two trailblazers and two who followed them

A look at four local players who left high school in recent years to play at a prep school:

Rashad Vaughn Cooper, 2013

Left after his junior season, played at Findlay Prep, Las Vegas, then one season at UNLV.

Drafted 17th overall by Milwaukee Bucks in 2015 NBA draft, also spent time with Brooklyn, New Orleans and Orlando.

Currently playing for Delaware in the NBA G League.

Gary Trent Jr. Apple Valley, 2016

Left after his junior season, enrolled at Findlay Prep, then transferred to Prolific Prep in California. Played one season at Duke.

Drafted 37th overall by Sacramento in 2018 NBA draft, then traded to Portland.

Currently on the Portland roster.

Blaise Beauchamp Hopkins, 2018

Left after his sophomore season, currently averaging 16 ppg at Findlay Prep.

Terry Lockett Minnehaha Academy, 2018

Left after sophomore season, averaging 12.3 ppg for Spire Institute (Geneva, Ohio).