5 Combined Titles (Findlay Prep/Montverde)

Montverde Academy (FL) is aiming for their third consecutive Dick’s Nationals Title this year behind senior leader Ben Simmons. Montverde has captured the last two tournaments (2013, 2014) behind talented rosters which included Dakari Johnson, Devin Williams, D’Angelo Russell, Kasey Hill and others. Findlay Prep (NV) is looking to capture its fourth Dick’s Nationals Title and its first since 2012. Findlay Prep has the most tournament championships currently with three (2009, 2010, 2012) and are looking to resume their dominance in tournament play. Talented players from past Pilot teams include Avery Bradley, Cory Joseph, Tristan Thompson, Winston Shepard, Anthony Bennett, Nigel Williams-Goss, and other top talents.

 

Montverde Academy (FL)

 

2014 Key Contributors

Sr 6′ 8″ PF Chris Egi

Jr 6′ 9″ SF Ben Simmons

Sr 6′ 6″ SF Jordan Caroline

Sr 6′ 4″ SG Justin Bibbs

Sr 6′ 5″ PG D’Angelo Russell

Sr 6′ 9″ PF Makinde London

Sr 6′ 1″ PG Brenden Boyle

 

Road to 2014 Dick’s Nationals Title

Sagemont (FL) 81-63
Huntington Prep (WV) 56-51
Oak Hill Academy (VA) 71-62

 

 

2013 Key Contributors

Sr 6′ 11″ C Dakari Johnson

Sr 6′ 8″ PF Devin Williams

Soph 6′ 8″ SF Ben Simmons

Jr 6′ 4″ SG D’Angelo Russell

Sr 6′ 1″ PG Kasey Hill

Sr 6′ 0″ SG Miguel Cartagena

Jr 5′ 11″ PG Jalyn Patterson

Jr 6′ 4″ SG Justin Bibbs

Jr 6′ 6″ SF Jordan Caroline

 

Road to 2013 NHSI Title

Oak Hill Academy (VA) 77-71
Prime Prep (TX) 57-51
St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) 67-65

 

 

Findlay Prep (NV)

 

2012 Key Contributors

Sr 6′ 8″ PF Brandon Ashely

Sr 6′ 8″ PF Anthony Bennett

Sr 6′ 8″ SF Winston Shepard

Sr 6′ 4″ SG Amedeo Della Valle

Jr 6′ 3″ PG Nigel Williams-Goss

Sr 6′ 0″ PG Dominic Artis

Jr 6′ 10″ PF Christian Wood

Sr 6′ 11″ C Matt Willms

 

Road to 2012 NHSI Title

Coolidge (DC) 79-44
St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) 68-55
Montverde Academy (FL) 86-83

 

 

2010 Key Contributors

Sr 6′ 10″ PF Tristan Thompson

Sr 6′ 9″ PF Godwin Okonji

Sr 6′ 3″ SG Marko Petrovic

Jr 6′ 3″ SG Nick Johnson

Sr 6′ 3″ PG Cory Joseph

Fr 6′ 3″ PG Nigel Williams-Goss

Soph 6′ 7″ SF Winston Shepard

 

Road to 2010 NHSI Title

Charlotte Christian (NC) 65-50
Mountain State (WV) 68-53
Montverde Academy (FL) 59-46

 

 

2009 Key Contributors

Sr 6′ 10″ C Carlos Lopez

Sr 6′ 8″ PF Victor Rudd

Sr 6′ 4″ SG DJ Richardson

Sr 6′ 4″ SG Avery Bradley

Jr 6′ 3″ PG Cory Joseph

Jr 6′ 9″ PF Godwin Okonji

Sr 5′ 10″ PG Issiah Grayson

 

Road to 2009 NHSI Title

Mountain State (WV) 76-55
Montrose Christian (MD) 60-43
Oak Hill Academy (VA) 74-66

 

 

2015 Dick’s Nationals

 

#2 Montverde Academy (FL) 28-1

Dick’s Nationals History: 5th appearance, 10-2 overall, 2 Championships (2013, 2014)

First Round Opponent: #7 Greensboro Day (NC) 33-2

Statistical Leader: Ben Simmons 28 points, 11.9 rebounds, 4 assists, 2.6 steals, 1.5 blocks per game

Key Contributors

2015 7′ 0″ C Doral Moore (Wake Forest)

2015 6′ 8″ PF Noah Dickerson (Florida)

2015 6′ 9″ SF Ben Simmons (LSU)

2015 6′ 2″ SG Marcel Ponitka

2016 6′ 3″ PG Howard Washington

2018 6′ 9″ SF EJ Montgomery

2015 5′ 9″ PG Martez Cameron

2015 6′ 7″ SF Marquez Letcher-Ellis (Rice)

 

#6 Findlay Prep (NV) 28-2

Dick’s Nationals History: 6th appearance, 11-3 overall, 3 Championships (2009, 2010, 2012)

First Round Opponent: #3 Blanche Ely (FL) 28-0

Statistical Leader: Allonzo Trier 26.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.6 steals per game

Key Contributors

2015 6′ 8″ PF Horace Spencer (Auburn)

2017 6′ 8″ PF PJ Washington

2016 6′ 8″ SF Justin Jackson (UNLV)

2015 6′ 5″ SG Allonzo Trier (Arizona)

2016 6′ 2″ PG Derryck Thorton Jr.

2017 6′ 8″ PF O’Shae Brissett

2017 6′ 6″ SF Donnie Tillman

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