Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 | 5 p.m.
Findlay Prep players Kelly Oubre and Rashad Vaughn were among the 24 high school seniors selected today to participate in the 2014 McDonald’s All-American game.
The game, which is considered the premier event and recognition for elite high school basketball players, will be played on Wednesday, April 3, at the United Center in Chicago.
Oubre, who has signed with Kansas, and Vaughn, who’s uncommitted and considering UNLV and Iowa State, among others, continue Findlay Prep’s recent success with this distinction. They are the seventh and eighth Pilots to be selected for the game over the past six seasons.
First was Avery Bradley, who’s now with the Boston Celtics, in 2009, then Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Cory Joseph (San Antonio Spurs) in 2010, Myck Kabongo (Austin Toros) in 2011, Anthony Bennett (Cavaliers) and Brandon Ashley (Arizona) in 2012 and Washington’s Nigel Williams-Goss last year.
If Vaughn ends up committing to UNLV, he could be the third McDonald’s All-American on the roster. Current UNLV juniors Jelan Kendrick and Khem Birch were both selected for the game in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
According to Rivals.com’s rankings, the top player left out of the game was UNLV signee Dwayne Morgan (No. 18). The Rebels’ other signee, Goodluck Okonoboh (No. 32), also was not selected.