Findlay Prep (Nev.) has been added to the boys field at the Thanksgiving Hoopfest, organizers announced.
The Pilots are led by new coach Paul Washington Sr.. His son, P.J., is ranked among the top 20 players in the Class of 2017.
Before moving to Nevada, the Washingtons lived in Dallas.
The Thanksgiving Hoopfest in Texas, has announced its field for the 2016 event and will add girls teams, including defending Super 25 national champion Duncanville, for the first time in its eight-year history.
The tournament is scheduled for Sandra Meadows Arena in Duncanville on Nov. 25 and 26.
Organizers says the boys tournament in its first seven years has featured 50 state championship teams, 20 McDonald’s All-Americans and 10 current NBA players, included
Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics) and Julius Randle (Los Angeles Lakers).
The committed boys teams are: Westlake (Austin, Texas); Carver (Ala.) Cedar Hill (Texas), Steele (Cibolo, Texas); Columbus (Miss.); Dallas Lincoln; Dallas Kimball, Dallas Skyline, Duncanville (Texas); Trinity (Euless, Texas), Hall (Ark.); Lafayette Christian (Lafayette, La.); Timberview (Mansfield, Texas); North Crowley (Texas); Prestonwood (Texas); Putnam City (Okla.); and South Garland (Texas).
The girls field is led by host Duncanville, which went 39-0 and won the 6A state title. Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.), the National Association of Christian Athletes tournament champion and DICK’S Sporting Goods Nationals finalist, is also in the field along with Argyle (Texas), Dallas Lincoln, Liberty (Frisco, Texas), Mansfield Legacy (Texas) and Timberview (Mansfield, Texas.)
“Bringing the girls into this equation was a strategic move and I couldn’t be any happier with the decision.” Thanksgiving Hoopfest Director Glenn Smith said in a news release.