Findlay Prep won the national high school basketball championship despite not being a high school.
As Sports Illustrated reports, Findlay Prep is a basketball program that "operates completely outside the traditional high school system."
It works like this:
- They find the best teenage basketball players.
- They give them a house in Las Vegas.
- They pay for their meals.
- They fly the players around the country to kick the crap out of every other team in the country.1
- The operation is bankrolled by a UNLV booster.2
- Completely unrelated to the item above, the players often decide to enroll at UNLV after leaving Findley Prep.
Or they can go to Europe and earn the type of money they can pay taxes on.
1The team finished 33-0 this season.
2 This is legal, according to the NCAA. Somehow.
3According to a New York Times conversation with ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla.