The rosters at Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
and Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
featured eight Top 100 seniors during the 2011-12 season. Both programs took advantage of all that talent, combining to go 76-1 and taking the top two spots in MaxPreps.com's Academy Top 10.
Early indications point to another big season in 2012-13.
A source told MaxPreps that Nate Britt
, a five-star point guard and North Carolina verbal commitment, will play at Oak Hill Academy as a senior. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound floor general starred at Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
as a junior and is also a member of the storied DC Assault club program.Sindarius Thornwell
, a 6-5 guard from Lancaster (S.C.)
, announced via Twitter that he is also headed to Oak Hill Academy. Thornwell, rated No. 36 in the MaxPreps Class of 2013 Top 100, averaged 26.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game last winter en route to South Carolina player of the year honors.
Findlay Prep assistant Todd Simon and a source at Olympic (Charlotte, N.C.)
confirmed that Allerik Freeman
is headed west to play for the Pilots. ESPN's Dave Telep was the first to report the news Wednesday afternoon.
Freeman, a 6-3, 200-pound guard rated No. 15 among all rising seniors nationally, averaged over 17 points per game as a junior and led Olympic to a 28-2 record. He will be the first North Carolina native to play at Findlay Prep.
Expect more big names to make the jump in the coming weeks.
High school basketball fans have been pining for a Findlay Prep-Oak Hill Academy rematch in recent years. The programs had their one and only meeting in the final of the 2009 National High School Invitational, a 74-66 win for Findlay Prep.