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Top high school basketball recruits Rashad Vaughn, left of Robbinsdale Cooper and Reid Travis of DeLaSalle in Minneapolis.

Jeff Wheeler, Dml - Star Tribune

Reid Travis and Rashad Vaughn: The others in 2014

  • Article by: JASON GONZALEZ
  • January 25, 2013 - 8:12 AM

Underneath a luminous glow in an otherwise dark room, two of the country's best high school basketball players started talking about another one who wasn't there.

The talk stopped. A camera light flashed, revealing Cooper's Rashad Vaughn and DeLaSalle's Reid Travis in the spotlight. They resumed their small talk between each flash of light during a recent photo shoot. Their subject: Tyus Jones.

Despite both juniors towering about 6-6 with long arms and powerful legs, Vaughn and Reid can't help but be overshadowed by the Apple Valley junior point guard, who is rated by ESPN as the Class of 2014's top player.

Vaughn, a shooting guard rated 10th, and Travis, a power forward ranked 29th, join Jones in making this year's uber-talented junior class unlike any other to come out of Minnesota.

The big guys are different players with different roles, difficult to compare with the more lauded Jones. Read their stories by clicking the links below.

Rashad Vaughn: 'Never satisfied

 

Big-man Travis has the complete package

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