How a high school in Nevada will affect the Ducks Basketball game tonight
Findlay Prep High School in Henderson, Nevada, is notoriously known for sending many talented players to Division 1 programs, and even some to the NBA. The upcoming Ducks and Wildcats’ basketball game will feature three Findley Prep alumni looking for something to brag about.
The Wildcats, who are currently undefeated, have a young and talented team. Brandon Ashley, a 6-8 freshman from Finlay prep, has great agility for a big man and a large wingspan making him a versatile and tough defender. As a starter, his play has been well rounded averaging 8.3 points per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. Nick Johnson, the other Findlay prep graduate is the leader on and off the court for the Wildcats. Only a sophomore, Johnson has been instrumental to his team’s success while averaging 12.2 points per game. Recently, he had a game saving block against San Diego St. with less than 10 seconds to go sealing the game for his team.
The Ducks have had surprising success in large part to the play of their freshman point guard. Dominic Artis, a Findlay prep alum as well, is the future face of Ducks basketball. As a freshman starter, he has been thrown into the fire and responded with great play, averaging 10.1 points per game and is currently fourth in the PAC 12 with 2 steals a contest.
Look for these three players to play with a little more energy than usual and be very active on the court. They’ll want put on a show and have bragging rights as this is the only time these teams will meet in PAC 12 play this year.