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No. 1 Findlay Prep Begins High School Hoops Title Defense

By Dustin Lynott On November - 16 - 2009

When a team finishes a season 33-0 and wins the High School Basketball National Championship, the bar can be set no higher.

As a new season began on Friday, Nov. 13, there was a buzz of anticipation, nervousness, and excitement in the air at the Henderson International Gymnasium.

This was the first test for a team that enters the season as the preseason No. 1 team in the nation according to many high school basketball publications, most notably the ESPNU National Poll.

However, this is not the same Findlay Prep team of last year.

There are still three senior returning players left from last year's squad, but the rest are all new faces. These new faces, and the mix of senior veteran leaders, will be counted on to lead this team to the promise land again.

Top 30 prospect point guard Corey Joseph, top 15 prospect power forward/center Tristan Thompson, and "Mr. Do Anything and Everything" forward Godwin Okonji will be relied on heavily to lead this team in the right direction again.

Game one of the season went as planned on Friday night, as the seniors...

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