Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 | 5:52 p.m.
Beyond the Sun
Findlay Prep point guard Myck Kabongo on Thursday was one of 24 high school basketball players nationwide selected to participate in the McDonald's All-American Game.
He’s the fourth player in the last three years from the Henderson-based program picked for the game, which is March 30 in Chicago.
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Kabongo, who has signed to play next year at Texas, is averaging 17.1 points, 7.4 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 2 steals per game this winter. He’s rated as the nation’s No. 9 overall prospect for the class of 2011 by ESPN.
Avery Bradley in 2009 was the first from nationally respected Findlay to be named a McDonald’s All-American. Last year, Cory Joseph and Tristan Thompson represented the Pilots.
“It’s a tribute to the guys, to the individuals who made it,” Findlay coach Mike Peck said. “It’s a product of all of the hard work they have put in.”
Kabongo, a native of Toronto, is one of three Canadians selected this year. Joseph and Thompson, who are both playing significant minutes at No. 3 Texas, are also Canadian. Bradley played one year at Texas before being drafted in the first round by the Boston Celtics last April.
“First and foremost, I’m blessed to be in this position,” Kabongo said. “I’m trying to follow the lead of some great players who have come before me.”