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5 Storylines to Watch: Can anyone beat Findlay Prep?



Nigel Williams-Goss and Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) won their 46th consecutive game last week. / USA TODAY Sports

Here are the top five storylines for this week.

1. Findlay Prep looks unbeatable.

The Pilots got their school-record 46th-straight win last week and seem to be improving every game. At 27-0, Findlay Prep is the top team in the USA Today Super 25 and could very well run the table the same way that Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) did last season when it finished 44-0 and won the national title.

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It’s hard to imagine the Pilots losing before a postseason national tournament, where they could face elite competition.

For now, Findlay is smooth sailing.

2. What will Wiggins do for an encore?

Huntington (W.Va.) Prep swingman Andrew Wiggins dropped 57 points on 24-of-28 shooting in a 111-59 win over Marietta College's JV team. Wiggins added 13 rebounds and four blocks.

Express coach Rob Fulford said that Wiggins was “pissed” at a Sports Illustrated article that came out earlier that morning that said, among other things, Wiggins’ “work ethic and motor have yet to catch up to his athleticism and raw ability.”

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Huntington Prep’s next game is on Feb. 17 in Canada.

For the opposing team’s sake, let’s hope no other media outlet writes something that irritates the country’s No. 1 player.

3. Jayhawks turn with Randle.

Ask any hoops recruit which college shows them the best time during a visit and, more times than not, you’ll hear Kansas. This weekend, the Jayhawks will try and woo Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas) forward Julius Randle, who is ranked No. 2 in the Rivals150.

Randle visited Texas this past weekend. The Kansas visit will be Randle’s last before he decides between the Jayhawks, Texas, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Florida and Kentucky.

MORE: Inside Julius Randle's in-home visits

And yes, Kansas will have plenty of red velvet cake for Randle’s mother Carolyn Kyles. Every school recruiting Randle so far has tried to impress Kyles by having her favorite cake on hand.

“They said they’re ready for us,” Kyles said of Kansas.

4. St. Benedict’s Prep on a mission.

Since knocking off then-No. 4 St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.), No. 5 St. Benedict’s (Newark, N.J.) has been thumping teams by an average of 22.1 points per game.

This week’s opposition? Eastern Christian (North Haledon, N.J.).

Don’t expect a test here. The Gray Bees are determined to get to the postseason with no more losses.

5. Is Elder closer to signing?

While most of the nation’s top football recruits were celebrating National Sigining Day last week, Ensworth’s (Nashville, Tenn.) Cornelius Elder was at basketball practice.

Elder, one of the top running backs in Tennessee, said he plans to wait a few weeks, according to The Tennessean.

Elder, who doubles as a basketball star at Ensworth, racked up 2,618 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns this season and is weighing several options in both hoops and football from Auburn, Georgia Tech, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Purdue.

Follow Jason Jordan on Twitter @JayJayUSATODAY.

 

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