball
    July 13, 2014
    Ray Smith will likely miss his senior season in the winter with the Las Vegas High Wildcats basketball team after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee Thursday during a camp in Chicago. But ...
  • UNLV forwards Khem Birch and Roscoe Smith react during the final minutes of their game against New Mexico on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won 68-56.
    Former UNLV players go undrafted; Lobo top Mountain West pick in NBA Draft
    June 26, 2014
    This always seemed like a possibility when the decisions were made, but going undrafted is certainly not what UNLV's Khem Birch and Roscoe Smith had in mind when they left school a year early.
  • Nate Grimes dunks during Las Vegas Knicks practice at Western High School Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The club team has gone from starting its program to being nationally ranked in three years. Now they have a sponsorship from Reebok.
    Local class of 2015 loses one of its many talented basketball players
    June 24, 2014
    The local basketball players in the class of 2015 would rival almost any national group of area talent in their class. However, in recent weeks that group got a little smaller.
  • Bishop Gorman senior center Stephen Zimmerman prepares for a rebound during Team USA U18 training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. Zimmerman and Gorman teammate Chase Jeter, both UNLV targets, will compete in the FIBA Americas Championship from June 20-24, 2014.
    Quest for gold once again unites Bishop Gorman teammates
    June 20, 2014
    When Chase Jeter found out he didn’t make the final cut for Team USA’s Under-18 squad, he had little time to dwell on it. Jeter, a class of 2015 center at Bishop Gorman High, was one of three players sent home last weekend from training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., where the U18 squad will compete ...
  • Bishop Gorman's Chase Jeter spins to the basket against  Centennial during their game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bishop Gorman won the game 73-50.
    Gorman senior replaces UNLV freshman on Team USA U18 squad
    June 19, 2014
    Team USA’s Under-18 squad will feature two Bishop Gorman teammates after all. Chase Jeter, who was one of the 15 players remaining in camp before the final cut, was added to the roster Wednesday evening to replace incoming UNLV freshman Dwayne Morgan.
  • Bishop Gorman center Stephen Zimmerman moves a rebound up court against Centennial during their game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bishop Gorman won the game 73-50.
    UNLV freshman, Bishop Gorman teammates survive first Team USA cut
    June 12, 2014
    Incoming UNLV freshman Dwayne Morgan and a couple of Rebel targets from Bishop Gorman High are among the 15 finalists for the Team USA Under-18 squad, it was announced today. Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman are the only high school teammates on the roster.
  • Findlay Prep players and coaches gather with teammate  Rashad Vaughn at a local McDonald's to honor him being  selected as a McDonald's All-American on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
    Findlay Prep promotes from within for next head coach
    May 28, 2014
    Findlay Prep didn’t have to go outside its offices to find its next head coach. Associate head coach Andy Johnson, who’s been with the program the past five years, has been promoted to the staff’s top spot, the Henderson International School announced Tuesday evening.