Findlay's Joseph, Okonji likely to decide in April 

February, 8, 2010
Tristan Thompson is down but not out, at least for long. Thompson, the 6-foot-9 center from Findlay College Prep in Henderson, Nev., suffered ankle injury last month at a tournament in Florida.

Thompson and 6-3 senior guard Mark Petrovic each tore ankle tendons during loss to the host school on Jan. 30 in the finals of the Montverde (Fla.) Academy Invitational Tournament. Petrovic, a combo guard from Croatia, went down on the first play of the game and the Texas-bound Thompson was injured late in the opening quarter.

The Pilots (25-2) lost to Montverde, 54-51, despite an MVP performance from guard Cory Joseph.

Christopher Lawlor

High School Basketball
Christopher Lawlor has covered high school sports for more than 20 years, most recently with USA TODAY, where he was the head preps writer responsible for national high school rankings in football, baseball and boys and girls basketball. He also ran the Gatorade national player of the year program for nine years.