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Posted: Wednesday April 1, 2009 5:12PM; Updated: Thursday April 9, 2009 9:10AM
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INSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

Bradley propels Findlay Prep to National High School tourney title

Story Highlights

Top-ranked Findlay College Prep (Henderson, Nev.) won the inaugural NHSI title

Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) could not solve Findlay's zone in the title game

It's a wrap. Findlay College Prep (Henderson, Nev.) walked out of the Hanley Center on the campus of Georgetown Prep on Sunday evening holding the silver trophy from the inaugural National High School Invitational. Able to stave off a late-charging Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) squad for a 74-66 victory, Findlay finished No. 1 in SI.com's final rankings in only its third year of existence. Texas-bound guard Avery Bradley was the difference with 20 points.
High School Basketball Power Rankings
1
Last Week: 2
Findlay College Prep (Henderson, Nev.) (33-0)
Junior guard Cory Joseph returns next season after proving his worth in the title game. The Ontario native is drawing interest from top Division I college programs.
Next: Season complete.
 
2
Last Week: 1
Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) (38-1)
The Warriors will return New York City guard Doron Lamb in the backcourt and reload elsewhere after failing to finish what would have been their sixth unbeaten season under coach Steve Smith.
Next: Season complete.
 
3
Last Week: 3
St. Patrick's (Elizabeth, N.J.) (30-3)
Won N.J. Tournament of Champions.
Next: Season complete.
 
4
Last Week: 4
Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) (21-3)
Maryland's top team fell 60-43 to Findlay in the semifinals of National High School Invitational.
Next: Season complete.
 
5
Last Week: 5
St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) (24-3)
Unable to overcome Oak Hill's depth, the Gray Bees fell 74-66 in semifinals of National High School Invitational.
Next: Season complete.
 
6
Last Week: 6
Westchester (Los Angeles) (34-2)
Division I champions.
Next: Season complete.
 
7
Last Week: 7
Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.) (31-0)
Class AAAA champions.
Next: Season complete.
 
8
Last Week: 8
Fayetteville (Ark.) (30-0)
Class 7A state champions.
Next: Season complete.
 
9
Last Week: 16
Rice (Harlem, N.Y.) (25-3)
New York State Federation Class AA champions.
Next: Season complete.
 
10
Last Week: 10
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) (31-2)
Idle.
Next: Season complete.
 
11
Last Week: 11
Strake Jesuit (Houston) (37-1)
Class 5A semifinalists.
Next: Season complete.
 
12
Last Week: 12
South (Bloomington, Ind.) (26-0)
Class 4A state champions.
Next: Season complete.
 
13
Last Week: 13
South (Atlanta) (29-3)
Class 3A champions.
Next: Season complete.
 
14
Last Week: 14
Christ School (Arden, N.C.) (36-2)
Idle.
Next: Season complete.
 
15
Last Week: 15
DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) (31-4)
WCAC champions. Next: Season complete.
 
16
Last Week: NR
Pershing (Detroit) (26-1)
Class A state champions.
Next: Season complete.
 
17
Last Week: 17
Franklin (Seattle) (28-1)
Class 3A champions.
Next: Season complete.
 
18
Last Week: 18
McClymonds (Oakland) (29-2)
Division I finalists.
Next: Season complete.
 
19
Last Week: 19
Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) (26-5)
WCAC finalist and Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament champions.
Next: Season complete.
 
20
Last Week: 20
Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.)(25-4)
New York CHSAA Class AA runners up.
Next: Season complete.
 
21
Last Week: 21
Neumann Goretti (Philadelphia) (26-3)
Philadelphia Catholic League champions.
Next: Season complete.
 
22
Last Week: 22
De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) (26-2)
Idle.
Next: Season complete.
 
23
Last Week: 23
Fairfax (Los Angeles) (27-5)
Division I semifinalists.
Next: Season complete.
 
24
Last Week: NR
Yates (Houston) (34-1)
Texas Class 4A champions.
Next: Season complete.
 
25
Last Week: 25
LeFlore (Montgomery, Ala.) (29-3)
Idle.
Next: Season complete.

 
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